UP Hero Spotlight: David des Jardines

  The recent death of Mark Saunders, director at University of Virginia Press, was a great loss to the university press community. Although I never worked with Saunders, I knew of him through various other associates and through the work I’ve done here at UGA Press the last two decades. Saunders’s contributions remind me of…

#TurnItUP: The New South and the Environment

Welcome to the fifth and final day of the University Press Week (#UPWeek) Blog Tour. Today’s theme is “Science,” and we’re looking at the history of—and tension between—conservation and industry in the South. A piece of southern history that is often overlooked is the story of the South’s conservation efforts after the Civil War. William…

#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…

#TurnItUP Week Begins: Arts and Culture

The Association of University Presses is celebrating the 7th Annual University Press Week with a blog tour! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. University presses provide a critical role in publishing voices outside the mainstream, and we are turning up the voices that would normally be overlooked by the publishing community. Each day this week is going…