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
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!
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 UNC System Board of Governors appointed a North Carolina A&T professor as a new member of the UNC Press Board of Governors at its September 17 meeting. In that role, Dr. Kim Smith, an associate professor in the Department of Journalism, will participate in the process of reviewing and approving books and other scholarship… Continue Reading UNC System BOG Appoints A&T Professor to UNC Press BOG
In spring 2000, UNC Press marked the beginning of the new millennium by welcoming Chuck Grench as our new senior editor for history. Chuck was already well known to many in the university press community, having spent 25 years in the business before leaving Yale University Press for the warmer climes of North Carolina. But… Continue Reading News from UNC Press: Retirement of Executive Editor Chuck Grench
[This article is an exerpt cross-posted from the University of North Carolina System website. You can read the full article here.] The UNC Press Has Transformed the South … Now It’s Changing the Rules of Academic Publishing Not too many university press publications find their way into the luggage of beachward-bound North Carolinians. The coast… Continue Reading The UNC Press Has Transformed the South …
The 2017 UNC Press Annual Report In its more than nine and a half decades of existence, the University of North Carolina Press has never created a comprehensive annual report. We have steadily published seasonal catalogs and more recently, a donor report recognizing their invaluable support for the Press. These records have created a collective… Continue Reading John Sherer: The 2017 UNC Press Annual Report
Around Carolina made a video that shows inside UNC Press as we celebrate our 90th anniversary. Continue Reading Video: Inside UNC Press
John Sherer, currently VP and Publisher of Basic Books, has been named the seventh director of the University of North Carolina Press. Sherer’s appointment is effective July 30, 2012. Continue Reading John Sherer Named Director of UNC Press
Content from William S. Powell’s Encyclopedia of North Carolina and the 6-volume Dictionary of North Carolina Biography will be available online at NCPedia.org. Continue Reading NCPedia adds Dictionary of N.C. Biography & Encyclopedia of North Carolina to online archive
Kate Torrey, the first woman to serve as director of University of North Carolina Press, to retire after 20 years at the helm. Continue Reading UNC Press Director Kate Torrey to Retire
Mark Simpson-Vos has been named Editorial Director at UNC Press. Continue Reading Exciting Announcement: Mark Simpson-Vos Named UNC Press Editorial Director
The UNC Press reading list to accompany Henry Louis Gates Jr’s PBS documentary series “Black in Latin America.” Continue Reading A UNC Press Reading List to Accompany the PBS series “Black in Latin America”
The time has come for eggnog, candlelight, and the UNC Press Holiday Sale! For the first time ever, ALL of our books are 20% off original prices, from now until December 31st. If you order by December 7th, you’ll even get FREE SHIPPING and guaranteed delivery by Christmas. There are many great titles that would… Continue Reading The UNC Press Holiday Sale is HERE!
Long concerned with the environmental impact involved in the making of books, UNC Press has been a member of the Green Press Initiative since the program’s founding in 2001. This means we’re committed to recycling at the office and we give preference to postconsumer and chlorine-free papers in our book manufacturing. You can read more… Continue Reading What we’ve saved by going green
Looking for an inexpensive get-away this summer? Well, you’re in luck. Now through July 5th on the National Mall in Washington DC is the annual cornucopia of world culture–the Smithsonian Folklife Festival! The best part about it? IT’S FREE! This year one of the festival’s three themes is Wales which, of course, reminded me of… Continue Reading Check out the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Wash., D.C.!
Some exciting news regarding UNC Press… AAUP meeting: Several folks from UNC Press traveled to Philadelphia, PA last weekend for the annual AAUP meeting–Joanna Ruth Marsland, our Director of Development had this to say about the meeting: “…The sessions focused on “best practices” for the various departments and activities within university presses, and the ones… Continue Reading AAUP, abc.com…
Today, the UNC Press blog is happy to offer a guest post from William A. Blair, professor of U.S. history and director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University. In November, UNC Press will be publishing Lincoln’s Proclamation, a collection of essays coedited by Blair and Karen… Continue Reading Juneteenth, Emancipation, and the Proclamation
I am pleased to report that while Book Expo America 2009 seemed slightly sluggish for others, it was a downright success for UNC Press. With over 1500 exhibitors at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City this past weekend, UNC Press was a standout among the crowd–and who wouldn’t want to know what… Continue Reading B.B. King & Book Expo America 2009