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Iconic Books From The Past 100 Years: Part 3

Over the past 100 years UNC Press is proud to have published an extensive catalog of award winning and highly praised books. As we celebrate our centennial, we’ve looked back at these prestigious titles to highlight some of our most influential and iconic books. Find the first two installations in our Iconic Books blog series here. Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks… Continue Reading Iconic Books From The Past 100 Years: Part 3

Iconic Books From The Past 100 Years: Part 2

Over the past 100 years UNC Press is proud to have published an extensive catalog of award winning and highly praised books. As we celebrate our centennial, we’ve looked back at these prestigious titles to highlight some of our most influential and iconic books. You can find our first blog post of iconic books here. The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790… Continue Reading Iconic Books From The Past 100 Years: Part 2

Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years

Over the past 100 years UNC Press is proud to have published an extensive catalog of award winning and highly praised books. As we celebrate our centennial, we’ve looked back at these prestigious titles to create a reading list of some of our most influential and iconic books—enjoy! White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 1969 National Book… Continue Reading Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years

John Sherer Discusses UNC Press Centennial and University Press Publishing on C-SPAN BookTV

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 and the University of North… Continue Reading John Sherer Discusses UNC Press Centennial and University Press Publishing on C-SPAN BookTV

In Response to Kirk Brown’s Short History of UNC Press

Thank you so much to Kirk Brown for his short history [recently featured on the UNC Press Blog], which both summed up a hundred years of UNC Press activity and brought those decades to life. Rather than try to enlarge on any aspects of Kirk’s history, I’d like to supplement it. I’ll add to his narrative by taking a look… Continue Reading In Response to Kirk Brown’s Short History of UNC Press

Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Five

2022 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the University of North Carolina Press. This fourth blog post of a series of five is taken from an essay on the history of UNC Press written by Advancement Council member the Rev. David C. (Kirk) Brown, first delivered to the Pen and Plate Club of Asheville. Read parts one, two,… Continue Reading Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Five

Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Four

2022 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the University of North Carolina Press. This fourth blog post of a series of five is taken from an essay on the history of UNC Press written by Advancement Council member the Rev. David C. (Kirk) Brown, first delivered to the Pen and Plate Club of Asheville. Read parts one, two,… Continue Reading Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Four

A Century of Publishing: UNC Press

We are delighted to share the following video that’s been created to celebrate and commemorate the University of North Carolina Press’s centennial, A Century of Publishing: UNC Press.  Featured in the video are UNC Press authors Malinda Maynor Lowery, Blair L.M. Kelley, Glenda Gilmore, and Bland Simpson, as well as UNC Press Spangler Family Director John Sherer. And thanks to Alena Jones… Continue Reading A Century of Publishing: UNC Press

Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Three

2022 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the University of North Carolina Press. This third blog post of a series of five is taken from an essay on the history of UNC Press written by Advancement Council member the Rev. David C. (Kirk) Brown, first delivered to the Pen and Plate Club of Asheville. Read parts one, two,… Continue Reading Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Three

Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part One

2022 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the University of North Carolina Press. This first blog post of a series of five is taken from an essay on the history of UNC Press written by Advancement Council member the Rev. David C. (Kirk) Brown, first delivered to the Pen and Plate Club of Asheville. Read parts two,… Continue Reading Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part One

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 a lot of reading. I… 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 works of diverse viewpoints in… Continue Reading The 1990 Brooks Hall Fire and 1993 Rededication: UNC Press Centennial Recollections

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!

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

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

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!

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 click on any of the… Continue Reading Celebrating our 100th Anniversary with our Spring/Summer 2022 Seasonal Catalog!