Call for Submissions: “Music and Social Justice” Series

by Kathryn Beaton October 11, 2017

From Plato to Public Enemy, people have debated the relationship between music and justice—rarely arriving at much consensus over the art form’s ethics and aesthetics, uses and abuses, virtues and vices. So what roles can music and musicians play in agendas of justice? And what should musicians and music scholars do if—during moments of upheaval, complacency, ennui—music ends up seemingly drained of its beauty, power, and relevance? University of Michigan Press is proud to announce a new series, Music and Social Justice. Across academic and trade presses, this is the first (and long overdue) series calling for work in music […]

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“Ethical Programs” is the focus of a digital book club next week!

by Sam Killian October 15, 2015

In honor of Open Access Week, October 18 through 25, the University of Texas at Austin’s Digital Writing and Research Lab (DWRL) will lead a collaborative annotation of James Brown’s new book Ethical Programs: Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software using Hypothes.is. Hypothes.is is a free and open source software that allows for annotation, sentence-level critique, and note-taking on Web documents. Guided by DWRL alumnus Dr. Jeremy Dean, Director of Education at Hypothes.is, the annotation event will open up a conversation about software, rhetoric, and networked life. Brown’s Ethical Programs is part of Digital Culture Books, an imprint of the University of […]

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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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A Legacy of ‘Light’

by Shaun Manning July 18, 2013

The following is a guest blog by Sara Fitzgerald, author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates, a biography of the first woman to chair the Michigan Republican Party and who later became an independent as she fought for the Equal Rights Amendment. President Obama took time July 15 to recognize former President George H.W. Bush for his commitment to promoting voluntarism. At a White House ceremony, an Iowa couple, Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, was recognized with the 5,000th Points of Light award, a recognition that Bush established in 1989 to help publicize the work taken on by individuals […]

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Authors discuss ‘The Chief Concern of Medicine’ on the Jefferson Exchange

by Phillip Witteveen January 11, 2013

“Every patient has a story, and every doctor has to know it” said the host of the Jefferson Exchange as he announced his guests, doctors and authors of The Chief Concern of Medicine, Ron Schleifer Ph. D. and Jerry Vanatta, M.D. The book, as they explained, was a product of the collaboration they had been doing teaching a class about the medical humanities. ” I had a remarkable experience in my office”, explained Jerry, “which led me to wonder, if we could put together a course on literature and teach it to medical students.” He went on to tell a story […]

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