News

We’re pleased to announce the addition of the recently published edition of George Washington’s Barbados Diary, edited by Alicia K. Anderson and Lynn A. Price, to The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition, and to offer this wonderfully annotated text free of charge to interested readers through the middle of August.

UVA Press author Maurice M. Manring, whose book Slave in a Box: The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima was published in 1998, writes about his experience researching and writing about the figure of Aunt Jemima. You can read more from Manring in this article published in The Associated Press on 6/19/20.

UVA Press author Michael Lackey, whose book The Haverford Discussions: A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice was published in 2013, reflects on the murder of George Floyd, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, systemic racism, and massive protests:

The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce that Charlene M. Boyer Lewis, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Robert G. Parkinson have joined existing Jeffersonian America series editors Peter S. Onuf and Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy to identify and publish the best new scholarship on the American republic’s formative decades.

We are pleased to offer this blog post from UVA Press author Shane Graham, whose book Cultural Entanglements: Langston Hughes and the Rise of African and Caribbean Literature was published this May.

We are delighted to offer the second installment in our new podcast series, "UVA Press Presents," via this interview with Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Helen Horowitz, author of the new book TRACES OF J. B. JACKSON: The Man Who Taught Us to See Everyday America, and Daniel Horowitz, Mary Huggins Gamble Foundation Chair and Professor of American Studies Emeritus, Smith College. 

UVA Press Reading Series

The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce a new reading club that features themed books throughout the year at a discounted rate. The 2020 theme is Virginia Pathways and People for those interested in the flora, fauna, and people of Virginia. Books in the annual series are appropriate for book clubs, classrooms, or just your nearby easy chair. Selected by Press staff, these books will take you on journeys through beautiful landscapes, remarkable and conflicting histories, and engaging ideas and perspectives through fiction, biography, and design. The book series selections for 2020 are specially priced at a 40% discount to you, your family members, or friends with free shipping. Buy all 20 or mix and match to your own interests. Use code 10VPP.

Rotunda

Rotunda Logo

Rotunda was created for the publication of original digital scholarship along with newly digitized critical and documentary editions in the humanities and social sciences. The collection combines the originality, intellectual rigor, and scholarly value of traditional peer-reviewed university press publishing with thoughtful technological innovation designed for scholars and students.

Write for Us

If you are seeking a publisher for your scholarly research and it is a good fit with our list, we welcome your query. The link below for “Prospective Authors” will offer contact information for our acquiring editors and tips for preparing a book proposal.

If you are an author already under contract with us, the link below for “Current Authors” will provide you with the information you need to prepare your manuscript for production.


The University of Virginia Press grieves at the loss of yet another valued life taken on a street corner, in a church, in a dangerous factory, in a routine traffic stop, or along a rural desolate road. We stand in solidarity with the peaceful protestors. We amplify their calls to remember those lost unjustly, to reclaim humanity and fairness, and to remain steadfast and committed to a world where all people are visible, valued, and have at birth a life of promise no matter color or creed.

Books allow us to gain understanding, to measure ourselves against the mirror of the past, and to rewrite the script for change. They show us pain, they act as mirrors, they allow us to see in new ways, they force us to remember, they shed light on reality, and they move us from provocative words to meaningful action. We hope that these six voices can help lead you through that process.

Read the following chapters from our books free of charge: