About Penn Press
Founded in 1890, the University of Pennsylvania Press is one of the oldest scholarly imprints in North America. Penn Press publishes rigorous and thought-provoking work in the humanities and social sciences designed to advance knowledge, dialogue, and understanding.
History at Penn Press
The books in Penn Press’s history catalog cover a wide range of topics, times, and regions, from Medieval and Early Modern European History to Modern Intellectual History, and from the earliest New World encounters to timely analyses of our contemporary moment.
New and recent titles explore the rise of the New Right in the Northern Plains States, the history of the sexual abuse of boys in the Church from late antiquity to the high Middle Ages, the practices used by black women to construct freedom in the Atlantic world, the Jewish body as it has existed and been imagined from biblical times to the present, and much more.
Our Acquisitions Editors
Walter Biggins, Editor-in-Chief
Areas of acquisition: Cultural studies, intellectual and political history of the Americas, Atlantic World and postcolonial studies
Robert Lockhart, Senior Editor
Areas of acquisition: Atlantic history, American history (colonial through the present), history of the African Diaspora and transnational history, urban studies
Selected series: The Early Modern Americas, Early American Studies, America in the Nineteenth Century, American Business, Politics, and Society, Politics and Culture in Modern America, Intellectual History of the Modern Age
Jenny Tan, Associate Editor
Areas of acquisition: Ethnography, anthropology, political studies