Second Intermediate Period of Egypt
The Second Intermediate Period marks a period when Ancient Egypt fell into disarray for a second time, between the end of the Middle Kingdom and the start of the New Kingdom. It is best known as the period when the Hyksos people of West Asia made their appearance in Egypt and whose reign comprised the 15th dynasty founded by Salitis; the 12th Dynasty of Egypt came to an end at the end of the 19th century BC with the death of Queen Sobekneferu. She had no heirs, causing the 12th dynasty to come to a sudden end, with it, the Golden Age of the Middle Kingdom. Retaining the seat of the 12th dynasty, the 13th dynasty ruled from Itjtawy near Memphis and Lisht, just south of the apex of the Nile Delta; the 13th dynasty is notable for the accession of the first formally recognised Semitic-speaking king, Khendjer. The 13th Dynasty proved unable to hold on to the entire territory of Egypt however, a provincial ruling family of Western Asian descent in Avaris, located in the marshes of the eastern Nile Delta, broke away from the central authority to form the 14th Dynasty.
The 15th Dynasty dates from 1650 to 1550 BC. Known rulers of the Fifteenth Dynasty are as follows: Salitis Sakir-Har Khyan Apophis, c. 1590? BC–1550 BC Khamudi, c. 1550–1540 BCThe 15th Dynasty of Egypt was the first Hyksos dynasty. It did not control the entire land; the Hyksos preferred to stay in northern Egypt. The names and order of their kings is uncertain; the Turin King list indicates that there were six Hyksos kings, with an obscure Khamudi listed as the final king of the 15th Dynasty. The surviving traces on the X figure appears to give the figure 8 which suggests that the summation should be read as 6 kings ruling 108 years; some scholars argue there were two Apophis kings named Apepi I and Apepi II, but this is due to the fact there are two known prenomens for this king: Awoserre and Aqenenre. However, the Danish Egyptologist Kim Ryholt maintains in his study of the Second Intermediate Period that these prenomens all refer to one man, who ruled Egypt for 40 or more years; this is supported by the fact that this king employed a third prenomen during his reign: Nebkhepeshre.
Apepi employed several different prenomens throughout various periods of his reign. This scenario is not unprecedented, as kings, including the famous Ramesses II and Seti II, are known to have used two different prenomens in their own reigns; the 16th Dynasty ruled the Theban region in Upper Egypt for 70 years. Of the two chief versions of Manetho's Aegyptiaca, Dynasty XVI is described by the more reliable Africanus as "shepherd kings", but by Eusebius as Theban. Ryholt, followed by Bourriau, in reconstructing the Turin canon, interpreted a list of Thebes-based kings to constitute Manetho's Dynasty XVI, although this is one of Ryholt's "most debatable and far-reaching" conclusions. For this reason other scholars do not follow Ryholt and see only insufficient evidence for the interpretation of the 16th Dynasty as Theban; the continuing war against Dynasty XV dominated the short-lived 16th dynasty. The armies of the 15th dynasty, winning town after town from their southern enemies, continually encroached on the 16th dynasty territory threatening and conquering Thebes itself.
In his study of the second intermediate period, the egyptologist Kim Ryholt has suggested that Dedumose I sued for a truce in the latter years of the dynasty, but one of his predecessors, Nebiryraw I, may have been more successful and seems to have enjoyed a period of peace in his reign. Famine, which had plagued Upper Egypt during the late 13th dynasty and the 14th dynasty blighted the 16th dynasty, most evidently during and after the reign of Neferhotep III. From Ryholt's reconstruction of the Turin canon, 15 kings of the dynasty can now be named, five of whom appear in contemporary sources. While they were most rulers based in Thebes itself, some may have been local rulers from other important Upper Egyptian towns, including Abydos, El Kab and Edfu. By the reign of Nebiriau I, the realm controlled by the 16th dynasty extended at least as far north as Hu and south to Edfu. Not listed in the Turin canon is Wepwawetemsaf, who left a stele at Abydos and was a local kinglet of the Abydos Dynasty.
Ryholt gives the list of kings of the 16th dynasty. Others, such as Helck, Bennett combine some of these rulers with the Seventeenth dynasty of Egypt; the estimated dates come from Bennett's publication. The Abydos Dynasty may have been a short-lived local dynasty ruling over part of Upper Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period in Ancient Egypt and was contemporary with the 15th and 16th Dynasties from 1650 to 1600 BC; the existence of an Abydos Dynasty was first proposed by Detlef Franke and elaborated on by Egyptologist Kim Ryholt in 1997. The existence of the dynasty may have been vindicated in January 2014, when the tomb of the unknown pharaoh Seneb Kay was discovered in Abydos; the dynasty tentatively includes four rulers: Wepwawetemsaf, Pantjeny and Seneb Kay. The royal necropolis of the Abydos Dynasty was found in the southern part of Abydos, in an area called Anubis Mountain in ancient times; the rulers of the Abydos Dynasty placed their burial ground adjacent to the tombs of the Middle Kingdom rulers.
Around the time Memphis and Itj-tawy fell to the Hyksos, the native Egyptian ruling house in Thebes declared its independence from Itj-tawy, becoming the 17th
Caroline Ransom Williams
Caroline Ransom Williams was an Egyptologist and classical archaeologist. She was the first American woman to be professionally trained as an Egyptologist, she worked extensively with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and other major institutions with Egyptian collections, published Studies in ancient furniture, The Tomb of Perneb, The Decoration of the Tomb of Perneb: The Technique and the Color Conventions, among others. Caroline Louise Ransom was born on February 24, 1872, to John and Ella Randolph Ransom, wealthy Methodists in Toledo, Ohio. Ransom attended Lake Erie College and Mount Holyoke College, where she earned a B. A. in 1896, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Her aunt Louise Fitz Randolph taught archeology and art history at Mount Holyoke College, was a strong influence on Caroline Louise. After graduating from college, Ransom accompanied her aunt to Europe and Egypt, before teaching for a year at Lake Erie College. In 1898 she joined the newly formed degree program in Egyptology at the University of Chicago.
It was the first program of its kind in the United States, Caroline Ransom was the first woman in the program. She received her Master of Arts in classical archaeology and Egyptology in 1900; the director of the Oriental Institute in Chicago, James Henry Breasted, became not only a mentor but a lifelong friend and correspondent of Ransom. Their letters are preserved in the Oriental Institute's archives. Ransom was encouraged by Breasted to pursue further studies abroad, she spent time in Athens, attending lectures at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and visiting the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. She went to Germany, where she studied at the University of Berlin from 1900 to 1903 with Adolf Erman, she received an Assistanceship in the Egyptian Department of the Berlin Museum in 1903. Back in Chicago, she wrote her doctoral dissertation under Breasted's supervision. In 1905, Ransom received her Ph. D. in Egyptology, becoming the first American woman to receive an advanced degree in the field.
Her thesis was published in 1905 as Studies in ancient furniture: Couches and beds of the Greeks and Romans by the University of Chicago Press. Ransom was commended for the work's "thoroughness and sane judgment" and for her ability to engage both the classical student and the general reader. From 1905 to 1910, Ransom was an assistant professor of Archaeology and Art at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania becoming chair of her department, she served on the managing committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 1909, Ransom became the first female member of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, founded in 1898, she participated in the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft. Such affiliations connected Ransom to an international community of current scholars and reinforced her position as an active member of the academic world. In 1909-1910 she was a vice-president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. In 1910 she became assistant curator in the established Department of Egyptian Art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York under the direction of First Curator Albert M. Lythgoe.
From 1910 to 1916, she worked with the artifacts in the collections, co-authoring the Handbook of the Egyptian Collection of the Museum. In 1912, Ransom received an honorary doctorate from Mount Holyoke College on its 75th anniversary. Between 1913 and 1916, the Tomb of Perneb was moved from Egypt and reconstructed at the Metropolitan Museum. While Lythgoe and others were in the field during the winter, Ransom supervised the American side of the work; this included administration and planning for the reception and installation of the pieces of the tomb, for the exhibit's opening. Reconstructing the tomb took three years, it opened to the public in 1916. The opening was accompanied by the publication of an 80-page booklet, The Tomb of Perneb, co-written by Lythgoe and Ransom. In 1916 Ransom married Grant Williams, a real estate developer in Toledo and returned there to live. Although they did not have children, family obligations to her husband and aging mother limited Ransom's ability to take on major professional commitments.
She continued to work with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society by commuting from Toledo, Ohio, to New York several times a year. In the winter of 1916/17 she cataloged the Egyptian collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In 1918, she catalogued the Egyptian holdings of the Detroit Museum of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art. From 1917 to 1924, she was a curator of the Egyptian holdings of the New York Historical Society, cataloguing the Abbott Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, she refused offers that would have required relocating to Chicago, New York, or Egypt. In a number of cases, most notably that of the Edwin Smith Medical Papyrus, she directed prestigious work to others; the papyrus is the most valuable one owned by the Society and I am ready to waive my interest in it, in the hope that it may be published sooner and better than I could do it. During the 1926/27 season, Caroline Ransom Williams took part in the Epigraphic Survey of the inscriptions at Luxor, at the invitation of Breasted of the University of Chicago.
She was one of four epigraphers on staff, the others being William F. Edgerton, John A. Wilson and the director of the site, Harold H. Nelson. In the Oriental Institute's report, Breasted expressed his "profound appreciation that Dr. Williams worked an entire season at Medinet Habu out of pure interest in the project and with almost
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world, its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Museum Mile in Manhattan's Upper East Side is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art and artifacts from Medieval Europe. On March 18, 2016, the museum opened the Met Breuer museum at Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side; the permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Oceanian and Islamic art.
The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries; the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 for the purposes of opening a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, was located at 681 Fifth Avenue; the Met's permanent collection is curated by seventeen separate departments, each with a specialized staff of curators and scholars, as well as six dedicated conservation departments and a Department of Scientific Research. The permanent collection includes works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, an extensive collection of American and modern art; the Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Oceanian and Islamic art. The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments and accessories, antique weapons and armor from around the world.
A great number of period rooms, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries. In addition to its permanent exhibitions, the Met organizes and hosts large traveling shows throughout the year; the current chairman of the board, Daniel Brodsky, was elected in 2011 and became chairman three years after director Philippe de Montebello retired at the end of 2008. On March 1, 2017, the BBC reported that Daniel Weiss, the Met's president and COO, would temporarily act as CEO for the museum. Following the departure of Thomas P. Campbell as the Met's director and CEO on June 30, 2017, the search for a new director of the museum was assigned to the human resources firm Phillips Oppenheim to present a new candidate for the position "by the end of the fiscal year in June" of 2018; the next director will report to Weiss as the current president of the museum. In April 2018, Max Hollein was named director. Beginning in the late 19th century, the Met started acquiring ancient art and artifacts from the Near East.
From a few cuneiform tablets and seals, the Met's collection of Near Eastern art has grown to more than 7,000 pieces. Representing a history of the region beginning in the Neolithic Period and encompassing the fall of the Sasanian Empire and the end of Late Antiquity, the collection includes works from the Sumerian, Sasanian, Assyrian and Elamite cultures, as well as an extensive collection of unique Bronze Age objects; the highlights of the collection include a set of monumental stone lamassu, or guardian figures, from the Northwest Palace of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II. Though the Met first acquired a group of Peruvian antiquities in 1882, the museum did not begin a concerted effort to collect works from Africa and the Americas until 1969, when American businessman and philanthropist Nelson A. Rockefeller donated his more than 3,000-piece collection to the museum. Today, the Met's collection contains more than 11,000 pieces from sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, the Americas and is housed in the 40,000-square-foot Rockefeller Wing on the south end of the museum.
The collection ranges from 40,000-year-old indigenous Australian rock paintings, to a group of 15-foot-tall memorial poles carved by the Asmat people of New Guinea, to a priceless collection of ceremonial and personal objects from the Nigerian Court of Benin donated by Klaus Perls. The range of materials represented in the Africa and Americas collection is undoubtedly the widest of any department at the Met, including everything from precious metals to porcupine quills; the Met's Asian department holds a collection of Asian art, of more than 35,000 pieces, arguably the most comprehensive in the US. The collection dates back to the founding of the museum: many of the philanthropists who made the earliest gifts to the museum included Asian art in their collections. Today, an entire wing of the museum is dedicated to the Asian collection, spans 4,000 years of Asian art; every Asian civilization is represented in the Met's Asian department, the pieces on display include every type of decorative art, from painting and printmaking to sculpture and metalworking.
The department is well known for its comprehensive collection of Chinese calligraphy and painting, as well as for its Indian sculptures and Tibetan works, the arts of Burma and Thailand. All three ancient religions of India – Hinduism and Jainism – are well represented in these s
Park Ridge, Illinois
Park Ridge is a city in Cook County, United States, a Chicago suburb. The population was 37,494 at the 2017 census, it is located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. It is close to O'Hare International Airport, major expressways, rail transportation, it is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area, bordering three northwestern neighborhoods of Chicago's Far North Side As its name suggests, Park Ridge lies on a ridge. The soil is abundant with clay deposits, which made it a brick-making center for the developing city of Chicago. Park Ridge was called Pennyville to honor George Penny, the businessman who owned the local brickyard along with Robert Meacham, it was named Brickton. The Des Plaines River divides Park Ridge from neighboring Des Plaines, west of Park Ridge. Chicago is south and east of Park Ridge, Niles and unincorporated Maine Township are to its north; the area of Park Ridge was inhabited by the Potawatomie until they were removed in 1833. The area was a convenient portage between the Des Plaines and Chicago rivers for the French explorers and in the early 1830s, the first settlers arrived from New England and New York.
In 1854 George Penny established a brickworks in the area. In 1910 Park Ridge had a population of 2,009. In 1930 the population was 10,417. In 1950 the population was 16,602. In 1960 the population was 32,625. There were 31 people classed other than black or white. By 1970, the population had risen to 42,466. In 2016, former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States, she was a graduate of the first class of Park Ridge's Maine Township High School South. According to the 2010 census, Park Ridge has a total area of 7.134 square miles, of which 7.09 square miles is land and 0.044 square miles is water. Park Ridge falls under the USDA 5b Plant Hardiness zone; as of the census of 2000, there were 37,775 people, 14,219 households, 10,465 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,374.6 people per square mile. There were 14,646 housing units at an average density of 2,083.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, 0.74% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.90% of the population. There were 14,219 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.4% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.13. The median cost of a house is $420,000; the City's population consists of 24.5% persons under the age of 18, 5.5% aged 18 to 24, 24.5% aged 25 to 44, 25.8% aged 45 to 64, 19.6% age 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $91,674, the median income for a family was $110,842. Males had a median income of $61,959 versus $39,794 for females; the per capita income for the city was $36,646.
About 1.7% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over. Park Ridge is served by the Park Ridge-Niles School District 64, which has its headquarters in the Raymond E. Hendee Educational Service Center in Park Ridge. Area middle schools include Lincoln Middle Emerson Middle School in Niles. At one point there were nine public K–6 elementary schools: Oakton, Edison, Carpenter, Franklin and Washington. Only the latter five remain today, all are in Park Ridge. Jefferson School is part of the district and houses the special needs preschool for children ages 3 and 4, the extended day kindergarten program, the after school program for grades K–6. St. Paul of the Cross and Mary Seat of Wisdom are the two Catholic elementary schools. St. Andrews is a Lutheran elementary school; the town is served by Maine Township High School District 207, which includes Maine South High School, Maine East High School. Students who live in northern Park Ridge have the option of attending either Maine East or Maine South.
Maine West High School is located to the west in Des Plaines. Maine North High School was a school in unincorporated Maine Township and part of Maine Township High School District 207, it closed in 1981. District 207 shares student-run radio and television stations operating with the call letters WMTH-FM. Actor Harrison Ford, known for playing the lead role in the Indiana Jones movies, went to Maine East, has been credited as being the radio station's first sports announcer. Since 2007, WMTH Radio can be heard live on any of the district high school homepages. Hillary Clinton graduated from local high school Maine South in 1965; the town is a part of the Oakton Community College district. Park Ridge is home to the Park Ridge Falcons, the 2002 Pop Warner Football Tomlin Division Pee Wee National Champions. Park Ridge is home to three American Youth Football National Champions and one American Youth Cheerleading National Champion; the Maine South Hawks football team were state champions in 1995, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016.
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New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society is an American history museum and library located in New York City at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The society was founded in 1804 as New York's first museum, it presents exhibitions, public programs, research that explore the rich history of New York and the nation. The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library has been at its present location since 1908; the granite building was designed by Sawyer in a classic Roman Eclectic style. A renovation of the landmark building was completed in November 2011 that made it more open to the public, provided space for an interactive children's museum, accomplished other changes to enhance access to its collections. Louise Mirrer has been the president of the Historical Society since 2004, she was Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the City University of New York. Beginning in 2005, the museum presented a groundbreaking two-year exhibit on Slavery in New York, its largest theme exhibition in 200 years on a topic which it had never addressed before.
It included an art exhibit by artists invited to use museum collections in their works. The Society focuses on the developing city center in Manhattan. Another historical society, the Long Island Historical Society was founded in Brooklyn in 1863; the New-York Historical Society holds an extensive collection of historical artifacts, works of American art, other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York. It presents researched exhibitions on a variety of topics and periods in American history, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Slavery in New York, The Hudson River School, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Tiffany designer Clara Driscol, the history of the Constitution; the Historical Society offers an extensive range of curriculum-based school programs and teacher resources, provides academic fellowships and organizes public programs for adults to foster lifelong learning and a deep appreciation of history. The New-York Historical Society's museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly 70 years.
Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works. Among them are a world-class collection of Hudson River School paintings, including major works by Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church; the Historical Society holds an important collection of paintings and drawings by marine artist James Bard. The museum holds much of sculptor Elie Nadelman's legendary American folk art collection, including furniture and household accessories such as lamps, textiles and ceramic objects, as well as paintings, weathervanes, sculptural woodcarvings, chalkware; the Historical Society's holdings in artifacts and decorative arts include George Washington's camp bed from Valley Forge, the desk at which Clement Clarke Moore wrote "A Visit from Saint Nicholas", one of the world's largest collections of Tiffany lamps and glasswork, a collection of more than 550 late nineteenth-century American board games. Its research library contains more than three million books, maps, newspapers, music sheets, prints and architectural drawings.
Among its collections are far-ranging materials relating to the founding and early history of the nation including the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America". The Society operates a website showing many images from its collection. In 2015 it announced the digitization and posting of over a thousand negatives by photographer Robert L. Bracklow from the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the Historical Society was founded on November 20, 1804 through the efforts of John Pintard. He was for some years secretary of the American Academy of Fine Arts, as well as the founder of New York's first savings bank, he was among the first to agitate for a free school system. The first meeting comprised 11 of the city's most prominent citizens, including Mayor DeWitt Clinton. At the meeting, a committee was selected to draw up a constitution, by December 10, the Historical Society was organized. According to the Historical Society's first catalogue, printed in 1813, the museum held 4,265 books, as well as 234 volumes of United States documents, 119 almanacs, 130 titles of newspapers, 134 maps, 30 miscellaneous views.
It had collected the start of a manuscript collection, several oil portraits and 38 engraved portraits. The Historical Society suffered under heavy debt during its early decades. In 1809, it organized a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Henry Hudson in New York Harbor. Inspired by the event, the Historical Society petitioned and obtained an endowment fro
Yale University Press
Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University. It was founded in 1908 by George Parmly Day, became an official department of Yale University in 1961, but it remains financially and operationally autonomous; as of 2009, Yale University Press published 300 new hardcover and 150 new paperback books annually and has more than 6,000 books in print. Its books have won five National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards and eight Pulitzer Prizes; the press maintains offices in New Haven and London, England. It was a co-founder of the distributer TriLiteral LLC with Harvard University Press. TriLiteral was sold to LSC Communications in 2018. Since its inception in 1919, the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition has published the first collection of poetry by new poets; the first winner was Howard Buck. Yale University Press and Yale Repertory Theatre jointly sponsor the Yale Drama Series, a playwriting competition; the winner of the annual competition is awarded the David C.
Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, a staged reading at Yale Rep. The Yale Drama Series and David C. Horn Prize are funded by the David Charles Horn Foundation. In 2007, Yale University Press acquired the Anchor Bible Series, a collection of more than 115 volumes of biblical scholarship, from the Doubleday Publishing Group. New and backlist titles are now published under the Anchor Yale Bible Series name. Yale University Press is publishing the Future of American Democracy Series, which "aims to examine and renew the historic vision of American democracy in a series of books by some of America's foremost thinkers", in partnership with the Future of American Democracy Foundation; the Lamar Series in Western History was established in 1962 to publish works that enhance the understanding of human affairs in the American West and contribute to a wider understanding of why the West matters in the political and cultural life of America. The Dwight H. Terry Lectureship was established in 1905 to encourage the consideration of religion in the context of modern science and philosophy.
Many of the lectures, which are hosted by Yale University, have been edited into book form by the Yale University Press. On September 22, 2000, Yale University Press announced a new Yale Nota Bene imprint that would "feature reprints of best-selling and classic Yale Press titles encompassing works of history, science, current affairs and biography, in addition to fiction and drama." The Yale Publishing Course was founded in 2010 by former Publishing Director of the Yale University Press, Tina C. Weiner, it filled the gap created by the closing of the legendary Stanford Publishing Course. It operates under the aegis of the Office of International Affairs of Yale University; the Course trains mid to senior-level publishing professionals to tackle the most compelling issues facing the publishing industry and concentrates on building leadership skills. The curriculum focuses on in-depth analyses of global trends, innovative business models, management strategies, new advances in technology, its immersive week-long programs, one devoted to book publishing and the other to magazine and digital publishing, combine lectures, discussion groups, one-on-one counseling sessions.
The faculty is made up of leading industry experts and members of the Yale School of Management, the Yale Library, the Yale University Press. Participants come from all over the world and represent all areas of publishing within organizations of all sizes and types of publications. In 1963, the Press published a revised edition of Ludwig von Mises's "Human Action". In the May 5, 1964 issue of National Review, Henry Hazlitt wrote the story "Mangling a Masterpiece", accusing Yale University Press of intentionally typesetting the new edition in an amateurish fashion, due to the Press's differing ideological beliefs. In August, 2009, officials at the Press ignited a controversy when they decided to expunge reproductions of the cartoons involved in the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, along with all other images of Muhammad, from a scholarly book entitled The Cartoons that Shook the World, by professor Jytte Klausen. Official website Yale University Press, London Yale Publishing Course, New Haven, Connecticut