Q&A: International Studies Association’s 58th Annual Convention

by Kathryn Beaton March 8, 2017

The University of Michigan Press attends several conferences each year. One of our editorial assistants, Danielle, went to her first one last weekend. Read our Q&A to hear about her experience attending panels, her impressions of Baltimore, and her advice for other first-time conference attendees.     Kathryn: Your first conference! Were you nervous? How did you prepare for it? Danielle: I was very nervous! I tried to prepare for the conference by looking over all the information about attending conferences that I had been given by colleagues. The International Studies Association website also had a packet of information for […]

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Black History Month Sale: 30% off select books!

by Kathryn Beaton February 8, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting books in our “African-American and African Studies” category. Whether you’re interested in civil rights, slam poetry, policy issues, music, or how these intersect with a variety of other topics, you can find it all here. Use the code UMBHM17 for 30% off any of our 140 AAAS books. This offer is good on hardcovers, paperbacks, and ebooks, and can be used as many times as you want, until March 1st, 2017.   Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties: Notes on the Civil Rights Movement, Neoliberalism, and Politics Clarence Lang The 1960s, including […]

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“Illuminating Childhood” author recounts her travels in Czech Republic and India

by Shaun Manning February 8, 2012

At the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, faculty blog, U-M Press author Ellen Handler Spitz recounts her recent travels in the Czech Republic and India. “My trip started in the Czech Republic, where I am researching the children’s drawings from Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp,” she begins. “Since first visiting the camp 20 years ago, I have written and lectured on the opera and Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, the Bauhaus-trained artist who became the children’s art teacher. Over 4,000 drawings survive today, saved and hidden by her before she was taken to the gas chambers of Auschwitz; to write on them is […]

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University of Michigan Press Celebrates Elizabeth Alexander

by University of Michigan Press January 14, 2009

New site dedicated to the acclaimed poet and UM Press author, who will read at the Presidential Inauguration on January 20   The University of Michigan Press announced this week that it is celebrating the selection of poet Elizabeth Alexander to read at the Presidential Inauguration with a special Web site commemorating her work. “Power & Possibility,” her volume of essays, reviews and interviews on poetry — which covers the role of poetry in politics — will also be sold at a special inaugural discount. “The University of Michigan Press is immensely proud that the incoming President of the United […]

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