Planned Outage

Our website and email will be down for most of the day this Saturday, March 9. No worries: this is part of a planned outage for some scheduled maintenance. We will be live again on Sunday! 

EXCERPT: Slavery and the University

In honor of Black History Month, we are posting an excerpt from the introduction of Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies edited by Leslie M. Harris, James T. Campbell, and Alfred L. Brophy. This is the first collection of scholarly essays devoted solely to the histories and legacies of this subject on North American campuses and in…

Anne Firor Scott (1921—2019)

Anne Firor Scott, October 15, 1985 (Courtesy Duke University Archives) Historian Anne Firor Scott, a native of Georgia and a University of Georgia graduate, has passed away at age 97. Her influence, as a historian and a woman in the academy, is not easily summarized. Perhaps the best place to start would be with Scott…

Holiday Office Hours at UGA Press

The University of Georgia Press will be closed from December 24 – January 1. We will reopen on January 2. Web orders are still being accepted, but there may be delays in shipping them until after the new year. If you wish to place a phone order, please contact our distributor, Longleaf Services, at (800)…

New Annotations: St. EOM in the Land of Pasaquan

On this episode of Annotations, we are looking at a quite interesting subject: the art site Pasaquan and its creator Eddie Owens Martin (1908–86). Martin, known as St. EOM, built Pasaquan out of his home in Buena Vista, Ga, and it now stands as a six-building compound, with each building connected by concrete walls. The…

New Annotations: Southern Foodways Alliance Panel

    We are right smack dab in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, two holidays filled with family and, more importantly, food. So, sticking to that theme, we’re publishing a panel from early this past October featuring four authors who focus on southern foodways. The event was sponsored by the Southern Foodways Alliance, the UGA Press,…

Excerpt: Vinegar and Char

A couple weeks ago, we released a Q&A with the editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance, Sandra Beasley.  You can read it here.  The poetry collection explores what it means to be southern, diversity, and, of course, food.  Here is the first poem of the collection: Times Like These: Marianna, Florida…

New Annotations: Author Q&A with Lindsay Bernal

On this episode of Annotations, Lindsay Bernal discusses her collection What It Doesn’t Have to Do With. Her collection explores—through sculpture, painting, pornography, and performance art—changing views on gender and sexuality. The elegiac meditations throughout this collection link the objectification of women in art and life to personal narratives of heartbreak, urban estrangement, and suicide. Haunted…