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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 happy to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning edited by Jack Dougherty and Tennyson O’Donnell. This is the sixth book in our Digital Humanities Series. The essays in Web Writing respond to contemporary debates over the proper role of the Internet in higher education, steering a middle course between polarized attitudes that often dominate the conversation. The authors argue for the wise integration…

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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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The Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities The work of the late Tobin Siebers has influenced Disability Studies in field-shifting ways since the publication of his prize-winning essay “My Withered Limb” in 1998. His subsequent scholarly publications including the books Disability Theory (2008) and Disability Aesthetics (2010) as well as essays such as “A Sexual Culture for Disabled People” (2012) quickly became pivotal works in the field. Siebers’s work has galvanized new…

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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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Throughout February, we published several new publications: Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 35.2 Human Figurations 4.2: Reflections on Global Power Relations Journal of Electronic Publishing Volume 18.1: Books in Browsers V Proceedings Volume 18.2: New Forms of Expression Diderot Encyclopedia: 74 new translations added Philosophers’ Imprint: Articles 15.5-15.7 Contemporary Aesthetics Volume 12


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Philip Levine passed away over the weekend, on Saturday the 14th. His poetry was recognized with two National Book Awards, a Pulitzer, and with an appointment as a U.S. poet laureate. Levine was one of the first and most prominent poets to really put his hometown of Detroit into verse, and found a plainspoken language to join rafters of small yet hallowed places, to give pause, to tell the stories of the people getting off the graveyard shift, to mourn with,…

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Renowned scholar and disability studies theorist Tobin Siebers passed away January 29 in Ann Arbor. His long and distinguished publishing record included the field-defining books Disability Theory (2008) and Disability Aesthetics (2010), six other monographs, four edited collections, and a memoir, Among Men. MLive reports that Siebers, Professor of English and Art and Design at the University of Michigan, will be honored at a memorial service on February 6 at 2 p.m. in the ballroom…

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