It publishes several series in the humanities and social sciences, including: Illuminations--Cultural Formations of the Americas; Milton Studies; Pitt Latin American Series; Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies, Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literary, and Culture; Pittsburgh/Konstanz Series in Philosophy and History of Science; and the Security Continuum--Global Politics in the Modern Age.
The Press is especially known for literary publishing, particularly its Pitt Poetry Series, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. One of its perennial bestselling titles is Thomas Bell's historical novel Out of This Furnace, reissued by the press in 1976.
The Press was established in September 1936 by University of Pittsburgh Chancellor John Gabbert Bowman. Paul Mellon committed the majority of the necessary startup funding from the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust. Other contributors were the Buhl Foundation, the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, and the university itself. The first director of the press was Lawrence E. Irwin, who was followed by Agnes Lynch Starrett, Frederick A. Hetzel, and Cynthia Miller. The Press is currently housed on the fifth floor of the EurekaBuildingPitt.jpg on Pitt's main campus in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh Press is a Charter Member of the Association of American University Presses.
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PITT TO SPONSOR FEB. 28 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM LAUNCHING THE NEW UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PRESS TITLE TEENIE HARRIS: PHOTOGRAPHER, A CELEBRATION OF THE RENOWNED PITTSBURGHER'S LIFE AND ARTISTRY IN CHRONICLING AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE.
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