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IFGR_logo10 September 2014, 6:30 pm
Book Talk & Signing -
The Battle of Baltimore:
How our Harbor Helped Define America

With Marc Ferris (Star-Spangled Banner), Burt Kummerow (In Full Glory Reflected), and Ralph Eshelman (IFGR and Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake)
National Aquarium
Baltimore, MD

Ferris_jacketThe Battle of Baltimore in September 1814 was an uplifting victory for beleaguered America. Coming shortly after the British attack on Washington, D.C. and the torching of the Capitol and the White House, the success of Baltimore’s citizen soldiers hastened the war’s end, and famously inspired Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner.” As tall ships return to the Inner Harbor for Baltimore’s bicentennial celebrations, join us for a special program exploring the history and legacy of the Battle of Baltimore, with a panel of historians and authors whose recent work has focused on the War of Travel_Guide_cover1812 and its impact on American identity. A reception and book signing precedes the program. This event is hosted by Aquarium CEO John Racanelli and is co-sponsored by JHU’s Odyssey Program, the Maryland Historical Society, and National Aquarium’s Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series. Book-signing at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: $15.00; register online through JHU's Odyssey Program (refer to session 918.088.91) or call 410-516-8516.


11 September 2014, 12:00 pm
Author Interview
- Marc Ferris
Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem
Mid-Day with Dan Rodricks
WYPR, 88.1 FM

11 September 2014, 12:30 pm
Book Talk & Signing - The Battle of Baltimore

Ralph Eshelman
In Full Glory Reflected and Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake

Johns Hopkins Club
Baltimore, MD

Admission: $20; Club members call the Hopkins Club for reservations; non-members may call Jack Holmes for information: 410-516-6928.


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12-14 September 2014, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Book Sale at
Star-Spangled Banner Spectacular
National Park Service Tent, Inner Harbor
McKelden Square, Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

JHU Press will sell books related to the War of 1812 and host our authors for book signings in the National Park Service tent during the Star-Spangled Spectacular at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Join us at the NPS tent in McKelden Square (at Pratt and Light Streets) to celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner!

Admission: Free. Visit Star-Spangled Spectacular for information.


13 September 2014, 9:15 am
Author Interview
- Marc Ferris
Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem
Weekend News
WBAL TV, Channel 11


Ferris_jacket13 September 2014, 6:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing -
Marc Ferris
Star-Spangled Banner:
The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Rd
Baltimore, MD 21209

Book talk, performance, and signing by Marc Ferris at the Ivy during Baltimore's Star-Spangled weekend!

Admission: Free; call the Ivy at 410-377-2966 for information.


Amish_QuiltsAmish Quilts Events in September -
Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon
Janneken Smucker

15 September 2014, 1:00 pm
“Abstract Art or Country Craft:
The Quilts of the Amish”
Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society
Mercer Museum
Doylestown, PA

18 September 2014, 7:00 pm
"The Amish Quilt Craze: Art, Business, and Authenticity”
Hagley Museum and Library, Soda House Auditorium
Wilmington, DE,

12 September 2014
Study Session
American Quilt Study Group Annual Seminar
Milwaukee, WI


Generic18 September 2014, 6:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing
Jeremy A. Greene
Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029

Sponsored by The Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health and the Fellows Office.

Renegade_AmishRenegade Amish Events in Berlin, Ohio
Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers
Don Kraybill

19 September 2014, 7:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing

Perry Reese Community Center
Hiland High School

20 September 2014, 9:00 am to Noon
Book Signing

Gospel Book Store

Admission: Free, call 330-893-2523 for more information.

20-27 September, 2014
JHUP Exhibit
- American Ornithologists Union
Annual Meeting
Estes Park, CO

Information: AOU Annual Meeting

Coastal_Fishes24 September 2014, 6:30 pm
Book Talk & Signing - Val Kells
Art of the Sea: Illustrious Fishes
Hosted by The Gibbes Museum of Art
The South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC

The Gibbes Museum of Art hosts this cocktail lecture with marine science illustrator Val Kells, whose work appears in A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes and other JHUP books. A longtime contributor to exhibit art at the South Carolina Aquarium, Kells leads guests on a behind-the-scenes tour, focusing on the value of hand drawings in today’s digital world, and gives a presentation on her illustration process from research to final painting.

Admission: $30; $20 Gibbes Museum members; call 843-722-706.


Latino_Mennonites25 September 2014, 12:30 pm
Book Talk & Signing -
Felipe Hinojosa
Latino Mennonites
Many Paths to Freedom Symposium
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

Admission: See the program schedule for more information.



BBF_logo26-28 September 2014
Baltimore Book Festival

The Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University Press and the George Peabody Library jointly host the JHU Press Book Sale along with talks, book signings, and special exhibits at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival in the beautiful Baltimore Visitors Center overlooking the Inner Harbor.

The JHU Press Book Sale takes place inside the Visitors Center throughout the Festival, with Press authors scheduled to meet the public and sign books throughout the weekend. The George Peabody Library will offer a special exhibit of archival books and materials related to Baltimore history, and members of the Special Collections staff will offer a Peabody Collections Spotlight each day.

Visitors Center

Presentations in the Visitors Center include book talks by JHU Press authors Gil Sandler, Fraser Smith, Mike Olesker, Rick Striner, Melissa Blair, Michael Wolfe, Charley Mitchell, and others. Each day will end with Music from the Peabody, with performances by students from JHU’s Peabody Conservatory. The Visitors Center will remain open for business as usual during the Festival, welcoming visitors and showing a short film about Charm City every 20 minutes.

See the entire JHU Press/Peabody Library BBF schedule here.

The Ivy Bookshop will host two JHUP authors for talks in the Ivy tent on Rash Field at the Book Festival: Jeremy Greene discusses Generic on Saturday, September 27, at 1:00 pm; Charley Mitchell discusses Travels through American History in the Mid Atlantic on Saturday at 3:00 pm. See the Ivy's BBF schedule here.

The Ivy Bookshop and JHU's Sheridan Libraries co-host a talk by JHU's Alice McDermott in the BBF Literary Salon on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

Admission: Free; visit the Baltimore Book Festival for more information.


Living_HellComing in October
Book Talk & Signing
Michael C. C. Adams
Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War
The Ivy Bookshop
Baltimore, MD

Admission: Free.