IN MEMORIAM: Congressman John Lewis on Education, Democracy, and the Obligation to Create a Beloved America

“Education is the cornerstone of democracy. Education gives us the skills and the know-how to build a better world. Informed and engaged citizens hold the power—through their vote and through their actions—to make our world work better for all. America is made better each time one of us sees something that is not right, not fair, not just, and has the courage to stand up, to speak up, and to find a way to get in the way.”

The Coastal Marshlands Protection Act at 50

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. To mark this important milestone we have put out a new edition of Reid Harris’s And the Coastlands Wait: How the Grassroots Battle to Save Georgia’s Marshlands Was Fought—and Won. Below is President Carter’s foreword outlining just why the law was so important. Additionally,…

Update on UGA Press Operations during Social Distancing

Dear Friends, Like the rest of the University of Georgia and most of the world, the University of Georgia Press is radically rethinking every aspect of our workflows and short- and long-term plans. While we remain committed to publishing books and supporting our authors, we are also acutely aware that our usual means of interaction…

University of Georgia Press Announces Endowment to Fund History Graduate Student Publishing Apprenticeship

The University of Georgia Press has created an endowment to fund a publishing apprenticeship program for students from UGA’s graduate history program. The Peggy Heard Galis History Ph.D. Apprenticeship will allow history Ph.D. candidates to gain insight into and experience in the scholarly publishing process. The endowment was created from a giving campaign funded by…

Chelsea Dingman Awarded the Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce Chelsea Dingman as winner of the 2018 Georgia Poetry Prize. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press established the Georgia Poetry Prize in 2015 as a national competition that celebrates excellence in…

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! 

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…