2019 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities

by Kathryn Beaton February 27, 2019

Ends on September 16, 2019 About the Tobin Siebers Prize Submissions are now open for the 2019 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities. The prize is awarded in memory of disability studies pioneer Tobin Siebers, Professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of many influential books and articles in the field of Disability Studies. The prize is awarded yearly for the best book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in the field. Reflecting on the work of the scholar the prize commemorates, the competition invites submissions on a wide range of topics, from […]

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University of Michigan Press shortlisted for 2019 Academic and Professional Publisher Award

by Kathryn Beaton February 25, 2019

University of Michigan Press is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for the 2019 London Book Fair International Excellence Award for Academic and Professional Publishing.  Started in 2014 and held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association, the award showcases and celebrates publishing excellence and innovation for international markets outside the UK. University of Michigan Press will attend the awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 12 alongside two other shortlisted publishers, De Gruyter and Rutgers University Press. The winner will be announced that evening. “The University of Michigan Press is very pleased and honored to learn that we have […]

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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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