Upcoming Author Events

Many of our authors’ spring and summer 2020 appearances at universities and bookstores have been postponed or canceled. This page may not reflect the most recent information; please contact event organizers directly if you have questions. We urge all of our readers to follow CDC and local government regulations regarding attendance at public events.

We are pleased to provide this listing of upcoming events featuring authors of recent Harvard University Press titles. This page is updated weekly and features events that are open to the public (though some may be ticketed). Contact an individual event’s host or sponsor to confirm details of time and location, or for additional information.

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Cover: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, by Lindsay M. Chervinsky, from Harvard University Press
Lindsay M. Chervinsky

The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

Saturday, August 15, 7:30–9:30 PM

Speaking and signing, American Revolution Roundtable of Northern Delaware at the Hale Byrnes House

606 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713

Tuesday, September 8, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University

Dallas Hall, 3225 University Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205

Tuesday, October 13, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Athenæum of Philadelphia

219 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Monday, October 19, 12:00 PM

Speaking and signing, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum (D.C. Museum Mondays series)

701 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Wednesday, October 21, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Brazos Forum 2020

Location TBD, Waco, TX 76714

Saturday, November 7, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Odyssey Club

Baltimore, MD

Thursday, November 12, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, College of the Sequoias

Location TBD, 915 S. Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA 93277

Cover: Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, by Nicole R. Fleetwood, from Harvard University Press
Nicole R. Fleetwood

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Thursday, July 16, 8:00 PM EDT

In conversation with The Condemnation of Blackness author Khalil Gibran Muhammad on the work and legacy of Gordon Parks, hosted by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (Virtual Views Live series)

Livestreamed online event via YouTube. Please follow the link to submit questions in advance of the event and watch live.

Tuesday, October 20, Time TBD

In conversation with Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, New York Public Library (Conversations from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers)

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 475 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Cover: From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, by Elizabeth Hinton, from Harvard University Press
Elizabeth Hinton

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Sunday, July 12, 5:00 p.m. EDT [Register]

Panelist, “Where Do We Go From Here: A Fundraiser for Black Lives,” also featuring Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Cornel West, moderated by To Shape a New World coeditor Brandon Terry, hosted by Harvard Book Store of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in collaboration with Boston Review

Livestreamed online event via Zoom. Please register at the link above to view and participate.

Tuesday, October 20, Time TBD

In conversation with Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, New York Public Library (Conversations from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers)

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 475 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Cover: Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times, by Robin D. G. Kelley, from Harvard University Press
Robin D. G. Kelley

Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times

Sunday, July 12, 5:00 p.m. EDT [Register]

Panelist, “Where Do We Go From Here: A Fundraiser for Black Lives,” also featuring Elizabeth Hinton, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Cornel West, moderated by To Shape a New World coeditor Brandon Terry, hosted by Harvard Book Store of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in collaboration with Boston Review

Livestreamed online event via Zoom. Please register at the link above to view and participate.

Cover: The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court, by Richard J. Lazarus, from Harvard University Press
Richard J. Lazarus

The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

Sunday, August 9, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival

Location TBD, 520 S Road, Chilmark, MA 02535

Cover: What Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, by Donovan Moore, with a foreword by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, from Harvard University Press
Donovan Moore, with a foreword by Jocelyn Bell Burnell

What Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Thursday, July 16, 5:30–6:30 PM EDT [Register]

Online book presentation hosted by the Southampton History Museum at Rogers Mansion of Southampton, NY

Livestreamed online event via Zoom. Please register at the link above to view and participate.

Thursday, September 17, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Harvard College Observatory

60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, October 3–Sunday, October 4 (Times TBD)

Speaking and signing, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Stories, and Ideas

University Park Campus, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Cover: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, With a New Preface, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, from Harvard University Press
Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, With a New Preface

Thursday, July 16, 8:00 PM EDT

In conversation with Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration author Nicole Fleetwood on the work and legacy of Gordon Parks, hosted by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (Virtual Views Live series)

Livestreamed online event via YouTube. Please follow the link to submit questions in advance of the event and watch live.

Cover: Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, by James L. Nolan, Jr., from Harvard University Press
James L. Nolan, Jr.

Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age

Sunday, August 9, 3:00 PM PDT [Register]

Panelist, “The Bomb: Understanding Its History and the Hope for a Nuclear-Free Future,” hosted by San Francisco’s City Lights Booksellers in conjunction with Physicians for Social Responsibility

Livestreamed online event via Zoom. Please register at the link above to view and participate.

Cover: Capital and Ideology, by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer, from Harvard University Press
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Capital and Ideology

Beginning Friday, May 1, various times [Schedule and Tickets]

Online opening of the full-length documentary film Capital in the Twenty-First Century (based on the book of the same name), directed by Justin Pemberton and produced by Kino Marquee

Screenings online through independent theaters throughout the United States.

Cover: Why We Act: Turning Bystanders into Moral Rebels, by Catherine A. Sanderson, from Harvard University Press
Catherine A. Sanderson

Why We Act: Turning Bystanders into Moral Rebels

Wednesday, October 7, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Vermont Humanities Council

Location TBD, Montpelier, VT

Cover: To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., edited by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry, from Harvard University Press
Edited by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry

To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, July 12, 5:00 p.m. EDT [Register]

Coeditor Brandon Terry moderating “Where Do We Go From Here: A Fundraiser for Black Lives,” featuring Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Cornel West, hosted by Harvard Book Store of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in collaboration with Boston Review

Livestreamed online event via Zoom. Please register at the link above to view and participate.

Cover: American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War, by Duncan Ryūken Williams, from Harvard University Press
Duncan Ryūken Williams

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

Tuesday, July 21, 3:00–4:30 PM

Lecture, “The Role of Religion in Surviving Incarceration: Patriotism through Religious Freedom,” Heart Mountain Interpretive Center (NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Teacher Workshop)

1539 Road 19, Powell, WY 82435

Saturday, August 1, 8:00–9:00 PM

Speaking at the Powell Street Festival

Location TBD, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sunday, August 2, 10:30–11:30 AM

Giving the dharma message at the Shotsuki Monthly Memorial Service, Steveston Buddhist Temple

4360 Garry Street, Richmond, BC V7E 2V2, Canada

Saturday, October 3, Time TBD

Speaking at the Bukkyo Bunka Kenkyujo (Research Center for Buddhist Culture)

1 Chome-1-20 Shinmachi, Nishitokyo, Tokyo 202-8585, Japan

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Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond, by Christopher Wanjek, from Harvard University Press

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Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.