UNC Press 100th Anniversary Celebration Remarks by John Sherer

On March 25th, UNC Press held its first in-person, public celebration of the anniversary of our centennial year at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The following is an edited version of the speech given by Spangler Family Director John Sherer that evening. I try to keep up on trends in university presses, so I do… Continue Reading UNC Press 100th Anniversary Celebration Remarks by John Sherer

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

Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Andreina Fernandez)

Happy Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March… Continue Reading Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Andreina Fernandez)

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… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: February 2022

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… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: January 2022

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

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

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!

Statement from Lisa Levenstein, Vice Chair of the Board, and John Sherer, Director of The University of North Carolina Press

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

UNC System BOG Appoints A&T Professor to UNC Press BOG

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

News from UNC Press: Retirement of Executive Editor Chuck Grench

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

The UNC Press Has Transformed the South …

[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 …

John Sherer: The 2017 UNC Press Annual Report

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

NCPedia adds Dictionary of N.C. Biography & Encyclopedia of North Carolina to online archive

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

A UNC Press Reading List to Accompany the PBS series “Black in Latin America”

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 UNC Press Holiday Sale is HERE!

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!