University Of New Hampshire Announces Publication Of The Encyclopedia Of New England Sept. 19

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

Sept. 12, 2005

WHAT: Press conference to announce publication of The Encyclopedia of New England

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, 2005

WHERE: Elliot Alumni Center (off Edgewood Road), 1925 Room

BACKGROUND: The Encyclopedia of New England is the first periodical to celebrate, document and interpret the unique regional history and culture of New England. It will be published later this month by Yale University Press. Burt Feintuch, professor of folklore and English and director of the Center for the Humanities at UNH, and David Watters, professor of English and director of UNH’s Center for New England Culture, edited the 1,600-page reference book that features 1,300 alphabetically arranged entries examining significant people, places, events, ideas and artifacts by leading authorities in the field, and more than 500 illustrations and maps. Feintuch and Watters will discuss the uniqueness of the New England region; describe the process of editing 1.5 million words by nearly 1,000 contributors; and share some little-known facts about New England that rarely appear in history books.

RSVP AND PARKING: Reserved parking will be available. Please RSVP to Erika Mantz, (603) 862-1567 or