#TurnItUP: An Intimate History

Today is day four of the University Press Week (#UPWeek) Blog Tour. Today’s theme is “History,” and we are spotlighting a new series at the UGA Press: Gender and Slavery. It’s been almost three years since our first announcement of the Gender and Slavery series, and early this October, we released Sexuality and Slavery, the inaugural…

Annotations Episode 7: Seeking Eden at the Decatur Book Festival with Staci Catron and Mary Eaddy

Today’s episode features another book talk from the Decatur Book Festival: Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy discuss Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, a project years in the making. Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first…

Behind the Book: Charleston Syllabus

On the evening of June 17, 2015, Dylann Storm Roof, a young white man, entered Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, invited in by the African American parishioners. For an hour he sat among them during a Wednesday night Bible study session as they read from the Book of Mark. And then he opened…

Short Takes: news and reviews

The summer has been good to us. From poetry and foodways to fiction and history, below are some highlights of recent press our books have received. “Jeffrey Schultz’s National Poetry Series-winning collection What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other needs our attention almost as much as it demands our suspension of disbelief. Because…