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From the Vault: The Question of the Invisible Majority

by Mikala Carpenter August 5, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. On July 1, 2013, Senator […]

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From the Vault: 1971 Press Publication Wonders If We Can Escape 1984

by Mikala Carpenter July 15, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. In 1949, George Orwell anticipated […]

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A catalog sure to put a spring in your step

by Brianne Johnson November 19, 2012

We have yet to experience our first official snow of the season (in fact, it’s a balmy fifty-five degrees right now in Ann Arbor), but at the University of Michigan Press we’re already looking forward to Spring, thanks to our just-released Spring 2013 e-Catalog.

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C. Michael Sampson Featured on “As It Happens”

by Phillip Witteveen November 7, 2012

C. Michael Sampson, co-author of the recent New Literary Papyri from the Michigan Collection, discussed new findings on the mythology of the Siege of Troy with host Carol Off on As It Happens. The papyrus in question, which  dates from the late 3rd century, was acquired by the University of Michigan over 80 years ago, but was not studied until the 1990s because it “was mis-catalogued.” “Scholars who were working, no doubt fairly quickly …  filed it away as being a Coptic piece,” Sampson said The 44 lines of poetry that make up the contents of this discovery represent  “a speech delivered to the Greek […]

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Jason Karlawish reads from ‘Open Wound’

by Phillip Witteveen October 16, 2012

The Indiana University School of Medicine is now featuring a recording of Jason Karlawish reading his book: Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont.  This historical novel follows the story of a 19th century doctor in Northern Michigan, and the lengths he is willing to go to for success and recognition.  

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