UGA Press Scales Back Travel in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the ongoing concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the University of Georgia Press has decided to curtail its presence at conferences and academic meetings this spring out of an abundance of caution. This means we will no longer be exhibiting at or attending the following meetings:

  • Appalachian Studies, Lexington, KY, March 12-15
  • National Council on Public History, Atlanta, GA, March 18-21
  • Association for the Study of Environmental History, Ottawa, ONT, March 25-29
  • Southern Sociological Society, Jacksonville, FL, April 1-4
  • Organization of American Historians, Washington, DC, April 2-5
  • American Association of Geographers, Denver, CO, April 6-10
  • 2020 MoPOP Pop Conference, Seattle, WA, April 23-26

We will be holding online sales for the books we had planned to exhibit at each of these conferences in our virtual bookstore over the coming days and weeks. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs and Appalachian Studies stores are already up with the others forthcoming. We will also be looking for other ways to engage and connect with everyone we would normally see in person, so keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.

Special note for prospective authors hoping to meet with editors at cancelled meetings: Our editors still want to hear from you. Please see the editor’s page on our website for names and subject areas of UGA Press editors who would have attended these meetings. Each name is hyperlinked to a profile page with contact info. Write to them with queries about your project and they will work to answer questions or set up meetings by phone.

We will make announcements about our summer exhibit and meeting schedule as the year progresses. While we want to do the best we can to promote the work of our authors, we take our role as global citizens seriously and seek to minimize the potentially harmful consequences of our travel with these protective measures. We will continue to monitor and follow recommendations of public health experts and hope that we can get back to normal soon.

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