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Don’t miss the reading by John Irwin & Wyatt Prunty on Thursday, February 25

The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars will host a reading by two long-time friends and JHU Press authors, John Irwin and Wyatt Prunty, on Thursday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m.  The reading, reception, and book signing take place in Gilman Hall, Room 50, on JHU’s Homewood campus.  The event is free and open to the public; find more information on the Writing Seminars website.

bricuthJohn Irwin has been an extraordinary friend and partner to JHU Press over many decades, publishing six scholarly books with us under his own name; three volumes of poetry under his pen name, John Bricuth; editing some 97 volumes in the distinguished series, Johns Hopkins: Poetry & Fiction, on behalf of the Press and the Writing Seminars; relaunching the literary journal, The Hopkins Review, in 2008; and serving as the intrepid cheer-leader, fundraiser, and inspiration for all these projects.  We extend boundless thanks and good wishes to John, who retired last year as Decker Professor of the Humanities at JHU.  He will be reading from and signing copies of his (John Bricuth’s) latest volume of poetry, Pure Products of America. Inc.

pruntyWyatt Prunty is a professor of English at Sewanee: The University of the South and the founding director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He is the author of nine collections of poems (eight published with JHUP), including Unarmed and DANGEROUS and The Lover’s Guide to Trapping. He will be reading from and signing copies his  latest collection from JHUP, Couldn’t Prove, Had to Promise.

 

 

 

 

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Don’t miss JHUP’s holiday book sale!

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 All JHU Press books are now on sale at a 40% discount
and shipping is FREE when your order totals $50 or more!
Use discount code HHOL and start browsing here.
This offer is valid until December 31, 2015.
So get shopping!
And reading!

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Don’t miss the 2015 Baltimore Book Festival, September 25-27

BBF 2015 logo-bbfLook for books from Johns Hopkins University Press at the Ivy Bookshop tent at this year’s Baltimore Book Festival!  The Festival takes place at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor  this weekend–with great music, food, and books, books, books (and more books).  The Ivy tent on Rash Field features a JHUP table with a display of some of our latest regional titles, and several of our authors will speak and sign books during the weekend. Read on for more information and a 2015 festival map.


Friday, September 25, 3:00 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Stage
Michael Olesker, Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age
Charles W. Mitchell, Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages


Saturday, September 26, 12:00 p.m. at the Ivy Bookshop Stage
Martha Joynt Kumar, Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power

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Saturday, September 26, 12:30 p.m. at the Food for Thought Stage
John Shields, Chesapeake Bay Cooking

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Beer, birds, behavioral health (and books) fill the May calendar

Beer in Seattle, birds in New York, behavioral health and outdoor sculpture in Baltimore—check out our author events, exhibits, and other activities in the merry (and busy) month of May! As always, we love it when you help spread the word about JHUP events.


8 May 2015, 12:00 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Retirees Program Tea & Book Talk 
– Charles Mitchell
“Remembering Lincoln”
With comments drawn from his books Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic and Maryland Voices of the Civil War
The Octagon, Johns Hopkins Mt. Washington Conference Center
Baltimore, MD
Admission: Program sponsored by JHU. Contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 for more information.


Denny9 May 2105, 10:45 a.m.
Book Talk & Signing
– Mark Denny
Froth! The Science of Beer
JHU Alumni Program
Hale’s Ales Brewery & Pub
4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Join fellow alumni and friends for an afternoon of science and beer! We will welcome JHU Press author Mark Denny, as he shares insight from his book Froth! The Science of Beer as we enjoy some craft brews from Hale’s Ales Brewery. The group will also be led on a tour by one of Hale’s own brewers. Registration will be limited to 21+ only and will include a buffet pizza lunch during the talk.
Admission: Information on the JHU Alumni Association calendar, or call 800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481) .


Kelly12 May 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture
– Cindy Kelly
Outdoor Sculpture of Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood campus
Baltimore, MD
Former director of JHU’s historic houses Cindy Kelly returns to Homewood campus to discuss the state of Baltimore’s treasure trove of public art, the subject of her acclaimed JHU Press book Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore. Cindy will highlight some of her favorite sculptures and their fascinating histories, and she’ll update us on recent efforts to promote preservation and appreciation of these works.
Admission: $20; Club members contact the Club to register; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as guests of the Press.


13 May 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing
– Cindy Kelly
Outdoor Sculpture of Baltimore
With a selection of other JHUP titles for sale.
Village Learning Place
2521 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Admission: Free; books sales support VLP’s programs. For more information, call 410-235-2210.


Neighborhood Birds22 May 2015, 9:00 a.m.–noon
Walking Tour & Book Talk
– Leslie Day
Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City
92nd Street Y
New York, NY
Day is the author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City.
Information: 92nd St Y Website


27–30 May 2015
JHU Press Exhibit
– Latin American Studies Association
Information: LASA XXXIII International Congress Website
San Juan, PR


Kushner28 May 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing
– Adam Kushner, MD
Operation Health: Surgical Care in the Developing World
Hosted by JHU’s Jhpiego
Baltimore, MD
Admission: Contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 for more information.

 


Kahan2 June 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
Health Behavior Change in Populations
Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood campus
Baltimore, MD
What is “behavioral health” and how is it transforming how we think about medical education and patient care? The JHU Bloomberg School’s Scott Kahan joins us to discuss his new JHU Press textbook on the topic and to consider the potential of “health behavior change” to address risks associated with substance abuse, eating behaviors, violence, workplace injury, and other common health threats.
Admission: $20; Club members contact the Club to register; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as guests of the Press.


 

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Readings, talks, and conferences fill the April calendar

Events and conferences will keep JHUP authors and staff extra busy this month. Zocalo Public Square hosts Arizona State President Michael Crow, author of Designing the New American University, for a discussion with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni and Chronicle of Higher Education editor Liz McMillen. Authors Michael Burlingame and Charley Mitchell participate in events to  mark the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Wyatt Prunty reads from his latest book of poetry at the Celebration of Southern Literature. We’ll welcome JHU alums for the annual Alumni Weekend tours of the Press, and our staff will show the flag for books, journals, and Project MUSE in New Orleans, Chicago, and New Haven. As always, please help spread the word about JHUP activities this month!


14 April 2015
Project MUSE Exhibit –
Pop Culture Association
New Orleans, LA
Information: Pop Culture Association Annual Meeting


Crow jacket2 April 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Zocalo Public Square Discussion &
Book Signing
Michael Crow
Designing the New American University
with Frank Bruni and Liz McMillen
Rand Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

On Thursday, April 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. JHUP author Michael Crow joins New York Times columnist Frank Bruni in a Zocalo Public Square discussion, “What Are Universities For?” Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, will moderate. Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, coauthor of Designing the New American University, and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, author of Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, visit Zócalo to discuss who universities should serve and what problems they should be solving.

Admission: Free; reservations required at Zocalo Public Square.


Travels7 April 2015, 12:30 pm
Johns Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture

Charles Mitchell
“Remembering Lincoln
With comments drawn from his books
Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages
and Maryland Voices of the Civil War
Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood campus
Baltimore, MD

Charles Mitchell’s Hopkins Club lecture on historic travel quickly sold out last fall, so he is back on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination (April 15) to draw on his two books, Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic and Maryland Voices of the Civil War. He will discuss discuss our region’s wealth of historic sites related to the 16th president and to consider the reactions of Marylanders to his death in 1865.

Admission: $20; Club members contact the Club to register; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as guests of the Press.


Just_One_of_the_Kids11 April 2015
Book Signing
Kay Harris Kriegsman & Sara Palmer
Just One of the Kids:
Raising a Resilient Family When One of Your Children Has a Physical Disability

World of Possibilities Expo
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville
Rockville, MD

Information: World of Possibilities Expos 


Prunty_cover18 April, 10:45 a.m.
Reading & Book Signing
Wyatt Prunty
Couldnt Prove, Had to Promise
Celebration of Southern Literature
Chattanooga, TN

Wyatt Prunty, the current Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, reads from his new book of poetry in a featured program at the Celebration of Southern Literature.

Information: Celebration of Southern Literature


16–20 April 2015
JHU Press Exhibit –
American Educational Research Association
Chicago, IL
Information: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting


16-19 April 2015
JHU Press Exhibit –
Organization of American Historians
St. Louis, MO
Information: Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting


17–18 April 2015
JHU Press Book Sale & Building Tour

Johns Hopkins Alumni Weekend
Baltimore, MD
Information: 410-516-6928


29 April–3 May 2015
JHU Press Exhibit –
American Association for History of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Information: American Association for History of Medicine Annual Meeting


Lincoln_Vol230 April 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Symposium & Lecture –
Michael Burlingame
Abraham Lincoln: A Life
University of Illinois Springfields Lincoln Symposium
“Mourning Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Assassination and the Public’s Response
Brookens Auditorium
Springfield, IL

Michael Burlingame, author of our acclaimed two-volume Abraham Lincoln: A Life, will be a featured speaker at the Lincoln Symposium at the University of Illinois Springfield marking the 150th anniversary of the death of the 16th president.

Information: Lectures are free and open to the public. UIS will host a live webcast of the symposium.

 

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Author events and exhibits fill the calendar for December and the new year

Our December calendar begins with some terrific author events and ends with preparations for the new year’s onslaught of academic meetings. As always, we appreciate your help in spreading the word about JHUP’s events and activities. And never forget, please, that books and journal subscriptions from the Press make most excellent gifts. Best wishes to you and yours for the holiday season from all of us at Johns Hopkins University Press!


Mazaroff_cover3 December 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing
Stanley Mazaroff
Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson: Collector and Connoisseur
Pikesville Library Speaker Series
1301 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208
Admission: Free; information on the website.

 


Renegade_Amish4 December 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Author Interview: Donald Kraybill
Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes,
and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers
WYPR, 88.1 FM
Midday with Dan Rodricks

 

 


Travels_through_American_History4 December 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Book TalA_Year_across_Marylandk & Signing
Charles W. Mitchell
Travels through American History
in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages
and Bryan MacKay
A Year across Maryland: A Week-by-Week Guide to Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
Admission: Free


Living_Hell 6 December 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing
Michael C. C. Adams
Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Rookwood Pavilion
2962 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: Free; for information, call 513-396-8960 or visit Joseph-Beth Booksellers.


Travels_through_American_History9 December 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture
Charles W. Mitchell
Travels through American History
in the Mid-Atlantic
Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood Campus
Baltimore, MD
Few regions of the United States boast as many historically significant sites as the mid-Atlantic. Charley Mitchell joins us to discuss his new book from JHU Press, an engaging travel guide that brings to life sixteen easily accessible historical destinations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., the Potomac Valley, and Virginia.
Admission: $20; Club members contact the Club to register; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as guests of the Press.


14–16 December 2014
JHU Press Exhibit: 
Association for Jewish Studies
Baltimore, MD

Select JHU Press titles, including A Chosen Calling, Einstein’s Jewish Science, and Einstein’s Berlin, are available at a 30% discount from Association Book Exhibit. Booth #300.
Information: Annual Meeting website


16 December 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Author Interview: Charles W. Mitchell
Travels through American History
in the Mid-Atlantic
WYPR, 88.1 FM
Midday with Dan Rodricks


True_Yankees_cover18 December 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing

Dane Morrison
True Yankees: The South Seas & the Discovery
of American Identity

Portsmouth Athenaeum
9 Market Square
Portsmouth, NH

Drawing on private journals, letters, ships’ logs, memoirs, and newspaper accounts, True Yankees traces America’s earliest encounters on a global stage through the exhilarating experiences of five Yankee seafarers. The accounts of these adventurous travelers reveal how they and hundreds of other mariners and expatriates influenced the ways in which Americans defined themselves, thereby creating a genuinely brash national character—the “true Yankee.” Readers who love history and stories of exploration on the high seas will devour this gripping tale. 5:30 p.m. in the Reading Room.

Admission: Free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are recommended; for information or to register, call 603-431-2538 or visit the Athenaeum calendar.


2–5 January 2015
JHU Press Exhibit:
 American Historical Association
New York, NY
Information: Annual Meeting website


8–11 January 2015
JHU Press Exhibit:
 Modern Language Association
Vancouver, BC
Information: Annual Meeting website


8–11 January 2015
JHU Press Exhibit:
 Society for Classical Studies
New Orleans, LA
Information: Annual Meeting website


10–13 January 2015
JHU Press Exhibit: 
Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio. TX
Information: Annual Meeting website

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Exhibits fill the November calendar!

JHU Press and Project MUSE will be represented this month at a dozen conferences and academic meetings around the world. Follow the links for more information. Three cheers (and happy travels) to our intrepid authors, editors, and staff!


November 59
Professional and Organizational Development Network
in Higher Education

Dallas, TX
Annual meeting information


November 5–8
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Berlin, Germany
Annual meeting information


November 5–8
Charleston Library Conference
Charleston, SC
Annual meeting information


November 6–9
American Studies Association
Los Angeles, CA
Annual meeting information


November 6–9
History of Education Society
Indianapolis, IN
Annual meeting information


November 6–9
History of Science Society
Chicago, IL

Book signing on Friday, 11/7, 10:oo a.m.
Jeremy Greene, Generic – $18.00, tax included
Warwick Anderson, Intolerant Bodies – $16.00, tax included
Keith Wailoo, Pain – $18.00, tax included
Christopher Hamlin, More than Hot – $16.00, tax included

Annual meeting information


November 6–9
Modernist Studies Association
Pittsburgh, PA

The first two volumes of The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot are now available!

Visit Project MUSE to learn more about the project.

Annual meeting information


November 6–9
Society for the History of Technology
Dearborn, MI
Annual meeting information


November 10–12
EIFL 2014 General Assembly
Istanbul, Turkey
Annual meeting information


November 13–16
Southern Historical Association
Atlanta, GA
Annual meeting information


November 15–19
American Public Health Association
New Orleans, LA
Annual meeting information


November 19–20
Association for the Study of Higher Education
Washington, DC
Annual meeting information

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