University of Wisconsin Press

University of Wisconsin Press

The University of Wisconsin Press was founded in 1937 and extends the research, education, and outreach mission of the University of Wisconsin. It publishes scholarship valued by a worldwide academic and professional community, publications that document the heritage of the Upper Midwest, and works that sustain a literate culture and foster an informed and engaged citizenry. UWP has an award-winning list in folklore. In 2008, a first book by Israeli scholar Guy Beiner won both the UK’s Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff Prize in Folklore and Folklife and the Wayland Hand Prize of the American Folklore Society; these were awarded for the book Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory.

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