Upcoming Author Events

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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: 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

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00–1:00 PM EDT [Register]

“Acts of Rebellion,” a conversation between Vincent Brown and historian and human rights activist Timothy McCarthy, hosted by the Royall House & Slave Quarters of Medford, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University

Livestreamed online event. First 100 registrants may attend via Zoom; the event will also be broadcast via Facebook Live.

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

Thursday, September 17, 7:00–8:00 PM EDT [Tickets]

Live presentation hosted by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum of Alexandria, Virginia

Livestreamed online event via Zoom; ticket sales close at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

Tuesday, October 13, 6:00–7:30 PM EDT [Tickets]

“The Cabinet and Presidential Leadership,” live online event hosted by the Athenæum of Philadelphia

Livestreamed online event via Zoom; registration is required.

Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 PM EDT

Live presentation hosted by Profs & Pints (DC Metro)

Livestreamed online event via Crowdcast; registration is required (check back closer to the event date for registration information).

Monday, October 19, 12:00–1:00 PM EDT [Register]

Live presentation hosted by The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum (D.C. Museum Mondays series)

Livestreamed online event via Zoom; registration is required.

Thursday, October 22, 7:00–8:30 PM EDT

Live presentation hosted by the Falmouth Historical Society/Museums on the Green of Falmouth, Massachusetts

Livestreamed online event; registration is required (check back closer to the event date for registration information).

Cover: Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom, by James Danckert and John D. Eastwood, from Harvard University Press
James Danckert and John D. Eastwood

Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM EDT [Tickets]

Live presentation hosted by Profs & Pints (DC Metro)

Livestreamed online event via Crowdcast; registration is required.

Cover: Katrina: A History, 1915–2015, by Andy Horowitz, from Harvard University Press
Andy Horowitz

Katrina: A History, 1915–2015

Tuesday, September 22, 7:00–8:00 PM EDT [Register]

In conversation with historian Matthew Frye Jacobson, hosted by Yale University (Public Humanities at Yale’s “Democracy in America” series in collaboration with the New Haven Free Public Library)

Livestreamed online event via Zoom. Registration is required.

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, 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: 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

Thursday, October 15, 12:00–1:30 PM EDT

Virtual presentation hosted by the Abigail Adams Institute (Cambridge, MA)

Livestreamed online event; please check with the hosting organization for details.

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, 7:00 PM EDT

“Merely Bystanders: The Psychology of Courage and Inaction”: presentation hosted by the Vermont Humanities Council (“Democracy 20/20” Fall Conference series)

Online event via Zoom. Please check with the hosting organization for details and streaming links.

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

Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.