An Update from Chapel Hill
UNC Press and Longleaf Services continue to have its staffs operate in mostly remote locations because of the pandemic. Our offices in Brooks Hall generally have a few staff members in each day, but accessibility there remains limited. University guidelines require visitors to wear masks in our building.
Our current plan is for most of the staff to return to partial onsite work beginning in early October, but we will continue to monitor the public health situation on campus and in Orange County.
Because of the continued spread of COVID-19 nationally, the Press will not be traveling to participate in any book exhibits through the end of calendar 2021. We continue to support scholarly associations and our authors through virtual exhibits.
You can find more updates on these exhibits and our other operations listed below. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly.
Spangler Family Director
September 15, 2021
For Our Authors
Please see the most recent update from the Acquisitions team (docx) regarding current policies and workflows for incoming manuscripts.
Book Orders and Shipments
Our Customer Service team at Longleaf Services is processing orders, and our warehouse and distribution partner, Ingram, is operational. You may order books from our website or support your local independent bookstore by ordering online through indiebound.org or bookshop.org.
Conferences, Exhibits, and Festivals
UNC Press has cancelled all business travel until at least mid-summer 2021.
We’re getting creative, though, so stay tuned here as we connect you to our “virtual exhibits”!
American Society for Environmental History (ASEH)
Browse our ASEH virtual exhibit
Organization of American Historians (OAH)
Browse our OAH virtual exhibit
Society for Military History (SMH)
Browse our SMH virtual exhibit
Native American & Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)
Browse our NAISA virtual exhibit
American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM)
Browse our AAHM virtual exhibit
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Browse our LASA virtual exhibit
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (Berks)
Browse our Berks virtual exhibit
Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH)
Browse our Berks virtual exhibit
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
Browse our SHAFRs virtual exhibit
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)
Browse our SHEAR virtual exhibit
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Browse our ASA virtual exhibit
Some in-person author events are still on the schedule as planned. Many have been cancelled or transformed into virtual events. We’re updating our Author Events page each morning with the latest.
Most of the UNC Press staff is currently working remotely. Email is the best way to reach folks at this time. See our Staff Directory for email contact information. Please allow for extra response time as we are all making our way under extraordinary circumstances, often with additional demands at home.
The Press’s internship and work study programs have been suspended during the pandemic. We hope to resume with the fall 2021 once Press staff have returned to Brooks Hall. Please visit the Employment page for updates.
Media Review Copies
We are checking in with all of our usual reviewers to see if they would prefer to receive packages at their homes, or, preferably, digital review copies. Media inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educator Exam and Desk Copies
We continue to offer texts in print and electronic formats. Please see our For Educators page for details about making a request.