Press News

Monday, February 11, 2019

In Memoriam: Theodore K. Rabb

It is with deep regret that we acknowledge the passing of Theodore K. Rabb (1937–2019), who was one the founding editors of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and edited the publication for over four decades.

 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Knowledge Futures Group Collaborates on Met x Microsoft x MIT Hackathon

Last night, the Knowledge Futures Group, along with partners at MIT Open Learning, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Microsoft, hosted an invitation-only hackathon in Boston to add metadata to a collection of art that the MET has made openly available online.

 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Two MIT Press Books Take Home PROSE Awards

Congratulations to our PROSE Award-winning authors: Meredith Broussard (Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World) and David W. Clark (Designing an Internet).

 
Thursday, January 24, 2019

$1,205,000 Mellon grant to expand the University Press Diversity Fellowship Program

The MIT Press, University of Washington Press, Cornell University Press, the Ohio State University Press, University of Chicago Press, Northwestern University Press, and the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) join forces to expand the University Press Diversity Fellowship Program.

The program supports the continued development and expansion of the pipeline program designed to diversify academic publishing by offering apprenticeships in acquisitions departments.

 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The MIT Press Launches MIT Press Direct on the Silverchair Platform

The MIT Press and Silverchair today announced the launch of MIT Press Direct, a new product built on the Silverchair Platform that facilitates discovery and access to MIT Press’s distinguished collection of ebook content.

Known for iconic design, rigorous scholarship, and creative technology, the MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts. MIT Press Direct offers a cost-effective and easy-to-use way for libraries to offer MIT Press ebooks to their patrons.

 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design wins 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in Innovation and Creativity

Congratulations to Kat Holmes, author of Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design on winning the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in the Innovation and Creativity category. The award committee called the book a "critical blueprint for how designers and creators can work against long-held ability biases so often employed when planning and problem solving."

 
Monday, January 14, 2019

The International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics Launches New Open-Access Journal Quantitative Science Studies with the MIT Press

We join with the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) in announcing the launch of a new journal, Quantitative Science Studies (QSS). QSS is owned by ISSI, the primary scholarly and professional society for scientometrics and informetrics, and will be published jointly with the MIT Press in compliance with fair open access principles. QSS will be a journal run for and by the scientometric community. The initial editorial board will be fully constituted by the former editorial board of the Journal of Informetrics (JOI), an Elsevier-owned journal.

 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The MIT Press Welcomes New Distribution Partners: Sequence Press and Urbanomic

We are delighted to announce that Urbanomic and Sequence Press have entered into a distribution agreement with the MIT Press.

“Sequence and Urbanomic are tremendous publishers with an established reputation for publishing works that are at the leading edge of contemporary thought,” said Marc Lowenthal, acquisitions editor at the MIT Press. “Their lists complement the strengths of the MIT Press, and we very much look forward to being part of their success story.”

 
Monday, November 26, 2018

The MIT Press to Launch Hybrid Print and Open Access Book Series

In Spring 2019, the MIT Press will launch <strong>Ideas series, a hybrid print and open access book series intended for general readers, that will provide fresh, strongly argued, and provocative views of the effects of digital technology on our ideas and thus on culture, business, government, education, and our lives.

 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Television Development Deal for The Curie Society Graphic Novel

The MIT Press and Einhorn’s Epic Productions (“EEP”) announced a deal to develop and produce an original graphic novel (“OGN”) titled The Curie Society. Scooter Braun’s SB Projects has also obtained the television rights and will codevelop the franchise for TV with EEP.

 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In Memoriam: Sylvain Bromberger

The Press joins the family, friends, and the MIT community, in mourning the passing of Sylvain Bromberger, "philosopher of language and philosopher of science."

 
Monday, October 29, 2018

Stephanie Feuer Wins 2018 MIT Press Pitchfest at the Boston Book Festival

Author Stephanie Feuer was selected as the event winner for her project, a forthcoming book on scent and human sensibility. Read a Q&A with Feuer.

 
Thursday, October 25, 2018

MIT Press Celebrates Open Access Week 2018

The Knowledge Futures Group and the MIT Press partner on four new podcasts about open access initiatives.

 
Monday, October 17, 2018

MIT Press Acquires Howard Gardner Memoir

The MIT Press is pleased to announce that we have acquired world rights to famed developmental psychologist Howard Gardner’s memoir.

 
Monday, October 15, 2018

MIT Press Partners with Silverchair

Silverchair announced today a partnership with the MIT Press to develop and host a new eBooks platform, MIT Press Direct.

 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab Launch Knowledge Futures Group

The MIT Press announced today the launch of the Knowledge Futures Group (KFG), a first-of-its kind collaboration between a leading publisher and a world-class academic lab to transform how research information is created and shared.

 
Monday, September 24, 2018

In Memoriam: Annette Michelson, Robert Venturi, and Paul Virilio

It is with deep regret that we acknowledge the passing of three MIT Press authors this month: Annette Michelson, Robert Venturi, and Paul Virilio.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

The University Press Group Welcomes New Managing Director

The University Press Group (US) Limited (UPG) will welcome Simon Gwynn as managing director on November 5th.

 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

MIT Receives NEH-Mellon Humanities Open Book Program Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the MIT Press a grant of $157,000 to support the digitization and open accessibility of landmark out-of-print architecture and urban studies titles published by the MIT Press.

 

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