Upcoming Author Events

Due the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, many of our authors’ spring 2020 appearances at universities and bookstores must be 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 Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, by T. H. Breen, from Harvard University Press
T. H. Breen

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 PM [Tickets]

Speaking and signing, George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Michelle Smith Lecture Series)

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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

Tuesday, April 7, 5:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) [Facebook Event | RSVP]

Speaking at the White House Historical Association

Virtual book launch via Facebook Live. Please visit the WHHA Facebook page and follow the “Live” link to view and participate.

Friday, April 17, 3:30 PM CDT (Central Daylight Time)

Online lecture hosted by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri (“Pursuit of Happiness Hour” Friday Colloquium Series)

Virtual lecture via Facebook Live. Please visit the Kinder Institute Facebook page and follow the “Live” link to view and participate.

Saturday, April 25, Time TBD

Virtual book festival hosted by History Summit

Virtual lecture. Please follow the link above to view and participate.

Sunday, April 26, 3:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

Online event (link TK)

Friday, June 12–Sunday, June 14 (Dates and Times TBD)

Speaking and signing, Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park

389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339

Wednesday, June 17, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, George Washington’s Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Thursday, July 9, 12:00–1:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Virginia Museum of History and Culture (Banner Lecture Series, cosponsored by the White House Historical Association

Robins Family Forum, 428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

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

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

Saturday, May 2, 12:00 PM [Press Release (PDF)]

Speaking/participating in the “Abolitionist Imaginaries Symposium,” MoMA PS1 (in conjunction with the Carceral Studies Working Group at Rutgers University)

22–25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101

Exhibition Description: “This daylong symposium will feature panel discussions and a new lecture-performance. Over the course of the day, scholars, critics, artists, and activists will discuss the development and enacting of abolitionist structures. Participants include Itzel Corona Aguilar, Emily Allen-Hornblower, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Che Gossett, Ronak Kapadia, Sharon Luk, Donna Murch, Jeanine Oleson, Dylan Rodríguez, and others. The program will culminate with a launch event for the Die Jim Crow record label, the first nonprofit record label in the U.S. for formerly and currently incarcerated musicians, hosted by Die Jim Crow collaborator and exhibition artist Tameca Cole and cofounder Fury Young.”

Thursday, May 7, 6:00–7:30 PM [Register]

In conversation with formerly incarcerated artist Ojore Lutalo, Paul Robeson Galleries/Express Newark (in conjunction with the exhibition “Voices from Outside: Critical Resistance,” on view at the CJ Gallery, Center for Law & Justice at Rutgers University–Newark, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102)

Express Newark, Main Gallery, 54 Halsey Street, 2nd floor, Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, May 9, 3:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Wednesday, May 13, 6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Labyrinth Books

122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Cover: A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy, by Tamar Herzig, from Harvard University Press
Tamar Herzig

A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy

Thursday, April 2, 10:00 AM

Speaking at Rutgers University (cosponsored by the Department of Jewish Studies and the Program in Medieval Studies)

Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, 12 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Cover: Ruling the Savage Periphery: Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State, by Benjamin D. Hopkins, from Harvard University Press
Benjamin D. Hopkins

Ruling the Savage Periphery: Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State

Monday, May 18, 4:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington History Seminar series)

Sixth Floor Boardroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Cover: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press
Anthony Abraham Jack

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Tuesday, May 19, Time TBD

Speaking at the Making Waves Foundation

3045 Research Drive, Richmond, CA 94806

Cover: Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography, by Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis, from Harvard University Press
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis

Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography

Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 PM

Both authors speaking and signing, Labyrinth Books (cosponsored by Princeton University’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies)

122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Cover: City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present, by Alex Krieger, from Harvard University Press
Alex Krieger

City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present

Thursday, June 18, 6:30 PM

Speaking and signing, National Building Museum

401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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

Saturday, April 4, 6:00 PM EDT

Free webcast hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore

Virtual event. Please register at the link above to view and participate.

Wednesday, April 22, Time TBD

Keynote address and signing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment’s Earth Month Lecture Series)

Location TBD, Urbana, IL 61801

Thursday, April 23, 6:00 PM

Speaking and signing, New York University School of Law (Environmental Law Lecture Series)

Location TBD, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Tuesday, May 5, Time TBD

Speaking at the New York City Bar Association

42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, June 2, 12:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Conservation Law Foundation

62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110

Thursday, May 14, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford Law School

Location TBD, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Tuesday, May 19, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Sunday, August 9, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival

Location TBD, 520 S Road, Chilmark, MA 02535

Cover: The Cigarette: A Political History, by Sarah Milov, from Harvard University Press
Sarah Milov

The Cigarette: A Political History

Monday, May 4, 4:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington History Seminar series)

Sixth Floor Boardroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

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

Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 PM [RSVP]

Speaking and signing, The Seminary Co-op

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Tuesday, June 23, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursday, July 16, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Southampton History Museum at Rogers Mansion

17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Thursday, September 17, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Harvard College Observatory

60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets, by Thomas Philippon, from Harvard University Press
Thomas Philippon

The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets

Tuesday, May 12, 12:30–2:15 PM

In conversation with Financial Times economics correspondent Martin Wolf (signing to follow), Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation

73 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LT, United Kingdom

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

Capital and Ideology

Friday, April 24, Time TBD

Speaking at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth

1156 15th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005

Friday, April 24, Time TBD

Speaking at Sidwell Friends School (in conjunction with Politics & Prose Bookstore)

3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Tuesday, April 28, Time TBD

Speaking at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Wednesday, April 29, Time TBD

Speaking at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (Economy and Society seminar series)

Location TBD, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540

Wednesday, May 13, Time TBD

Speaking at the Bristol Festival of Ideas

Location TBD, Bristol, United Kingdom

Thursday, May 14, Time TBD

Speaking at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School (INET Oxford), University of Oxford

Location TBD, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, United Kingdom

Thursday, May 14, 7:00–8:30 PM [Tickets]

Speaking at Intelligence²

Emmanuel Centre, 9–23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW, United Kingdom

Cover: The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument against Its Ever-Expanding Powers, by Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash, from Harvard University Press
Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash

The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument against Its Ever-Expanding Powers

Wednesday, May 13, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Brookings Institution (cosponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University)

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Cover: Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances, by Mira Rapp-Hooper, from Harvard University Press
Mira Rapp-Hooper

Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances

Saturday, June 27, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, 2020 Aspen Ideas Festival

Location TBD, The Aspen Institute, 1000 N. Third Street, Aspen, CO 81611

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

Saturday, April 25, 8:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Cary Lecture Series

Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Wednesday, May 6, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, IVY Events

Location TBD, Salt Lake City, UT

Wednesday, May 20, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, IVY Events

Location TBD, Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, May 27, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, IVY Events

Location TBD, Washington, DC

Thursday, May 28, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, IVY Events

Location TBD, New York, NY

Friday, May 29, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, IVY Events

Location TBD, Boston, MA

Wednesday, October 7, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Vermont Humanities Council

Location TBD, Montpelier, VT

Cover: Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth, by Magda Teter, from Harvard University Press
Magda Teter

Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth

Tuesday, April 7, 4:00 PM EDT [Register]

In conversation with Professor Sara Lipton (Stony Brook University), hosted by the Center for Jewish History

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

Cover: To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America, by Felicia Angeja Viator, from Harvard University Press
Felicia Angeja Viator

To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America

Thursday, June 25, 7:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Green Apple Books on the Park

1231 9th Avenue (@ Lincoln Way), San Francisco, CA 94122

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

Saturday, June 13, Time TBD

Giving the keynote lecture at the conference “Humanity through a Buddhist Eye” (presented by the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada)

Location TBD, Winnipeg, AB, Canada

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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