New book: “Papyri from Karanis: The Granary C123”

by Kathryn Beaton September 17, 2018

From our Classics editor Ellen Bauerle:   The Press is very pleased to note that the Chronicle of Higher Education recently listed among its books received our recently published volume Papyri from Karanis:  The Granary C123, edited by W. Graham Claytor, Assistant Professor of Classics at Hunter College, and Arthur Verhoogt, Professor of Papyrology and Greek and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. This volume represents a restart of one of the Press’s oldest series, going back to the early days of the University of Michigan and its Press.  It also showcases the University’s stellar collection of Greco-Roman papyri,  the largest such in the […]

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Author and Historian Christian Habicht Has Passed at 92

by Kathryn Beaton August 7, 2018

From our Classics editor Ellen Bauerle:   The University of Michigan Press notes the passing of Christian Habicht, a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1973 to 1998. We were privileged to work with Prof. Habicht on the publication of his book The Hellenistic Monarchies in 2006. In addition to that volume, he was also the author of very many articles and numerous other notable books, including Cicero the Politician (1990), Pausanias’ Guide to Ancient Greece (1985), and Polybius’ Histories, revised together with Frank Walbank (2010). His first two books, Gottmenschentum […]

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Interview with UC Davis professor Gina Bloom, first U-M Press author to receive a TOME award

by Charles Watkinson July 17, 2018

Scholars across the United States are currently working with their parent institutions and select university presses to make distinguished books globally free to read through the TOME, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem, initiative. Under the auspices of the Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of University Presses, TOME funding institutions and publishers are working together on a sustainable model that increases the reach and impact of the most important humanities and social sciences books while also supporting the non-profit publishing infrastructure that enables them. University of California, Davis, professor Dr. Gina Bloom is one of the […]

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Former Poet Laureate and U-M Press Author Donald Hall dies at 89

by Charles Watkinson June 25, 2018

Donald Hall’s passing not only marks a great loss for the world of poetry but for the University of Michigan community. He was a member of the University’s faculty for 17 years and the author or editor of multiple Press books. His influence continues as the following tribute from Ariel Everitt shows. Ariel is a current U-M student in English and Creative Writing and is a marketing intern at the Press this summer: “Donald Hall, admirer of the rural and one of the last masters of his poetic generation, died Saturday night at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire, […]

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Introducing Two New Staff Members at University of Michigan Press

by Charles Watkinson June 14, 2018

University of Michigan Press (UMP) is pleased to introduce two new staff members. Lanell White will join University of Michigan Press as its new Sales and Marketing Director on September 4. Lanell’s deep experience in digital strategy, institutional sales, and market analysis includes roles as director of client relations and sales at publishing technology provider Redlink; product manager and market development manager at ProQuest; and senior analyst positions at consultancy providers Outsell and Foresee. She looks forward to working with authors, editors, and the Press’s distribution and retail partners to grow the business. Editorial Director Mary Francis will continue to manage […]

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