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This week in North Philly Notes, Andrew Israel Ross, author of Public City/Public Sex, writes about the “problem” of public sex in cities. 

I recently visited Amsterdam for the first time and I could not help but be struck by how successfully the city marketed what once would have simply been considered “vice” as a tourist attraction. After making their pilgrimage to the Anne Frank House, for example, tourists can take advantage of the walking tours of the Red Light District. Meandering...

North Philly Notes
July 17, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we highlight nine of Temple University Press’s All-Star baseball books to celebrate baseball’s All-Star Break.

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North Philly Notes
July 10, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we celebrate the Fourth of July with ten of Temple University Press’s “American” titles. These books look at colonial America,  American culture, and the American Dream, reflecting on our country, its past, present, and future.

COLONIAL AMERICA

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North Philly Notes
July 3, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we celebrate Pride month with a dozen Temple University Press’s LGBTQ titles.

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North Philly Notes
June 26, 2019

By Megan Reddicks Pignataro It comes as no surprise to us today to hear that an upcoming blockbuster movie to hit the big screen will be offered in 3D. Does our experience...

The post Making ‘Old School’ 3D Images: Renaissance Sculpture Techniques & Photogrammetry appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
June 24, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we celebrate Juneteenth with a focus on Envisioning Emancipation by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer.

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North Philly Notes
June 19, 2019

By Urszula Pruchniewska In 1991, technology writer and critic Howard Rheingold wrote his influential book Virtual Reality, in which he chronicled his encounters with researchers working in the then-nascent field of computer-simulated...

The post Teledildonics in the Media: A Voyant Analysis of Journalism on Virtual Sex Toys appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
June 17, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we participate in an AAUP Blog Tour where we celebrate the staff of Temple University Press: Who we are, what we do, what we read, and what we love.

Temple University Press began publishing 50 years ago with books about urban studies, labor studies, as well as women’s studies, ethnic studies. We’ve since grown to include books on Asian American, Latina/o and African American studies as well as gender and sexuality, law and criminology, animal rights, sports, and regional studies. Our titles showcase our proud commitment to...

North Philly Notes
June 13, 2019

We’ve taken control of North Philly Notes to celebrate its illustrious creator and owner.

His twitter handle is “I’m a twin and a film critic who always has a book in his hand. I also have an opinion, and I’m not afraid to share it.“ That pretty much sums up Temple University Press’s publicity manager Gary Kramer. Gary has worked at the Press for almost 20 years and before that he had a brief stint at Princeton U. Press. At Temple, he’s responsible for the preparation of copy for book jackets, catalogs, and press releases as well...

North Philly Notes
June 10, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we present the table of contents for the new issue of Temple University Press’s journal, Kalfou, edited by George Lipsitz.

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North Philly Notes
June 5, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we honor the recent Stotesbury Cup Regatta by posting an excerpt from Dotty Brown’s Boathouse Row

Edward T. Stotesbury was 78 years old in 1927 when he decided to underwrite a high school rowing cup. Little did he know that this small gesture would prove to be his life’s greatest legacy, setting the course for a legendary high school regatta.

Called “Philadelphia’s first citizen,” and a “banker’s banker”...

North Philly Notes
May 22, 2019

One of our strongest educational partnerships here at Temple Libraries is our collaboration with the First Year Writing Program. Nearly all entering first-year students at Temple take at least one of the courses in this program, so it’s a great opportunity for library staff to reach a large population of undergraduates. Each section of the three largest courses (ENG 802, 812, and 902) is scheduled for two workshops with a library staff instructor. These workshops are designed to build on each other to support students as...

Assessment on the Ground
May 15, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we showcase the titles on Temple University Press’ Fall 2019 catalog.

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North Philly Notes
May 15, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we re-post the obituary from the May 5 issue of the New York Times that celebrated the life of Norma Miller, author of Swinin’ at the Savoy

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North Philly Notes
May 8, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, Ulka Anjaria, author of Reading India Now, explains the importance of reading literature to understand the Indian present and its political futures.

The Indian general elections are once again upon us. Like the upcoming U.S. election, this one too is fraught with anxiety about whether the country will re-elect the right-wing party of its incumbent prime minister. As part of legitimate fears about a global right-wing turn, this is the brief...

North Philly Notes
May 1, 2019

The Libraries are once again offering our Crunch Time Café to help you refuel and relax as you prep for final exams. Our offerings are a bit different this year, as we prepare Paley for the move to Charles Library...

Programs & Events
April 29, 2019

This week in North Philly Notes, we spotlight our new Urban Studies titles, which will be on display at the Urban Affairs Association conference, April 24-27 in Los Angeles, CA.

On April 25, at 3:30 pm, Latino Mayors, edited by Marion Orr and Domingo Morel, will be the subject of a panel discussion.

On April 26, at 2:05 pm, Alan Curtis...

North Philly Notes
April 24, 2019

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Library Technology Services
April 22, 2019

By Bethany Farrell On Monday the images of Notre Dame’s spire and ceiling aflame were too horrific for me to really look at. I couldn’t bare to witness the fall of the...

The post In the Aftermath of Notre Dame, How Can Digital Art History Help? appeared first on Digital Scholarship Center.

Temple Digital Scholarship Center
April 19, 2019

Beyond the Notes, Temple University Libraries, and audiences wish to extend bravos and thank you to the artists who provided beautiful, interesting, and exciting concerts at noon in the library during the 2018-2019 year. We appreciate your talent and are grateful for your bringing live music to Paley Library!

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Performing Arts News
April 18, 2019

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