Friday, March 15, 2019
The MIT Press is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the American Literature and Culture program at the 2019 Oxford Literary Festival. The MIT Press will be the first university press sponsor to partner with the festival in this way, taking over the role after it was held by Arizona State University for almost a decade. Seven MIT Press authors will take part in the festival: Cass Sunstein, Thomas J. Bollyky, Josephine Wolff, JPat Brown, Beryl Lipton, Matt Hern, and Am Johal.
Friday, March 8, 2019
We are delighted to announce that the MIT Press will cosponsor Scientista Symposium 2019, an annual conference organized by The Scientista Foundation that brings early-career women in STEM fields together for networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities.
“We are proud to partner with the Scientista Foundation because they are working to insure that we have a greater diversity of voices present in the research labs, classrooms, and, yes, bookshelves of the future,” says Amy Brand, director of The MIT Press.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The MIT Press has entered into a distribution agreement with no place press, a new arts and culture publisher located in San Francisco and New York. Formed in 2017 as a collaboration between Rachel Churner, Jordan Kantor, and Geoff Kaplan, no place press aspires to publish “intrepid titles in art and culture.” Starting this spring, the MIT Press will handle worldwide marketing, sales, and fulfillment for no place press titles.
Friday, February 22, 2019
The MIT Press collaborated with MIT Open Learning, MIT Technology Review, and the Knowledge Futures Group to amplify the MIT presence at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, DC on February 14–17 in Washington, DC. Events included book and MOOC course giveaways, free copies of MIT Technology Review, and demos of the Pubpub platform from the Knowledge Futures Group. We also hosted an evening reception for MIT students, faculty, alumni, and fans at which Bob Millard, chair of the MIT Corporation, spoke.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
- Ken Liu, "Byzantine Empathy"
- Elizabeth Bear, "Okay Glory"
- Alastair Reynolds, "Different Seas"
Clarke’s collection, the fourth in the series, will appear in July 2019. Previously, Bear’s “Okay Glory” and SL Huang’s Twelve Tomorrows story “The Woman Who Destroyed Us,” were chosen by Jonathan Strahan for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 13, to be published in April 2019.
Monday, February 11, 2019
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Knowledge Futures Group and the MIT Press partner on four new podcasts about open access initiatives.
Monday, October 17, 2018
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
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 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
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 (US) Limited (UPG) will welcome Simon Gwynn as managing director on November 5th.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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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