Historic Ephrata Cloister, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
“The Spirit of the Letter": Pennsylvania German Calligraphy, Manuscripts, and Popular Piety in Context
Virtual Lecture at Historic Ephrata Cloister - Winter History Class 2021 Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join Alexander Lawrence Ames for an extended discussion of The Word in the Wilderness: Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania as part of Historic Ephrata Cloister's Winter History Class. For more information, visit https://ephratacloister.org/winter-history-class-2021/.
Mennonite bookmark from Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, ca 1800. Courtesy of The Winterthur Library, Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur, DE. Col. 320, acc. 65x547-548.
Virtual Author Presentation at the Indian Valley Public Library Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7 - 8 p.m. Free of charge!
Attend the virtual book launch for The Word in the Wilderness: Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania on Sunday, July 19th at 4:30 p.m. The free Zoom event is hosted by the Horner Memorial Library of the German Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Advance registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the e-invitation here for more details.
A recording of the book launch event is below.
Johannes Bard, penmanship sample, "Alphabet Romain," Adams County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1819-1821. Courtesy of the Winterthur Museum.
Pennsylvania State University Press Virtual Author Panel
Join PSU Press and the authors and volume editors of four recent books in Early American Studies for a virtual panel on Friday, June 19th at 1pm EST! Panelists will discuss their new books and answer your questions.
Our guests are: Alexander Ames, author of The Word in the Wilderness: Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania Wendy Bellion, author of Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment Cecile Fromont, editor of Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas: Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition Bethany Wiggin, editor of Babel of the Atlantic
Moderated by Kathryn Yahner, PSU Press Acquisitions Editor