Upcoming Author 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: Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration, by Rachel Elise Barkow, from Harvard University Press
Rachel Elise Barkow

Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

Monday, November 18, Time TBD

Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Friday, February 21, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking at the University of Richmond School of Law

410 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173

Cover: Landscape and the Academy, edited by John Beardsley and Daniel Bluestone, from Harvard University Press
Edited by John Beardsley and Daniel Bluestone

Landscape and the Academy

Saturday, November 16, Time TBD

Coeditor Daniel Bluestone speaking and signing, University of Virginia

Location TBD, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Cover: Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It, by Heather Boushey, from Harvard University Press
Heather Boushey

Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00–7:15 PM

Speaking and signing, Resolution Foundation

2 Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9AA, United Kingdom

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 8:00–10:00 AM [Register]

“Programs with a Purpose” Breakfast lecture (signing to follow), Leadership Greater Washington

1602 L Street NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20036

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, November 21, 6:00–7:30 PM [Tickets]

Speaking and signing, Museum of the American Revolution (“Read the Revolution” Speaker Series)

101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thursday, May 21, 2020, Time TBD

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

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Cover: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel, from Harvard University Press
Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Saturday, November 23, 2:40–4:10 PM

Coauthor Mark McDaniel speaking and signing, Learning How to Learn: Applying Learning Sciences for Deeper Reasoning, Retention, and Reflection (A Learning and the Brain conference)

The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Cover: Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War, by Vincent Brown, from Harvard University Press
Vincent Brown

Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War

Friday, January 31, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Symposium Books and Records

240 Westminster Street (between Washington and Weybosset), Providence, RI 02903

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, March 21, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Harlem Stage

150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY, 10031

Cover: Recognizing Wrongs, by John C. P. Goldberg and Benjamin C. Zipursky, from Harvard University Press
John C. P. Goldberg and Benjamin C. Zipursky

Recognizing Wrongs

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Time TBD

Both authors speaking and signing, Harvard Law School

HLS Library, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe, by Thane Gustafson, from Harvard University Press
Thane Gustafson

The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe

Sunday, January 12, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Friday, February 28, 2020, 2:00–4:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University

Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street (at Cabot Way), Cambridge, MA 02138

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, November 12, 6:00–8:00 PM

Speaking and signing, California State University, San Marcos (sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center)

University Student Union, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Linfield College [Calendar Listing]

Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall, 900 S.E. Baker Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Hamline University (sponsored by the Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center)

Anderson Hall, 774 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104

Thursday, November 21, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Georgetown University

Location TBD, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Time TBD

Featured speaker, Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) Annual Meeting

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, 2907 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

Thursday, January 30, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Mount Holyoke College

Location TBD, 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075

Monday, February 3, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking at the African American Read-In, Miami Dade College/Miami Book Fair

Location TBD, Miami Dade College, 11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking at Williams College

Location TBD, 880 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

Thursday, February 6, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Amherst College

Location TBD, 220 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Bowdoin College

Location TBD, 255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011

Sunday, February 23 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) Capacity-Building Workshop

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking at Claremont McKenna College

Location TBD, Claremont, CA 91711

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 PM (doors at 6:00 PM)

Speaking and signing, SUNY Oswego

Sheldon Hall Ballroom, 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126

Cover: More than Medicine: The Broken Promise of American Health, by Robert M. Kaplan, from Harvard University Press
Robert M. Kaplan

More than Medicine: The Broken Promise of American Health

Sunday, November 17, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room, 702 College Nine Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00–8:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library (in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit “America Transformed, Part 2: Homesteads to Modern Cities,” running November 9, 2019–May 10, 2020)

700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:00 AM

Speaking and signing, Thursday Morning Talks for the Benefit of Mount Auburn Hospital

Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle Street (Sparks Street entrance), Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity, by Eugene McCarraher, from Harvard University Press
Eugene McCarraher

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity

Thursday, January 16, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Book Culture

536 West 112th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam), New York, NY 10025

Cover: Pollution, Politics, and Power: The Struggle for Sustainable Electricity, by Thomas O. McGarity, from Harvard University Press
Thomas O. McGarity

Pollution, Politics, and Power: The Struggle for Sustainable Electricity

Thursday, February 13 to Sunday, February 16, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting

Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Cover: In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School, by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine, from Harvard University Press
Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine

In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School

Friday, November 22, 3:30–4:30 PM

Coauthor Jal Mehta speaking and signing, Learning How to Learn: Applying Learning Sciences for Deeper Reasoning, Retention, and Reflection (A Learning and the Brain conference)

The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Cover: Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World, by Branko Milanovic, from Harvard University Press
Branko Milanovic

Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World

Thursday, November 21 – Friday, November 22

Keynote speaker, “Social Inequality: What Has Work Got to Do with It?,” International Institute of Social History (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)

Cruquiusweg 31, 1019 AT Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

The Cigarette: A Political History

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The San Bernardino County Museum

2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374

Wednesday, March 18–Sunday, March 22, 2020, Date and Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Virginia Festival of the Book

Location TBD, Charlottesville, VA

Cover: The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, by Yascha Mounk, from Harvard University Press
Yascha Mounk

The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

Monday, November 25, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Kepler’s Literary Foundation

1010 El Camino Real #100, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Cover: The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal, by Martha C. Nussbaum, from Harvard University Press
Martha C. Nussbaum

The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 5:30–6:30 PM

Speaking and signing, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

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

Friday, December 6, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Friday, December 6, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Aspen Institute (Aspen Economic Strategy Group public forum talks series)

2300 N Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037

Wednesday, December 11, 2:30–4:00 PM

Speaking at the Paris School of Economics

La Banque de France, 31 rue Croix des Petits-Champs, 75049 Paris cedex 01, France

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

Capital and Ideology

Thursday, February 6, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Location TBD, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 7:00–8:30 PM [Tickets]

Speaking at Intelligence²

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

Cover: Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance Is Incomplete and What Can Be Done about It, by Christopher T. Robertson, from Harvard University Press
Christopher T. Robertson

Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance Is Incomplete and What Can Be Done about It

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law

Lewis 317, Loop Campus, 25 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

Cover: Ghetto: The History of a Word, by Daniel B. Schwartz, from Harvard University Press
Daniel B. Schwartz

Ghetto: The History of a Word

Monday, December 9, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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

Wednesday, January 15, Time TBD

Speaking at the University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Friday, February 28, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking at Columbia University

New York, NY

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 4:30–6:00 PM

Speaking at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (“Jews in Modern Europe” seminar series)

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street (at Cabot Way), Cambridge, MA 02138

Cover: The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest to Understand the Cosmos, by Tom Siegfried, from Harvard University Press
Tom Siegfried

The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest to Understand the Cosmos

Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2:00 PM

Speaking and signing, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting

Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Cover: Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism, by Quinn Slobodian, from Harvard University Press
Quinn Slobodian

Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism

Wednesday, November 20, 1:00–2:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Brandeis University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI)

60 Turner Street, Waltham, MA 02453

Cover: Unflattening, by Nick Sousanis, from Harvard University Press
Nick Sousanis

Unflattening

Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 PM [Register]

Speaking and signing, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College

385 E. 8th Street, Claremont, CA 91711

Cover: When Novels Were Books, by Jordan Alexander Stein, from Harvard University Press
Jordan Alexander Stein

When Novels Were Books

Thursday, February 6, 2020, Time TBD

In conversation with Swarthmore College’s Lara Cohen (signing to follow), Penn Book Center

130 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Monday, February 24, 2020, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op Bookstore

5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Cover: Forgotten Healers: Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy, by Sharon T. Strocchia, from Harvard University Press
Sharon T. Strocchia

Forgotten Healers: Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 4:30–6:30 PM

Panel discussion (reception and signing to follow), Emory University (sponsored by the Department of History)

Location TBD, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322

Cover: Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Susan Ware, from Harvard University Press
Susan Ware

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

Saturday, November 16, 3:00–4:30 PM

Speaking and signing, Avon Public Library (part of the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, with help from CT Humanities and the Connecticut Bar Association)

Community Room, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001

Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM

Speaking and signing, Lowell National Historical Park (part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series)

Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852

April 2020 (Date and Time TBD)

Speaking and signing, Newburyport Literary Festival

Location TBD, Newburyport, MA

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, November 19, 7:00–9:30 PM

Speaking at Grinnell College (cosponsored by the Center for Humanities and the Department of Religious Studies)

HSSC S1325 (Presentation Room), 1226 Park Street, Grinnell, IA 50112

Cover: Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug, by Leandra Ruth Zarnow, from Harvard University Press
Leandra Ruth Zarnow

Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug

Thursday, December 12, Time TBD

Speaking and signing, National Archives Museum

701 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408

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