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

Wednesday, July 1, 5:30–6:30 PM EDT [Register]

Online book presentation hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society

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

Thursday, July 2, 8:00 PM EDT [Facebook Event]

Presentation to History Camp Online

Livestreamed online event via Facebook Live. Please follow the link above to view and participate.

Thursday, July 9, 12:00–1:00 PM

Online book presentation hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Livestreamed online event via YouTube and Facebook Live. Please follow the links to view and participate.

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: 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

Friday, July 3, 7:00 PM EDT [Register]

Online book presentation hosted by Harvard Book Store

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

Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time [Register]

Online book presentation hosted by Rediscovered Books (Boise, Idaho), cosponsored by WildEarth Guardians

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

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, 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

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

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