Announcing Winner of the 2018 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities

by Kathryn Beaton January 17, 2019

The University of Michigan Press is pleased to announce that the 2018 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities has been awarded to Stephen Knadler for his book manuscript Vitality Politics: Health, Debility, and the Limits of Black Emancipation. The prize was announced at the meeting of the Modern Language Association in Chicago on January 5. Professor Knadler is Professor of English, Spelman College and author of the books Fugitive Race: Narrating and Resisting Whiteness, 1850-1980 and Remapping Citizenship and the Nation in African-American Literature. Vitality Politics explores the persistence of racial hierarchies since Reconstruction around Black health […]

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Now Available: The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

by Kathryn Beaton January 17, 2019

The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) is now live on Fulcrum!  First announced in 2015, this collection of ebooks for sale to libraries currently consists of over 1,100 titles, and will include at least 80 new books every year as well as a growing backlist. The title list can be found here. “This was a complex project that took years of strategizing and development,” said Melissa Baker-Young, Web Project Manager for Michigan Publishing.Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Fulcrum development team and Press colleagues, the UMP EBC launched on time, within budget and scope. […]

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University of Michigan Press publishes enriched multilayered work on college students’ writerly development

by Kathryn Beaton January 2, 2019

Ann Arbor, MI – University of Michigan Press has published the sixth volume in the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative series, entitled Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study, edited by Anne Ruggles Gere, University of Michigan Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor in the School of Education, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Professor of English Language and Literature.   Supported by the Humanities Collaboratory at the University of Michigan, the “Book Unbound” project explores how digital affordances enable humanities scholars to create layered publications that engage multiple audiences with text, multimedia, and data to create a more compelling and effective research […]

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UMP Ebook Collection: Webinar Link

by Kathryn Beaton December 4, 2018

The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) is a comprehensive collection of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. The UMP EBC is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fulcrum offers users the ability to read books with associated digital enhancements, such as: 3-D models, embedded audio, video, and databases; zoomable online images, and interactive media. You can see sample open access titles at: https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan. The collection is on sale now and will launch in early January 2019. UMP EBC is available […]

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University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection Debuts at the Charleston Conference

by Kathryn Beaton November 1, 2018

From our Director of Sales and Marketing, Lanell White:   Next week the Charleston Library Conference will welcome librarians, publishers, and vendor partners to Charleston, S.C. to discuss the key issues, topics, and innovations in scholarly communications. This year the theme of “Oh wind – if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” embodies a sense of anticipation around transitions not only between seasons, but also the sea change happening around ebook distribution models, namely that the academy is taking the lead in selling its content. This year Michigan Publishing is excited to be a part of this transformation. The […]

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