John Sherer, Spangler Family Director of UNC Press, recently appeared on C-Span BookTV and chatted with Peter Slen about the founding of UNC Press and the work of university presses more widely. Over the course of the interview, John discusses topics such as: what a university/academic press does, what the connection is between UNC Press… Continue Reading John Sherer Discusses UNC Press Centennial and University Press Publishing on C-SPAN BookTV
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… Continue Reading 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, 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… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: January 2022
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… Continue Reading 2022 Modern Language 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… Continue Reading 2022 American Historical Association Annual Meeting
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… Continue Reading On the Occasion of Our Centennial Year, Happy New Year!
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
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!
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
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
The following reblog from UNC Asheville discusses their publishing partnership with UNC Press on their humanities readers (both print and open access). Thanks for recognizing our Office of Scholarly Publishing Services, and for citing the Ross Fund. The two faculty leading UNC Asheville’s Humanities readers revisions often compare the project to an elephant. It’s large.… Continue Reading UNC Asheville Re-imagines the Humanities Core: A Data-Driven, Student-Centered and Community-Led Curriculum Revision that Goes Beyond Traditional Textbooks
Thank you to the individuals and organizations who have expressed concern about recent events surrounding the election of board members at UNC Press. Many of you rightfully voiced support for the reelection of Eric Muller to the Press’s Board of Governors. Eric served tirelessly and brilliantly as chair of the board during one of the… Continue Reading Statement from Lisa Levenstein, Vice Chair of the Board, and John Sherer, Director of The University of North Carolina Press
The University of North Carolina Press announces the following changes in its Marketing Department. It is a bittersweet moment for the Press to announce the retirement of long-time Publicity Director Regina Mahalek, who is retiring after 20 years of service. During her tenure, Gina worked tirelessly for our authors and books, and led many successful national campaigns, including for Wayfaring Strangers and Amazing Place (which… Continue Reading New Publicity Hires at UNC Press
Last week we shared a few highlights coming up this fall and winter season. Browse the interactive catalog below to see more! We’ve got great titles in store for fall and winter 2017-2018 in areas like American History, Foodways, African American Studies, North Carolina History, Environmental History, and more. You can also visit our website to see what’s already available in a subject that interest you. But the easiest way to stay up to date is to sign up for our monthly eNews announcements! Continue Reading New Books for Fall and Winter 2017-18
Enjoy all of your favorite American History books at a special discount! Enter the code 01DAH40 at checkout to receive 40% off our entire American History collection. Plus, all orders of $75.00 are shipped FREE. Continue Reading Save big and read American History!
In partnership with NCPedia and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library, UNC Press is now making the entirety of The North Carolina Gazetteer available online at ncpedia.org. The North Carolina Gazetteer documents and defines North Carolina’s geographical places by describing their location, history, and origins. UNC Press first published the encyclopedia, compiled by noted North Carolina historian William S. Powell, in 1968. Michael Hill of the N.C. Office of Archives and History updated and expanded the volume in a revised edition in 2010. Hill explains, “The key is that, whereas other sources list just the name, Powell’s book included the stories and derivations behind the names. No other state has anything like it.” Continue Reading UNC Press & NCPedia Launch Free Online Edition of The North Carolina Gazetteer
UNC Press’s 40% sale on books in American History is back. Enter the code 01DAH40 at checkout to receive the discount. Continue Reading UNC Press American History Sale 2014