Event to spotlight academic publishing careers

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York University’s book publishing program will host Lily Bergh, head publisher and vice-president at Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press, who will give a lecture on potential career paths for those looking to enter intellectual and academic publishing on Nov. 16.

Lily Bergh
Lily Bergh

For 35 years, Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press – which has published books by York University professors like Dennis Raphael, Gamal Abdel-Shehid and David Liu – has specialized in publishing academic texts from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that may not be heard elsewhere.

It is also at the forefront of the latest ideas that are shaping philosophy, queer theory and feminism in Canada with its Women’s Press branch, which has played an integral role in the proliferation of feminist writing in Canada.

The event with Bergh, who joined the press in 2008, will highlight what students and others in the community can do to become involved in the publishing industry. The talk is part of the ongoing York Lectures in Publishing series, which was started in 2022 by Assistant Professor Matthew Bucemi to help students and others explore all publishing paths available to them.

Bergh’s talk will take place in the Junior Common Room, 014 McLaughlin College at 6 p.m., followed by a Q-and-A. Food and drinks will be served. All are welcome.