UNC Press December 2021 Author Events

Fay YarbroughChoctaw ConfederatesDecember 1, 2021 | 1:00pm ETU.S. National Archives (Virtual) Rebecca L. DavisPublic ConfessionsDecember 3, 2021 | 2:00pm ETNYU Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies (Virtual) Bland Simpson, Eddie Nickens, and Georgann EubanksNorth Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky & Saving the Wild SouthDecember 4, 2021 | 12:00pm ETCore Sound Waterfowl Museum… Continue Reading UNC Press December 2021 Author Events

2021 Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting

Visit our virtual booth for the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting. You can browse our new and recent titles, connect with editor Elaine Maisner, and learn more about our Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Series. New Titles in Middle East Studies Afropolitan Projects: Redefining Blackness, Sexualities, and Culture from Houston to Accra Anima Adjepong… Continue Reading 2021 Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting

2021 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll visit our virtual booth for the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting to connect with editor Elaine Maisner, to learn more about our Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks series and our Where Religion Lives series, and to browse our new titles in religious studies. A note from Elaine Maisner, executive editor for… Continue Reading 2021 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

Thanking Eric Muller For His Years of Service as Board Chair

Over the past months, many of you followed the situation with our board membership. In May, the UNC System Board of Governors declined to consider the reappointment of our board chair Professor Eric Muller. For a time—and because of the unique nature of the Press’s bylaws—it was unclear to many of us whether Professor Muller’s… Continue Reading Thanking Eric Muller For His Years of Service as Board Chair

University Press Week Blog Tour: Forward-Thinking

Happy tenth anniversary to University Press Week! This year’s Association of University Presses annual celebration, running from November 8-12, “welcomes all to ‘Keep UP’ with a decade of excellence and innovation.”  For UP Week’s annual blog tour, today’s specific theme, Forward-thinking, UNC Press along with our fellow UP bloggers for this final day describe what will make our presses something… Continue Reading University Press Week Blog Tour: Forward-Thinking

American Innocence and the Conservative Culture War

Happy tenth anniversary to University Press Week! This year’s Association of University Presses annual celebration, running from November 8-12, “welcomes all to ‘Keep UP’ with a decade of excellence and innovation.”  For UP Week’s annual blog tour, today’s specific theme, “Manifesto,” addresses how the first UP week blog tour focused on the question, “Why do University Presses matter?,” and how has… Continue Reading American Innocence and the Conservative Culture War

Celebrating our 100th Anniversary with our Spring/Summer 2022 Seasonal Catalog!

It’s the year of our 100th Anniversary and our Spring/Summer 2022 seasonal catalog is here! Click the cover above, designed by our Associate Digital Marketing Manager Phillip Loken, to find a listing of our new books scheduled to be published between February and July 2022.  Feel free to scroll down the page and browse our new list, and… Continue Reading Celebrating our 100th Anniversary with our Spring/Summer 2022 Seasonal Catalog!

Congratulations Chuck Grench, UNC Press Executive Editor Emeritus!

Chuck Grench, UNC Press Executive Editor emeritus, has won the Gordon Bakken Award of Merit from the Western History Association, which is given for outstanding service to the field of western history and to the Western History Association. Please join us in congratulating him on this wonderful accomplishment! “Soon after Chuck Grench joined the UNC… Continue Reading Congratulations Chuck Grench, UNC Press Executive Editor Emeritus!

UNC Press November 2021 Author Events

Melissa FusterCaribeños at the TableNovember 1, 2021 | 7:00pm ETBooks & Books (Virtual) Bland Simpson & Georgann EubanksNorth Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky & Saving the Wild SouthNovember 3, 2021 | 7:00pm ETBookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC) Maribel MoreyWhite PhilanthropyNovember 3, 2021 | TKChatham House, in conversation with Inderjeet Parmar (London) Lytton John Musselman &… Continue Reading UNC Press November 2021 Author Events

North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall 2021 Conference

We’re proud to announce our sponsorship of the North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall 2021 Conference! From November 19th – 21st, NCWN will be hosting their Fall 2021 Conference with one class led by one of our authors and another led by two UNC Press employees. Visit NCWriters.org to register for the conference today! Georgann Eubanks,… Continue Reading North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall 2021 Conference

Upcoming Tour Dates with Michael Graff and Nick Ochsner, Co-Authors of “The Vote Collectors”

“A fine-grained and vivid account of the 2018 North Carolina congressional race that was overturned because of electoral fraud…Throughout, the authors weave in intriguing bits of local color and draw trenchant connections to fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election. This doggedly reported chronicle sheds light on America’s political dysfunctions.”—Publishers Weekly Charlotte journalists Michael Graff… Continue Reading Upcoming Tour Dates with Michael Graff and Nick Ochsner, Co-Authors of “The Vote Collectors”

Three UNC Press titles win American Historical Association 2021 Prizes!

Congratulations to these UNC Press titles who were American Historical Association 2021 Prize Winners! The AHA offers annual prizes honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, and other historical projects. Since 1896, the Association has conferred over 1,000 awards. This year’s finalists were selected from a field of over 1,400… Continue Reading Three UNC Press titles win American Historical Association 2021 Prizes!

In Memoriam: Stephen V. Ash

We are saddened to learn that noted Civil War historian and UNC Press author Stephen (Steve) V. Ash passed away on October 10, 2021. “Steve was a skilled social historian of the South in the Civil War era, and one who mastered the art of writing deeply researched books that were approachable for the trade… Continue Reading In Memoriam: Stephen V. Ash

2021 American Studies Association Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll visit our virtual booth for the American Studies Association 2021 annual meeting. There you can browse our new and recent titles in American Studies and connect with editors Mark Simpson-Vos, Brandon Proia, and Lucas Church. In addition to all of the great titles on display, we also have several relevant series that… Continue Reading 2021 American Studies Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press October 2021 Author Events

Stephen CushmanThe Generals’ Civil WarOctober 2, 2021 | 4:00pm ETNew Dominion Bookshop (Charlottesville, VA) Caroline JanneyEnds of WarOctober 3, 2021 | 2:00pm ETQuail Ridge Books (Virtual) Wyatt WilliamsSpringer MountainOctober 5, 2021 | 7:00pm ET Prairie Lights (Virtual) Warren MilteerBeyond Slavery’s ShadowOctober 5, 2021 | 7:00pm ETQuail Ridge Books (Virtual) Jonathan White To Address You as… Continue Reading UNC Press October 2021 Author Events

Wayfaring Strangers: Afterword for a New Second Edition

UNC Press is incredibly pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr, foreword by Dolly Parton, and with a new afterword by the authors that is excerpted below in its entirety. The New York Times called… Continue Reading Wayfaring Strangers: Afterword for a New Second Edition

2021 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting

It’s the first weekend of the National Women’s Studies Association virtual annual meeting. We hope you’ll visit our NWSA 2021 virtual booth to browse our new and recent titles, to connect with editor Mark Simpson-Vos, and to learn more about our Gender and American Culture series. New Titles in Women and Gender History from UNC Press Afropolitan Projects: Redefining Blackness,… Continue Reading 2021 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting

2021 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting

Throughout the rest of September, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is hosting their annual meeting virtually. We hope you’ll visit our ASALH 2021 virtual booth to browse our new and recent titles in African American history.  Acquisitions editors Brandon Proia and Andrew Winters would love to connect with you if you have a project that… Continue Reading 2021 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting

In memoriam: Julian Pleasants

We are saddened to learn that Julian Pleasants, a key historian of 20th century North Carolina and two-time UNC Press author, has died. Pleasants was the acclaimed author of Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate Race in North Carolina (1990; “One of the great tales of postwar American politics, now told for the first time at book length”—Washington Post),… Continue Reading In memoriam: Julian Pleasants

New and Recently Released UNC Press Audiobooks

We are pleased to announce the availability of the following UNC Press titles in audiobook format (sample audio excerpts are available via the links below): Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South by Stephanie M. H. Camp, published by Tantor Media “Wonderfully evocative. . . . A provocative book full… Continue Reading New and Recently Released UNC Press Audiobooks