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Friday, May 10, 2019

Announcing the MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices

The MIT Press is delighted to announce the creation of the MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor, this fund will provide monetary support to acquire or develop book projects by and about women and other underrepresented groups in the STEM fields.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

MIT Press Authors, Editors, and Contributors Selected as 2019 Guggenheim Fellows

On April 10, 2019, the list of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected as winners of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s 2019 fellowships was announced. We are thrilled that seven MIT Press authors, editors, and contributors are among the recipients of this prestigious honor.

Friday, April 12, 2019

2019 is the year of #Bauhaus100

The MIT Press is one of the leading publishers of Bauhaus books and we proudly join with arts and culture institutions around the world in marking the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus and in celebration of significance and relevance of the Bauhaus experiment.

Friday, March 22, 2019

The Society for the Neurobiology of Language and MIT Press Launch New Open Access Journal: Neurobiology of Language

The Society for the Neurobiology of Language and the MIT Press are pleased to announce the launch of Neurobiology of Language. This open access journal will publish interdisciplinary articles addressing the neurobiological basis of human speech and language. Steven L. Small, Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas (Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and the University of California) and Kate E. Watkins, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, will serve as Editors-in-Chief.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The MIT Press Announces Sponsorship of 2019 Oxford Literary Festival

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

The MIT Press Cosponsors Scientista Symposium 2019, Boston, MA

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 Welcomes New Distribution Partner
no place press

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

MIT Makes a Splash at AAAS

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

Twelve Tomorrows Sci-fi Stories Selected for “Best of” Anthologies

Neil Clarke will include three stories from Twelve Tomorrows in his Best Science Fiction of the Year collection:

  • 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

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.


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