The University of Michigan Series in Digital Humanities@digitalculturebooks and the UM/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize

by University of Michigan Press on December 14, 2009

The University of Michigan Press and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) are pleased to announce the launch of The University of Michigan Series in Digital Humanities@digitalculturebooks and the UM/ HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize.  The series editors are Julie Thompson  Klein  (Wayne State University), Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) and Tom Finholt (University of Michigan).  The series advisory board members are Cathy Davidson (Duke University), Sidonie Smith (University of Michigan), Daniel Herwitz (University of Michigan), Wendy Chun (Brown University), and Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Pomona College).



The series will provide a forum for ground-breaking and benchmark work in digital humanities. This rapidly growing field lies at the intersections of computers and the disciplines of the arts and humanities, the professions of education and of library and information science, and the fields of media and communications studies, and cultural studies. The purpose of the University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series is to feature rigorous research that advances understanding of the nature and implications of the changing relationship between humanities and digital technologies.

Books, monographs, and experimental formats that define current practices, emergent trends, and future directions will receive priority. Together, they will illuminate the varied disciplinary and professional forms, broad multidisciplinary scope, interdisciplinary dynamics, and transdisciplinary potential of the field.

Works for the series and submissions to be considered for the UM/HASTAC Prize will further the following goals:
• to break new ground by defining and assessing current and emerging methodological and theoretical approaches;
• to benchmark best practices and projects through analysis of their nature, quality, and impact;
• to present leading scholarship on the changing relationship of humanities and technology;
• to feature best work from leading networks, communities of practice, and innovative practitioners;
• to examine key thematics and problematics of the field;
• to define and examine innovative approaches to digital teaching and learning.

For more information about this series, or to submit a proposal please contact Acquiring Editor: Tom Dwyer — thdwyer@umich.edu

UM/ HASTAC Prize

In conjunction with the launch of the UM Series in Digital Humanities, the University of Michigan and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) are pleased to announce the UM Press/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize. The prize will be awarded for an innovative and important project that displays a critical and rigorous engagement in the field of Digital Humanities.

Eligible projects will be peer reviewed with the winner determined by the HASTAC Steering Committee, the general editors and the advisory board of the University of Michigan Press Series in Digital Humanities. The series editors are Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State University), Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) and Tom Finholt (University of Michigan). The series advisory board members are Cathy Davidson (Duke University), Sidonie Smith (University of Michigan), Daniel Herwitz (University of Michigan), Wendy Chun (Brown University), and Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Pomona College).

For initial consideration, authors should provide via e-mail a prospectus of the completed manuscript or emergent work describing its goals, intended audience, and significance, as well as a C.V. and sample material in a PDF. Final determination by the prize committee will be based on a review of a completed manuscript or a detailed prospectus, work plan, and sample material for projects. 

The prize recipient will be announced on the HASTAC and UM Press websites. The winning submission will be published by the University of Michigan Press in the UM Digital Humanities Series under the digitalculturebooks imprint in print and digital formats.

For questions, please contact the UM Press Acquiring Editor, Tom Dwyer: thdwyer@umich.edu

For more about digitalculturebooks, visit: www.digitalculture.org

View UM Press Media Studies titles: www.press.umich.edu/media/

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