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Call for Submissions: 2022 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities!

by Briana Johnson May 12, 2022

                      About the Tobin Siebers Prize Submissions are now open for the 2022 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 proposed book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in the field (with the exception of 2020, due to the challenges presented by COVID-19). Reflecting on […]

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“Up North in Michigan” is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book!

by Danielle Coty-Fattal January 10, 2022
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We are excited to share that Up North in Michigan: A Portrait of Place in Four Seasons, by Jerry Dennis, is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book! The Michigan Notable Book Up North in Michigan is a collection of essays that capture the author’s lifelong journey to better know the place he calls home by exploring it in every season, in every kind of weather, on foot, on bicycle, in canoes and cars. The essays in this book are more than an homage to a particular region, its people, and its natural wonders. They are a reflection on the Up North that can […]

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Celebrating Recent Award Winners from the University of Michigan Press

by Kristen Twardowski December 22, 2021

Over the past decade, the University of Michigan Press has published nearly 300 award-winning titles. These books cover the full spectrum of what we publish. From African American Studies, to Political Science, to Theater and Performance, to Gender Studies, and more, these books exemplify the academic innovation that comes from exceptional scholarship and reflect the diversity of voices and ideas published at Michigan. As we close out 2021, we are excited to share a selection or our recent award winners with you.   Recognition for the Press Due to outstanding leadership or achievements in improving the accessibility of e-books or […]

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ReadMichigan eBook Collection Free-to-Read for Michigan Residents

by Danielle Coty-Fattal December 16, 2021
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We have partnered with the Library of Michigan, Michigan Humanities, Michigan State University Press, and Wayne State University Press to launch a unique collection of regional eBooks available to all residents of Michigan. The new ReadMichigan.org eBook collection contains about 300 free-to-read eBooks focused on Michigan and the Great Lakes region.  This collection includes past winners of the prestigious Michigan Notable Books award, which pays tribute to the people, places, and things that make Michigan unique. Also included are other important books published by Michigan presses and authors. Residents and visitors to the state of Michigan can access these eBooks for free […]

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2021 University of Michigan Press Book Award Winner

by Danielle Coty-Fattal September 17, 2021
Cover of For Dear Life: Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus by Carol Jacobsen, with a foreword by Lucy R. Lippard

The University of Michigan Press is excited to announce that the 2021 University of Michigan Press Book Award has been awarded to For Dear Life: Women’s Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus, by Carol Jacobsen! The book will be honored at the University of Michigan Faculty Awards dinner on October 18, 2021.  For Dear Life brings together the faces, letters, and testimonies of dozens of incarcerated women with whom Jacobsen has worked and essays from leading feminist scholars to reveal the methods they have used to obtain justice. This book documents Jacobsen’s love and lifelong commitment to creating feminist justice […]

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