About the collection
Northwestern Open is an online platform providing open access to previously out-of-print titles published by Northwestern University Press. With the generous support of the Humanities Open Book Program, a joint effort of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Northwestern is proud to make available important and groundbreaking works in philosophy, literary criticism, and African studies. Access to the collection is free and open to scholars and the public alike.
“Northwestern University Press has published thousands of original and critically acclaimed books that have advanced knowledge and scholarship in a wide range of fields,” said press director Jane Bunker. “It is a pleasure to make these long unavailable titles available again. Thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we are now able to place this scholarship in an open online environment where it is accessible to interested readers around the globe. It is a privilege to be able to fulfill our mission in this way.”
The entire collection is now available for use and download. The Press is pleased to offer high quality print-on-demand editions for readers who would like to own a physical copy of any book in Northwestern Open.
Northwestern University Press
Founded in 1893, Northwestern University Press is dedicated to publishing works of enduring scholarly and cultural value, extending the university’s mission to a community of readers throughout the world. The Press publishes books of philosophy, literary criticism, critical ethnic studies, theater and performance studies, fiction, poetry, and Chicago regional studies.
Humanities Open Book Program
The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost e-book technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. Humanities Open Book is jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.