University of Michigan Press honored for innovation and community leadership

by Charles Watkinson February 2, 2018

The University of Michigan Press is one of three publishers listed as finalists for the UP Redux Award, to be awarded at the University Press Redux Conference hosted by UCL Press and the Association of Learned and Professional Scholarly Publishers (APLSP) in London, UK, on February 13-14, 2018. The UP Redux award recognises an individual, team or press that has made an outstanding contribution to university press publishing through innovation, providing inspiration and visibility for the sector as a whole, and challenging university presses to rethink or evolve their practice. Being a finalist means that UMP has been nominated multiple times by its international peers. Our […]

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Congratulations to John Dillery on being shortlisted for the 2016 Runciman Award!

by Sam Killian April 12, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that John Dillery’s volume Clio’s Other Sons:  Berossus and Manetho has been shortlisted for the highly competitive Runciman Award, offered annually by the Anglo-Hellenic League for the best book on Greece and Hellenic culture. “This year the prize attracted an exceptional field of books on a wide range of topics from the ancient past to our own times,” said judges chairperson Tom Harrison. “We are delighted that the subject of Greece and Greek culture is giving rise to so much original and lively writing. The strength of our short list presents us with a […]

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On the Passing of Doris Lessing

by Meredith Kahn November 20, 2013

Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing died this week at home in London. Gayle Greene’s Doris Lessing: The Poetics of Change, published by the U-M Press in 1995, continues to be an important source for the study of Lessing’s work and impact. Describing her as “quite simply the most extraordinary woman writer of our time,” Greene seeks to explain the seemingly irreconcilable differences of genre and philosophical orientation present in Lessing’s long career by drawing attention to the constancy of “change” and a search for “something new” in both her fiction and autobiographical works. On the continuing importance of Lessing’s work for future readers […]

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From the Vault: U.S. Responsibility to the “Free Peoples of the Globe”

by Mikala Carpenter August 29, 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. “To be a fit partner […]

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As a new production opens at BAM, delve deeper into ‘Einstein on the Beach’ with Kalb’s ‘Great Lengths’

by Shaun Manning September 10, 2012

Following successful engagements in Ann Arbor and London, Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach begins a ten-day run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 14, representing what will likely be the final performances of the five-hour opera. “When Einstein was first performed [in 1976], nobody had seen anything like it; the idea of an abstract opera, in which the music underpinned a series of slowly moving stage pictures was entirely new,” the Guardian newspaper observed in its review of the Barbican performances. Looking forward to the BAM run, the New York Times examines the history of the opera […]

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