University of Michigan Press honored for innovation and community leadership

by Charles Watkinson February 2, 2018

The University of Michigan Press is one of three publishers listed as finalists for the UP Redux Award, to be awarded at the University Press Redux Conference hosted by UCL Press and the Association of Learned and Professional Scholarly Publishers (APLSP) in London, UK, on February 13-14, 2018. The UP Redux award recognises an individual, team or press that has made an outstanding contribution to university press publishing through innovation, providing inspiration and visibility for the sector as a whole, and challenging university presses to rethink or evolve their practice. Being a finalist means that UMP has been nominated multiple times by its international peers. Our […]

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2017 Stories of Impact from the Deep Blue Document Repository

by Charles Watkinson January 18, 2018

The Deep Blue document repository provides worldwide, free access to some of the best research U-M has to offer. As part of Michigan Publishing (the publishing division of the U-M Library) it provides a trusted hosting option for University of Michigan faculty members and graduate students who wish to make their work discoverable and citable over the long term. In 2017 the 115,000 items in Deep Blue documents were downloaded 10.8 million times. As Deep Blue coordinator Jim Ottaviani notes, “it’s difficult to know what will have an impact, of course, which is why Deep Blue seeks out and hosts […]

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Announcing Winner of 2017 Tobin Siebers Prize

by Kathryn Beaton January 10, 2018

The University of Michigan Press is pleased to announce that the 2017 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities has been awarded to Elizabeth B. Bearden for her book manuscript Monstrous Kinds: Body, Space, and Narrative in Renaissance Representations of Disability. Dr. Bearden lives in Madison, Wisconson, where she is a Professor of English at UW-Madison. She earned her Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from New York University in 2006. Her first book, published in 2012 by the University of Toronto Press, is The Emblematics of the Self: Ekphrasis and Identity in Renaissance Imitations of Greek Romance. In her […]

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U-M Press Award Winning Books for 2017

by Charles Watkinson January 4, 2018

Awards serve as a third party validation for the merit of scholarship and production value of the books that the University of Michigan Press creates. Awards bring recognition and prestige to our authors, our exemplary books, our Press, the U-M Library, and our parent institution. The University’s brand of excellence is reinforced everytime a U-M Press title is acknowledged. U-M Press books are routinely nominated and win prestigious awards and are held in high regard within our scholarly community. A sample of recent awards are listed below. A full list of the more than 200 award-winning titles may be found […]

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“Academic Ableism” Author Interview–Part 2

by Kathryn Beaton December 15, 2017

Check out Part 2 of our interview with Jay Timothy Dolmage. He’s an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo and author of the newly released book Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education, which argues that inclusiveness allows for a better education for everyone. We are proud to offer a large selection of disability studies books, and feel that they are essential to dispelling misconceptions. Find Part 1 of the interview here.   You write about how, for many years, “disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to […]

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