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New Book Series "Democratic Ideals in Global Perspective"
The University of Virginia’s Karsh Institute of Democracy and the University of Virginia Press are pleased to announce “Democratic Ideals in Global Perspective,” a new book series to advance innovative approaches to scholarship on democratic governance from antiquity to the present....
David Marchick: Author Events
In the wake of the Congressional hearings on the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the fragility of presidential transitions is a topic more timely than ever. David Marchick, coauthor of [The Peaceful Transfer of Power: An Oral History of America's Presidential Transitions](, discusses his book and the fascinating history...
Remembering Stephen Sondheim: An Original Post by Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Author of VICTORIANS ON BROADWAY
1. Thanks to Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, author of [VICTORIANS ON BROADWAY: Literature, Adaptation, and the Modern American Musical,]( for this original reflection on the life and work of Stephen Sondheim....
Behind The Eyes of Tammy Faye: Margaret Grubiak on Heritage USA
We are delighted to offer this blog post by Margaret Grubiak, author of [MONUMENTAL JESUS: Landscapes of Faith and Doubt in Modern America,]( on the new film *The Eyes of Tammy Faye* and Heritage, USA in Fort Mill, South Carolina....
David Sewell, Manager of Digital Initiatives at UVA Press, Wins the 2021 ADE Lyman H. Butterfield Award
David Sewell, Manager of Digital Initiatives and the [Rotunda Imprint]( at the University of Virginia Press, has won The Association for Documentary Editing's [2021 Lyman H. Butterfield Award.]( The award, presented in memory of Lyman Henry Butterfield, whose editing work included contributions to The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, the Adams Family Papers, and the The...
SHEAR 2021: A Q&A with Frank Cogliano
This month, right in time for SHEAR, UVA Press is proud to release Ireland and America: Empire, Revolution, and Sovereignty, edited by Patrick Griffin and Francis D. Cogliano, and featuring contributions by Rachel Banke, T. H. Breen, Trevor Burnard, Nicholas Canny, Christa Dierksheide, Matthew P. Dziennik, S. Max Edelson, Annette Gordon-Reed, Eliga Gould,...
Remembering William B. Robertson, Longtime Black Republican and "Doer of Great Deeds"
We share in mourning the loss of William "Bill" Robertson, the first African American to serve as an aide to a Virginia governor. He subsequently served in five presidential administrations. Before his passing, Robertson also was finishing work on his memoir LIFTING EVERY VOICE: *My Journey from Segregated Roanoke to the Corridors of...
Celebrating Pride Month: An Essay by Ula Klein, Author of Sapphic Crossings
June is Pride Month, and I’m proud to be a member of the LGBTQ community, working on LGBTQ literary and cultural history. My book, Sapphic Crossings: Cross-Dressing Women in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (UVA Press, 2021), looks at the lesbian, transgender and nonbinary histories that many people today haven’t heard of—yet....
Hemingway, The Garden of Eden, and Authenticity: A Post by Len Gutkin
Hemingway, The Garden of Eden, and Authenticity: A Post by Len Gutkin...
Rotunda Imprint Seeking User Feedback for its American History Collection
[Rotunda](/rotunda), UVA Press's digital imprint, is seeking feedback on the user experience of its American History Collection. If you have used this collection* for research, school, or personal interest, please consider taking a few minutes to fill in this survey, as it will greatly help develop these resources so they can...
Mourning the Passing of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: A Tribute by Susan Herrington
UVA Press joins the architecture community in mourning the loss of landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, who passed away on May 22, 2021. We asked Susan Herrington, a personal friend of Oberlander's and author of the biography Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape to share her remembrances......
Join Governor Chuck Robb at Virtual Events in Celebration of His New Memoir In the Arena
Governor Robb will be taking part in a series of online author events. Please check out the schedule below and join him for an evening of illuminating, inspiring stories....
In Remembrance of the Firing on Fort Sumter
April 12, 2021 marks 160 years to the day since the firing on Fort Sumter, the opening salvo of the Civil War. It can be tempting to think of that stretch of time as a massive gulf, practically unbridgeable—at least in the timeline of American history. But consider this: we...
UVA Press Announces New Series "The Black Soldier in War and Society"
The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce “The Black Soldier in War and Society: New Narratives and Critical Perspectives,” a new series for innovative scholarship on the Black military experience to highlight the diverse and complex experiences of African-descended people and to explore the implications of their participation...
Interview with Dr. Adrian Brettle, author of COLOSSAL AMBITIONS: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World
In July 2020, UVA Press was proud to publish Dr. Adrian Brettle’s debut book: Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World. Recently, Dr. Brettle’s book was named a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, awarded annually to the best scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the...
Rival Visions vs. Insurrections: The Challenge of an Inaugural Address in a Time of Crisis
We are pleased to offer this guest blog post by Dr. Dustin Gish, coeditor with Andrew Bibby of RIVAL VISIONS: How Jefferson and His Contemporaries Defined the Early American Republic to be published in February. ...
Honoring Dr. King: Creating the Path to Non-Violence
We join everyone celebrating MLK Day with this blog post from Peter Eisenstadt, author of the new book Against the Hounds of Hell: A Life of Howard Thurman (February 2021). ...
Sandra Rebok on Bringing Enlightenment Science into Practice
Putting Enlightenment Science into Practice: Humboldt, Jefferson, and the Transatlantic Fight against Smallpox. A guest post by Sandra Rebok, author of Humboldt and Jefferson: A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment....
Booker T. Washington Has a New Charlottesville Connection: A Digital Edition of His Papers
Booker T. Washington, who emerged from slavery to become one of the leading African American intellectuals around the turn of the 20th century, had ties to Charlottesville that eventually led to a city park being named after him. A new connection between Washington and this area will be forged...
Celebrating UP Week with Tom Kapsidelis, author of After Virginia Tech
Last year, UVA Press was proud to publish Tom Kapsidelis’s After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings, which illuminates the experiences of the survivors of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre—then the deadliest to date—and other community members and portrays in depth their advocacy for...
Please Vote!
Over 98 million U.S. citizens have already voted in this year’s presidential election. Many millions more will do so today. Voting has been central to U.S. democracy since the country’s inception, and the right to vote has been fought over and suppressed for various groups, most notably Black Americans, for...
What Makes Good Government? A Conversation with History Editor Nadine Zimmerli and Author Christopher Pearl
Blog post from Nadine Zimmerli, Editor for History and Social Sciences...
We Have Come to Praise Globalization, Not Bury It
UVA Press author Adrian Brettle, whose book COLOSSAL AMBITIONS: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World was published this July, writes about the history of globalization and the dangers of it being under attack. ...
Virtual Book Tour: Daniel Mendelsohn Discusses Three Rings
We are delighted to announce dates for Daniel Mendelsohn's virtual book tour around THREE RINGS: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate (September 8)....
Echoes from the Revolution: Why the States and How they Govern Matter
Christopher R. Pearl, author of Conceived in Crisis, finds echoes of the past in our current moment. ...
UVA Press Publishes Brown Library's Digital Publications Initiative's First Born-Digital Scholarly Monograph
The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce the publication of [*Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s* Atalanta fugiens *(1618) with Scholarly Commentary*](, the first born-digital scholarly monograph developed by the Center for Digital Scholarship at Brown University....
UVA Press Announces New Series "The Revolutionary Age"
The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce “The Revolutionary Age,” a new series designed to bring a fresh and international perspective to the study of the American Revolution within the broader context of the Age of Revolution....
Announcing UVA Press Reading Club - Virginia Pathways and People
The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce the new UVA Press Reading Club, which will feature themed books throughout the year at a 40% discounted rate. The 2020 theme, already underway, is Virginia Pathways and People and is geared towards all those interested in the flora, fauna, and people of Virginia....
Barbados Diary Joins the Digital Papers of George Washington
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....
So long, Aunt Jemima (1889-2020)
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...
The Need for African American Studies to Make George Floyd a Visible Man
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...
Three New Series Editors Join UVA Press's Longstanding Series on Jeffersonian America
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....
On Entanglements and Viruses by Shane Graham
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....
Announcing Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS) Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Iona College
Thanks to the generous support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS) and the University of Virginia (UVA) Press are collaborating to launch a two-year post-doctoral residential fellowship, in any area of American studies from 1700 to 1900, at Iona College in New...
In Honor of Earth Day, A Post From Our Senior Acquiring Editor, Architecture and Environment, Boyd Zenner
As the noted possum-philosopher Pogo bleakly commented from a trash-strewn Okefenokee Swamp on a 1970 poster announcing the first Earth Day, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Fifty years on, evidence of the damage we humans have wrought upon the environment is everywhere around us: in...
The Busiest Week That Never Was
A post from our History editor, Nadine Zimmerli...
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