The Athenaeum Press

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The Athenaeum Press is a student-driven publishing lab that focuses on telling regional stories in innovative ways. Rather than accepting completed manuscripts for publishing, the press accepts project proposals that will be intensely developed by an interdisciplinary, collaborative group of students and faculty. The Press seeks these proposals from all corners of the community, including non-profit organizations, community members, and faculty and students at other institutions. Project initiators, or those that submit project proposals, will collaborate extensively with the Press team to design, build and produce professional-quality content using unique and innovative technologies and media formats.

Located in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities & Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University, The Athenaeum Press offers students hands-on opportunities within the publication process, from project-based historical research to exhibit design. Students determine the form of the project based on the subject, and we are continually seeking new and innovative ways to produce projects. While many of our projects are based on extensive academic research, we produce content that is accessible, engaging and challenging.

Our projects are organic to this region, but we draw our regional map widely. From retelling the story of a 19th century explorer from the northeast as he travelled down the Lowcountry waterways to the spirituals that emanated from the South Carolina sea islands, the sheer diversity of the stories within this region hold national significance.