Presented by the Association of American Publishers, PROSE awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing
On February 8, the Association of American Publishers unveiled the finalists and Category Winners for the 47th Annual PROSE Awards. PROSE awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by celebrating the authors, editors, and publishers whose landmark works have made significant advancements in their respective fields of study each year. In 2023, six MIT Press publications were selected as finalists and four of those titles are category winners.
The 2023 PROSE category winners from the MIT Press:
- The Neurocognitive Theory of Dreaming: The Where, How, When, What, and Why of Dreams by G. William Domhoff is the category winner in clinical psychology and psychiatry. The Neurocognitive Theory of Dreaming is a comprehensive dream theory based on the theories, methodologies, and findings of cognitive neuroscience and the psychological sciences.
- Language vs. Reality: Why Language Is Good for Lawyers and Bad for Scientists by N. J. Enfield is the category winner in language and linguistics. This title is a fascinating examination of how we are both played by language and made by language: the science underlying the bugs and features of humankind’s greatest invention.
- The Nexus: Augmented Thinking for a Complex World by Julio Mario Ottino with Bruce Mau is a category winner in engineering and technology. In this work, the authors explore why today’s complex problems demand a radically new way of thinking—one in which art, technology, and science converge.
- Co-Cities: Innovative Transitions toward Just and Self-Sustaining Communities by Sheila R. Foster and Christian Iaione is a category winner in architecture and planning. Co-Cities provides a new model of urban governance, mapping the route to a more equitable management of a city’s infrastructure and services.
Two MIT Press titles were selected as finalists for PROSE category awards. Semantics as Science by Richard K. Larson was a finalist in the language and linguistics category and Cloud Empires: How Digital Platforms Are Overtaking the State and How We Can Regain Control by Vili Lehdonvirta was a finalist in the business, finance, and management category.
Since 1976, the Association of American Publishers’ annual PROSE awards have recognized publishers who produce books, journals, reference works, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study each year. Category winners are eligible for the next level of PROSE honors—the Awards for Excellence and the R.R. Hawkins Award, which will be announced in the coming weeks.