Although we are unable to see you in person at this year’s joint conference of the American Academy of Religion & Society of Biblical Literature, we’d still love for you to “stop by the booth” and meet with us virtually. Editor Eric Schmidt is taking brief Zoom appointments.

Eric Schmidt, Editor
Religion and Premodern World History

“I acquire broadly in premodern history and religion, as well as in modern religion. Our publishing program has a broad cultural studies remit overall, and as part of the premodern list, I’m especially interested in books that study the passage of people, things, and ideas across the boundaries of lands and languages. The modern religion list is primarily focused on the intersection of religion and society from a wide variety of disciplinary approaches in the humanities and social sciences. Works that bring the study of religion to bear on pressing social issues are especially welcome.

We also have a program in World Literature in Translation, which features superior translations of major works of historical importance from around the premodern world. This collection is dedicated to a truly inclusive view of literature, covering everything from epic to lyric to folktale to history, with works from neglected traditions sitting aside more recognizable works.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with a pitch if you’re working in these areas and think it might be a good fit for California.”

Interested in publishing your work with Eric and UC Press?
Schedule a meeting

  • Want to pitch your book? Come prepared with clear statements of your argument, your audience, and why you want to write this book.
  • Don’t yet have a pitch, or still in dissertation mode? Stop by with your publishing questions!
  • Are you a UC Press author and want to catch up? Feel free to drop in to say hello! Bring your friends!

Learn more about Religion and Religion in the Ancient World at UC Press and see what it takes to write a strong book proposal.

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