The University of Michigan Press/HASTAC Publication Prize for Notable Work in the Digital Humanities

In conjunction with the University of Michigan Series in Digital Humanities, the University of Michigan and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) are pleased to announce the UM Press/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize. The prize, an advance contract, will be awarded for an innovative and important project that displays a critical and rigorous engagement in the field of Digital Humanities.  

Eligible projects will be peer reviewed, with the winner determined by the HASTAC Steering Committee, the general editors and the advisory board of the University of Michigan Press Series in Digital Humanities. The series editors are Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State University), Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) and Paul Conway (University of Michigan). The series advisory board members include Cathy Davidson (Duke University), Sidonie Smith (University of Michigan), Daniel Herwitz (University of Michigan), Wendy Chun (Brown University), Timothy Murray (Cornell), and Kathleen Fitzpatrick (MLA).

For initial consideration, authors should provide a prospectus of the completed manuscript or emergent work describing its goals, intended audience, and significance, as well as a C.V. and sample material in a PDF to Aaron McCollough, Editorial Director of Michigan Publishing (, and Julie Thompson Klein, Co-Editor of the Digital Humanities series ( Final determination by the prize committee will be based on a review of a completed manuscript or a detailed prospectus, work plan, technical support plan, and sample material for projects. 

The prize recipient will be announced on the HASTAC and UM Press websites. The winning submission will receive an advance contract and be published by the University of Michigan Press in the UM Digital Humanities Series under the digitalculturebooks imprint upon approval of the final manuscript by the executive committee of the University of Michigan Press.

In 2012, the inaugural Michigan/HASTAC Publication Prize was given to Jentery Sayers, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria, for a hybrid print and digital long-form transmedia work entitled How Text Lost Its Source: Magnetic Recording Cultures. Sheila Brennan, Associate Director of Public Projects Division and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, won for a hybrid print and digital project entitled Stamping American Memory, an investigation of how the post office shaped American cultural memory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century through its commemorative stamp program. 

For questions, please contact both Aaron McCollough, Editorial Director of Michigan Publishing (, and Julie Thompson Klein, Co-Editor of the Digital Humanities series (


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