May means History of Medicine, the Natural World of DC (via Ottawa), and more on the Press Calendar

Was it the Bard or a 2014 Weather Channel presenter who warned of “rough winds that shake the darling buds” this month? Perhaps the same astute observer might describe the JHU Press calendar as “full of spirit as the month of May.” No matter,  Shakespeare certainly remains top of mind this month as Steve Grant continues his whirlwind promotional activities for Collecting Shakespeare, his fascinating book about the Folger Library. Rough winds will surely help Chicago welcome the American Association for the History of Medicine this month, and JHUP author Margaret Humphreys breezes into that city’s acclaimed Abraham Lincoln Bookshop for one of their popular “virtual book signings” and a discussion of Marrow of Tragedy. Even further north, double-takes can be expected and forgiven for the book signing in Ottawa (Canada!) for Howard Youth’s Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, DC. Turns out there is plenty of interest in D.C. in the Canadian capital—Howard will speak to the staff of the American Embassy, then sign books for friends and colleagues across the street at Chapters Rideau. So, Bienvenue, Mai! Please help spread the word about this month’s events.

Events in May with Stephen H. Grant
Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger

Collecting_Shakespeare 4 May 2014, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Literary Hill BookFest, Eastern Market
Washington, D.C.
Information: 202-546-3735

12 May 2014, 6:30pm
Shakespeare Guild, National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY
Information: 212-475-3424

13 May 2014, 2:00 pm
The Glen Cove Public Library
Glen Cove, NY
Information: 516-676-2130

14 May 2014, 7:00 pm
North Shore Historical Museum
Glen Cove, NY
Information: 516-582-0219

Cut_These_Words6 May 2014, 12:30 pm
Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture – Michael Wolfe
Cut These Words into My Stone: Ancient Greek Epitaphs
Johns Hopkins Club, JHU’s Homewood Campus
Baltimore, MD
Admission: $20; members contact the Club to make reservations; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928.

6 May 2014, 2:30 – 6:30 pm
Book Signing – Howard Youth
Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C.
Chapters Rideau
47 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Admission: Free; call 613- 241-0073.



8-11 May 2014
Exhibit American Association for the History of Medicine
Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
Information: Visit the AAHM website.

Marrow_of_Tragedy10 May 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Virtual Book Signing – Margaret Humphreys
Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of
the American Civil War

Abraham Lincoln Bookshop
357 West Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL

Margaret Humphreys visits Chicago’s Abraham Lincoln Bookshop for one of their popular “virtual” book signings, an in-store and on-line event that connects authors to readers around the world. Admission: Free. For information, visit the store schedule online or call 312-944-3085.

13 May 2014, 12:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Marian Moser Jones
The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal
National Archives Noontime Presents
Washington, D.C.

Admission: Free; visit the Archives online for more information.

Leading_the_Way15 May 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing  Neil A. Grauer
Leading the Way: A History of Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Kaleidoscope Program
Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD

Admission: $35; call 410-323-5500 to register.

Amish_Quilts16 May 2014
Gallery Talk & Signing – Janneken Smucker
Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
Penn Dry Good Market
Pennsburg, PA
Admission: Free; 215-679-3103


16-17 May 2014
Special Event – Marian Moser Jones
The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal
Tiffany Circle Summit
American Red Cross National Headquarters
Washington, D.C.

Information: 800-733-2767

19 May 2014, 7:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Duane Stoltzfus
Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War
Forest Hills Mennonite Church
Leola, PA

Information: Visit the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society online, or call 717-393-9745.

21 – 24 May 2014
Latin American Studies Association
Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
Information: Visit the LASA website.

22 May 2014, 5:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Phillip K. Peterson, M.D
Get Inside Your Doctor’s Head: Ten Commonsense Rules
for Making Better Decisions about Medical Care

JHU Twin Cities Alumni Community and Columbia Alumni Association of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Information: Visit the JHU Alumni Association online.