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.
A Mellon Foundation Scholarly Monograph InitiativeFolklore Studies in a Multicultural World is a book series that publishes top-notch first books in folklore studies. Funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the series is a collaborative venture of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.
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