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Zoom Events, Hearing Homer's Song, Spring 2021



National Hellenic Museum


Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library


KPFA. Mitch Jerserich



Pikesville Speaker's Series, December 6, 2017

Francis Pitkin Memorial Lecture, American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, October 23, 2017, "Small Town in the Big City: Jane Jacobs of Pennsylvania."

Commentator, screening of documentary, "Citizen Jane," The Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H., October 10, 2017

February Fourier Talks, February 16, 2017, College Park, MD, "Ramanujan in the Movies"

Grace Darin Memorial Lecture, Baltimore City Historical Society, March 16, 2017 -- "Jane Jacobs and Baltimore"

Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA, March 23, 2017

2016 tour dates for

Tuesday, September 20, Baltimore, MD

7:00 pm The Ivy Bookshop
Talk / Q&A
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, September 27, Washington, DC

7:00 pm Politics & Prose
Talk / Q&A
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC

Thursday, October 6, New York, NY

12:00 pm 92nd Street Y
Talk / Q&A
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY

Thursday, October 6, New York, NY

6:30 pm Museum at Eldridge Street
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture
In conversation with Peter Laurence
12 Eldridge St
New York, NY

Friday, October 7 , New York, NY

12:00 pm New York Institute for the Humanities
Lecture (not open to the public)
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington mews
New York, NY

Wednesday, October 12, Chestnut Hill, MA

4:00 pm Burns Library
Talk / Q&A
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill, MA

Wednesday, October 12, Cambridge, MA

7:00 pm Harvard Book Store
Talk / Q&A
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, October 22, Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa International Writers Festival
In conversation with Nathan Storring

Tuesday, October 25. Bloomsburg, PA

Time TBD Bloomsburg University
400 E. Second St
Bloomsburg, PA

Wednesday, October 26, Scranton, PA

7:30pm Scranton Cultural Center
Talk/ Q&A
420 N Washington Ave
Scranton, PA

Thursday, October 27, Philadelphia, PA

7:30pm Free Library of Philadelphia
Talk/ Q&A
1901 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, October 29, Toronto, Canada

International Festival of Authors

Upcoming and Recent

Readings, signings, and discussions, in 2013, for On an Irish Island

February 10: Ben McNally Books, Authors Brunch
Toronto, Ontario

February 23: New Mercury Reading Series
Baltimore, MD

April 8: Pages Books
Calgary, Alberta


November 14, 2012: Public lecture, International Education Week, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

"Foreign Places, Distant Times: Adventures in the Fact Trade"

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Readings, signings, and discussions, in 2012, for On an Irish Island:

February 8, Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge, Massachusetts
February 9, Odyssey Books, South Hadley, Massachusetts
February 10, Book Court , Brooklyn
February 15, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore
March 1, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
March 14, Octavia Books, New Orleans
March 17, Politics & Prose, Washington, Washington, D.C.
March 22, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
March 27, Barnes & Noble, Baltimore
March 28, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
March 30, Labyrinth Bookstore, Princeton, NJ
June 13, Village Learning Place, Baltimore

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February 15, 2012, American Conference for Irish Studies, New Orleans

"A French Woman on an Irish Island: Marie-Louise Sjoestedt on the Great Blasket"

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December 23, 2011, Mumbai, "Ramanujan as Everyman," Homi Babha Auditorium, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research

December 26, 2011, Chennai: "Ramanujan as Everyman"

December 29-30, 2011, Bangalore: science writing workshop, Indian Academy of Sciences

December 30, 2011, Bangalore: "Ramanujan as Everyman"

January 2, 2012, Hyderabad: "Ramanujan as Everyman," C.V. Raman Auditorium, University of Hyderabad

January 4, 2012, New Delhi: "Ramanujan as Everyman," University of Delhi

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May 15, 2010, The Compleat Biographer, national conference of Biographers International Organization, University of Massachusetts Boston

Panel on "The Proposal"

April 23, 2010, Middlebury College, mathematics colloquium

"Infinity + 20"

April 9, 2010, keynote address, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education/Mathematics annual conference, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

"Infinity + 20"

October 10, 2009, John Millington Synge conference, The Blascaod Mor Commemoration 2009, Blasket Centre, Dun Chaoin, Co. Kerry, Ireland

"Visitors to the Blaskets and Their Influence"

October 29, 2007, O.M. Stewart Colloquium, Department of Physics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

"Making Hard Work Easy: Writing About Science and Other Difficult Things"

October 28, 2007, Campus Writing Program, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Brown Bag discussion, "Writing to Learn, Learning to Write"

October 28, 2007, Cultural Association of India, 50th Anniversary Celebration, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

"Infinity + 20": Almost two decades after beginning work on The Man Who Knew Infinity, I tell of Ramanujan's increasing presence in the cultural and scientific life of the West.

September 29, 2007, Leather Industries of America, Annual Members Meeting, Jacksonville, FL

On Faux Real

September 25, 2007, MIT Writers Series, Cambridge, MA

On Faux Real

September 20, 2007, Fall Lecture Series, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE

On Faux Real

June 1, 2007, Business History Conference, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

"All Shortcomings Have Been Eliminated," talk given for a panel, "Who Needs the Real Thing?" with Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Miriam Levin, and David Hounshell

April 20, 2007, American Society of Journalists and Authors conference, New York

Moderated panel, "Making Hard Work Easy: Writing About Science and Other Difficult Things," with Alan Burdick, Rebecca Skloot, and Jonathan Weiner