Yale University Press Editor Visit

The Leslie Center for the Humanities has invited editor Seth Ditchik of Yale University Press to speak with Dartmouth faculty, on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16, 2024.


Academic Publishing Talk with Editor Seth Ditchik

Thursday, Feb. 15

4:30-5:30 PM

Dartmouth Hall 104

A limited number of seats are available. Please RSVP to this event at humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.


Individual Faculty Meetings with Seth Ditchik

Friday, Feb 16

8:30-11:30 AM

Dartmouth Hall 104

This is an opportunity for faculty to ask an editor specific questions regarding their academic book project. Meetings will be scheduled for 20 minutes. If you are interested in planning a one-on-one meeting, please write to us at humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.


Seth Ditchik is the editorial director at Yale University Press in New Haven. YUP is one of America's largest university presses, with offices in both New Haven and London, UK; it publishes around 400 new titles each year, with strengths in art, history, religion, politics, and the natural sciences. Among Yale University Press's backlist are such notable titles as E.H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World, Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, Josef Albers' Interaction of Color, and Ned Blackhawk's The Rediscovery of America, which won the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The Press also publishes the Yale Series of Younger Poets, which is the longest-running poetry prize in the United States; the Yale Drama Series, an annual competition for emerging playwrights; and the newly established Yale Nonfiction Book Prize, which is run in cooperation with the staff of the Yale Review.

At Yale University Press, Seth leads a team of eight editors in New Haven; in addition to his role as editorial director, he publishes books on economics and related subjects. He also oversees the Press's Why X Matters series, and was the inaugural editor of Yale's Black Lives series, which is advised by David Blight, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Jacqueline Goldsby. Prior to arriving at Yale Press in 2016, Seth was a Group Publisher and Executive Editor at Princeton University Press, and an editor at Blackwell Publishing.


This event is sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.