jewish studies

U-M Press Award Winning Books for 2017

by Charles Watkinson January 4, 2018

Awards serve as a third party validation for the merit of scholarship and production value of the books that the University of Michigan Press creates. Awards bring recognition and prestige to our authors, our exemplary books, our Press, the U-M Library, and our parent institution. The University’s brand of excellence is reinforced everytime a U-M Press title is acknowledged. U-M Press books are routinely nominated and win prestigious awards and are held in high regard within our scholarly community. A sample of recent awards are listed below. A full list of the more than 200 award-winning titles may be found […]

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Guest Post: Working Behind the Desk at the Michigan Daily

by Sam Killian August 12, 2015

The following essay was written by Stephanie Steinberg, editor of In the Name of Editorial Freedom, a University of Michigan Press publication that will be released in September. Stephanie and other contributors to the book will be appearing at a number of promotional events in the coming months. A list of those events appears at the end of this post.   If you’re a University of Michigan alum, you may have vivid memories of rallies in the Diag, concerts in Hill Auditorium or victories in the Big House. Odds are you sat in class debating the implications of Brown v. Board of Education or […]

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Buerkle to Deliver ‘Faye Sigman Woman of Valor Lecture’ at UW-Milwaukee

by Meredith Kahn May 7, 2014
cover of Nothing Happened: Charlotte Salomon and an Archive of Suicide

Darcy C. Buerkle, Associate Professor of History at Smith College and author of Nothing Happened: Charlotte Salomon and an Archive of Suicide, will deliver the 2014 Faye Sigman Woman of Valor Lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday, May 8. The lecture is sponsored by the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UW-Milwaukee. Buerkle’s Nothing Happened takes a close look at Charlotte Salomon’s fantastical autobiography Life? or Theater? and the way that German social history has omitted the stories of German Jewish women and suicide. Salomon’s Life? or Theater? consists of 769 sequenced gouache paintings, through which she imagined the […]

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From the Vault: Press Awards from 2003-2008

by Mikala Carpenter August 14, 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. This is the first of […]

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Henry Bial Defends the Ph.D. in Theater

by Phillip Witteveen February 22, 2013

In a recent essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Henry Bial, author of Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen, responded to growing concerns within the academy relating to doctorate programs in the performing arts.  There is, according to Bial and the article’s c0-authors, “an antagonism between those who study the theater and those who create it.” This issue falls hardest on those students “enrolled in 36 doctoral programs in theater across the country.”  Bial and his co-authors promoted a separation between the inherent value and marketability of the degree, saying,  “market value is a flawed metric for both the M.F.A. […]

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