Category: UNC Press News

2022 American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting

After two years away, UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at ASEH 2022 – we hope you’ll stop by our booth! And if you can’t join us in-person, please visit our virtual booth! And be sure to check out our Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges series. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges publishes works of environmental history that explore the cross-border movements… Continue Reading 2022 American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting

2022 AWP Annual Meeting

After two years away, UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at AWP 2022 – we hope you’ll stop by our table T1007! And if you can’t join us in-person, please visit our virtual booth! UNC Press is thrilled to announce its new literary nonfiction series, Great Circle Books, edited by Kiese Laymon and Marie Mutsuki Mockett. Great Circle publishes literary… Continue Reading 2022 AWP Annual Meeting

2022 Appalachian Studies Association Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll visit our virtual booth for the Appalachian Studies Association annual meeting! There you can browse our new & recent titles and connect with editor Lucas Church. New from UNC Press Movie-Made Appalachia: History, Hollywood, and the Highland South by John C. Inscoe Otto Wood, the Bandit: The Freighthopping Thief, Bootlegger, and Convicted Murderer behind the Appalachian Ballads… Continue Reading 2022 Appalachian Studies Association Annual Meeting

The 1990 Brooks Hall Fire and 1993 Rededication: UNC Press Centennial Recollections

The following blog post was written by our current work study and Publicity Intern, Charity Frye. Since 1922, the University of North Carolina Press has published groundbreaking humanities scholarship on race, religion, gender, social justice, and more. Celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2022, the Press continues to illuminate the life of the mind by publishing works of diverse viewpoints in… Continue Reading The 1990 Brooks Hall Fire and 1993 Rededication: UNC Press Centennial Recollections

Three Promotions for the UNC Press Acquisitions Team

As part of an ambitious strategic growth plan to commence its second century of excellence in university press publishing, UNC Press is delighted to announce three promotions to editor for current members of the Press’s acquisitions team: Andrew Winters, Andreína Fernández, and María García. Andrew Winters joined the Press in 2017 and was most recently associate editor. Prior to joining… Continue Reading Three Promotions for the UNC Press Acquisitions Team

2022 African American Intellectual History Society Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll visit our virtual booth for the 2022 African American Intellectual History Society annual meeting! There you can browse our new & recent titles on display, learn more about our Justice, Power, and Politics series, and connect with editors Andrew Winters, Brandon Proia, and Debbie Gershenowitz. Our Justice, Power, and Politics series publishes new works that explore questions… Continue Reading 2022 African American Intellectual History Society Annual Meeting

Hot Off The Press: March 2022

We’re publishing some great books this month! Read below to learn more about these exceptional titles. Don’t forget to enter code 01DAH40 at checkout for some savings! You can save 40% on ALL UNC Press print books and if your order totals $75 or more, the shipping is FREE! CITIZENS AND RULERS OF THE WORLD: THE AMERICAN CHILD AND THE… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: March 2022

Come Celebrate Our Centennial in Chapel Hill, NC on 3/25/22!

If you happen to be in the greater Research Triangle area of North Carolina on Friday, March 25, all are invited to attend an event celebrating our centennial year and the start of our second century! Please join us at the Chapel Hill Public Library, rain or shine in the outdoor area to the right of the main entrance, from… Continue Reading Come Celebrate Our Centennial in Chapel Hill, NC on 3/25/22!

UNC Press is pleased to announce the promotion of Cate Hodorowicz to the position of editor

UNC Press is pleased to announce the promotion of Cate Hodorowicz to the position of editor, effective March 1, 2022.   As editor, Hodorowicz will co-lead development of the Press’s new Great Circle Books series of literary nonfiction works, collaborating with acquisitions colleague Lucas Church and series editors Kiese Laymon (best-selling author of works including Long Division; How to Slowly Kill… Continue Reading UNC Press is pleased to announce the promotion of Cate Hodorowicz to the position of editor

Hot Off The Press: February 2022

We’re publishing some great books this month! Read below to learn more about these exceptional titles. Don’t forget to enter code 01DAH40 at checkout for some savings! You can save 40% on ALL UNC Press print books and if your order totals $75 or more, the shipping is FREE! Published: CLASS INTERRUPTIONS: INEQUALITY AND DIVISION IN AFRICAN DIASPORIC WOMEN’S FICTION… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: February 2022

UNC Press Announces New Board Members and Leadership

The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina System has elected two new members to the UNC Press Board of Governors. Dr. Osamudia James, Professor of Law in the School of Law at UNC Chapel Hill, and Dr. Angela Miles, Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Business Administration at North Carolina Central University, were… Continue Reading UNC Press Announces New Board Members and Leadership

Adrian Miller’s Top 5 Favorite UNC Press Books #UNCP100

In celebration of our centennial year, we’ve asked our authors to write some guest blog posts to help celebrate with us! We’re kicking off our centennial blog post series with a post from Adrian Miller, author of award-winning book Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue. In Black Smoke, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped… Continue Reading Adrian Miller’s Top 5 Favorite UNC Press Books #UNCP100

On the Occasion of Our Centennial Year, We Present the New UNC Press Colophon

From Merriam-Webster: Colophon: nouncol·​o·​phon | \ ˈkä-lə-fən , -ˌfän \Definition of colophon:1: an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript usually with facts about its production2: an identifying mark used by a printer or a publisher The University of North Carolina Press is thrilled to share our new colophon design (otherwise known as: logo), created by Art Director… Continue Reading On the Occasion of Our Centennial Year, We Present the New UNC Press Colophon

The Second Century of UNC Press

The Spring of 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of UNC Press. When the Press was founded as an independent not-for-profit—by faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—it was a pivotal event in the intellectual history of the South.  Prior to this, there was no secular publishing in the South. It was a visionary act, defying decades of prejudices… Continue Reading The Second Century of UNC Press

Hot Off The Press: January 2022

We’re publishing some great books this month! Read below to learn more about these exceptional titles. Don’t forget, our Holiday Sale is going on until January 31st. You can save 40% on ALL UNC Press print books and if your order totals $75 or more, the shipping is FREE! Enter code 01HOLIDAY at checkout to receive the discount. Published: PERMANENT… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: January 2022

AUPresses Receives NEH Grant to Study Impact of Open Access on Print Sales

The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has been awarded a Level I Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to study the effect of open digital editions on the sales of print monographs. The grant will support a study led by John Sherer, director of the University of North Carolina Press and chair of the AUPresses Open… Continue Reading AUPresses Receives NEH Grant to Study Impact of Open Access on Print Sales

Historian and Author Martha Jones joins our Gender & American Culture series as Co-Editor

UNC Press is thrilled to announce that the esteemed historian Martha Jones has agreed to serve as co-editor of the Press’s longstanding series, Gender and American Culture. Martha Jones is Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. A legal and cultural historian whose work focuses on the experiences of Black… Continue Reading Historian and Author Martha Jones joins our Gender & American Culture series as Co-Editor

2022 Modern Language Association Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll visit our Modern Language Association virtual booth to browse our new and recent titles and connect with editor Lucas Church. “Hopefully, this will be the last year we can’t meet in-person, but I want to welcome proposal from all writers who are working at the intersection of Black and literary studies. American studies-inflected methodologies are also welcome,… Continue Reading 2022 Modern Language Association Annual Meeting

2022 American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Due to continued concerns surrounding travel and the coronavirus, UNC Press has decided to no longer exhibit in-person at AHA 2022. While we are disappointed to miss this opportunity to see you all at our booth, we hope you’ll take the time to visit our virtual booth. And we hope to see you at AHA 2023! At our virtual booth… Continue Reading 2022 American Historical Association Annual Meeting

On the Occasion of Our Centennial Year, Happy New Year!

2022 marks the year of our centennial—100 years since our founding in 1922, in which we’ve constantly grown and evolved as an organization with our publishing!  Follow us throughout the coming year for a cornucopia of centennial-themed content that will include guest blog posts from current and previously published authors, as well as friends of the press; reflections from our… Continue Reading On the Occasion of Our Centennial Year, Happy New Year!