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As the weather turned dazzling, we continued to publish many new publications: We are very happy to introduce an updated design for one of our most prestigious journals, Philosophers’ Imprint. With this new design, we also released a new article entitled “Spinoza on Extension”.  Philosophy & Theory in Biology Volume 7  Trans Asia Photography Review Volume 5.2: Photography and Eco-Activism in Asia  Michigan Journal of Sustainability Volume 3  Belin Lecture Series Volumes 12-18  Diderot Encyclopedia: 8 New…

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As of today,  University of Michigan Press is distributed by the Chicago Distribution Center. We are very excited by the opportunities this new relationship will make possible, but of course in these early days there are likely to be some logistical challenges. And this morning when we reactivated the “Buy” buttons on our website, we ran headlong into some big obstacles. In short, because of some complications with our data transfer to the new system,…

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As of June 1, the University of Michigan Press will be distributed by Chicago Distribution Center, a division of the University of Chicago Press. CDC’s warehouse will fulfill all orders for U-M Press titles, including the English Language Teaching (ELT) division and distributed titles published by our campus partners. Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press director, commented: “The Chicago Distribution Center is an efficient distribution partner serving a number of publishers with whom the University…

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Sidonie Smith, director of the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities and former president of the Modern Language Association, has authored a manifesto for the transformation of doctoral education in the humanities: Anxieties about the vitality of the humanities within higher education run high. So, too, do anxieties about the evolving conditions of our work as academic humanists. For some, talk of change, with its rhetoric of urgency, becomes a trigger for holding fast…

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We published many new publications in March and April:  Weave: Journal of Library User Experience Issue 2 Music & Politics Volume 9.1 Human Figurations Volume 4.2: Reflections on Global Power Relations The Michigan Botanist Volume 51.4 Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy: 7 new articles released Journal of Anthropological Research Volume 71.1 Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists Volume 50 Michigan Quarterly Review Volume 53.3 Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Volume 20.2 Philosophers’ Imprint: 6…

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We are proud to announce the release of a new title from Maize Books, Fostering Reasonableness: Supportive Environments for Bringing Out Our Best, edited by Rachel Kaplan and Avik Basu. We humans are difficult animals. We are the source of environmental degradation, the culprits of resource decline. We are reluctant to trust and easily angered. However, we are also the source of inspiration, compassion, and creative solutions. What brings out the reasonable side of our…

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We are proud to announce the launch of a new publication, the Belin Lecture Series. This project is the published lectures of the David W. Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs. Each year since 1991, the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center at the University of Michigan has brought a prestigious scholar to campus to address diverse dimensions of American Jewish culture. The lecture was established through a generous gift from the late David W. Belin, an alumnus…

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We are pleased to announce that we have just launched a pilot of Altmetric, a tool that will provide easy access to article-level alternative metrics for our digital publications. This tool has been implemented first on our open access journals content, with open monographs and materials in Deep Blue, the University of Michigan’s institutional repository, to follow soon. Altmetric searches the web for mentions of Michigan Publishing content (as well as for Nature, Science, Oxford…

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The University of Michigan Press has received a three-year $899,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a new platform that will enable the publication and preservation of digitally enriched humanities monographs. Charles Watkinson, director of the U-M Press, said the project takes on a key challenge to the publication of long-form scholarship in the digital age. “These days faculty are working with and producing digital resources of various kinds,…

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We are proud to announce the release of a new title from Maize Books, A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement and Its Times, edited by Howard Brick and Gregory Parker. This volume features three never-before-published “manifesto drafts” written by Tom Hayden in early 1962 that generated the discussion leading to the Port Huron meeting. Other highlights include recollections from leading women in the Port Huron deliberations who, three years later, protested the subordination of women within the…

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