Remembering Morris →
Morris Philipson, former director of the University of Chicago Press (from 1967 to 2000), passed away on November 3, 2011, at the age of 85. We asked some of Philipson’s friends and colleagues how they would remember Morris, and their thoughts follow below: I worked at Chicago for ten years, from 1973 to 1983, half that time directly for Morris. He was brilliant, exacting, mercurial,...
UCP's Spring 2012 Catalog →
Remember when Walter Lippmann invited A. A. Brill to a salon at Mabel Dodge Luhan’s house to talk about the import of psychoanalysis, as a then relatively new discipline? The arrival of our Spring 2012 catalog is, well, perhaps not so momentous an occasion, but we’d still raise a cocktail round the fire to a title or two (hundred) — here she blows, in PDF form:...
Robert J. Richards, Sarton Medalis →
Kudos to Robert J. Richards, the Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago, for a recent accolade: the Sarton Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the History of Science Society (HSS). Named after George Sarton, a founder of the HSS, the Sarton Medal is “the highest honor conferred by the History of Science...
Morris Philipson (1926-2011) →
The University of Chicago Press, along with the publishing world, has lost a lion in the death, at the age of eighty-five, of Morris Philipson, who served as Director of the Press from 1967 to 2000. During his tenure—the longest of any director in the Press’s 119-year history—he raised the bar in academic publishing to unprecedented heights, promoting the intellectual revolutions in...