Emily Wilding Davison and the British Women’s Suffragette Movement

by Kasie Pleiness November 19, 2015

Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, is a British historical drama inspired by true events from the early British feminist movement. The film focuses on Maud Watts, a fictional 24-year-old laundress who testifies in front of Parliament for the right to vote. She is thrown in jail, where she meets Emily Wilding Davison, a real life heroine of the early feminist movement and friend of activist Emmeline Pankhurst. Davison was at the center of one of the most memorable images of the British women’s suffrage movement — one that provides a key moment in the new film. On June […]

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Lever Press and Knowledge Unlatched: Two Paths to a Common Goal

by Charles Watkinson November 16, 2015

The University of Michigan’s recent involvement in a study into the implications of moving to a producer-pays model of open access monograph publication highlighted the importance of never making publishing decisions based on an author’s ability to pay. Insulating the publication decision from the financial requirements of open access book publishing is the connecting theme between two different and complementary initiatives that Michigan Publishing will be supporting in 2016; Knowledge Unlatched and the Lever Press. The common feature of both is the leadership role libraries are taking to create an equitable and inclusive environment for long-form scholarship. As described last […]

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Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan

by Charles Watkinson November 12, 2015

We are pleased to share the announcement of change of distribution and publishing arrangements from the Center for Japanese Studies Publications Program, University of Michigan. As of January 1, 2016, University of Michigan Press (UMP) will handle marketing and distribution of all titles, both new and backlist, in all formats (print and ebook), of the Center for Japanese Studies Publications Program. This expands on an existing relationship between the Center and Michigan Publishing that has made a number of backlist titles available open access. In addition, UMP will handle the production of new titles (including peer review, contracts, copyediting, and […]

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Throwback Thursday: 102 Years of Michigan Trees

by Kasie Pleiness November 12, 2015
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Michigan Trees: A Guide to the Trees of the Great Lakes Region is the must-have reference book for anyone who wants to learn about the trees of this unique North American region. The first edition of Michigan Trees was published in 1913 and preceded the University of Michigan Press by 17 years. After the Press was founded, a second edition was released under our imprint in 1931. New editions have been released every 20 or so years since then, appearing in 1954, 1972, 1981, and most recently, in 2004. While previous editions of the book had focused on identification, the […]

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Save 40% at the University of Michigan Press Holiday Sale!

by Kasie Pleiness November 6, 2015
UMP Holiday Sale

Struggling to find the perfect gift for family members and friends this holiday season? Save 40% on select University of Michigan Press titles during our Holiday Book Sale! Sale titles are listed below by genre. Use promotion code UMHOL15 at checkout to receive 40% discount. Sale ends December 31, 2015. Michigan and the Great Lakes Isadore’s Secret The Michigan Eco-Traveler Michigan Legends Classical Studies Materia Magica Pompeii’s Living Statues Fiction, Poetry, and Writing Grand River and Joy The Rag-Picker’s Guide to Poetry Literary Studies American Poetry in Performance Architecture and Modern Literature Are We There Yet? Music Powerful Voices Counterculture Kaleidoscope Sounding […]

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