Greetings from Baltimore!

Everyone at the Johns Hopkins University Press is looking forward to seeing our AAUP friends and colleagues in Baltimore for the 2011 meeting! The Waterfront Marriott Hotel is a great location in Harbor East, a bright new harbor-side neighborhood in one of the oldest parts of town. It's an easy walk to Inner Harbor tourist attractions and dozens of neighborhood restaurants, bars, and shops.

Along with conducting the serious business of the AAUP annual meeting, we hope you'll make time to try a crab cake, catch an O's game, have a beer in Fells Point, or see the city from Federal Hill.

To help you plan your visit, we've assembled this Baltimore guide. Use the links to the right to access transit information, dining recommendations, local attractions and special events, and suggestions for how to best explore our city. Or download the complete guide.icon.pdf

Some other thoughts:

Early June in Baltimore can mean a pleasant spring day or a hot and humid preview of high summer. Bring shorts, maybe a sweater, and definitely a sense of meteorological adventure.

And don't skip the Friday night reception at the American Visionary Art Museum, one of the city's coolest places.

Many of us at the JHU Press know so many of you. Please feel free to contact anyone you know at Hopkins to ask about favorite restaurants, neighborhoods, and attractions. The JHUP staff listed below, denizens of Charm City who helped assemble these inspiring lists, stand ready to help you plan your visit or answer your questions:

Kathy Alexander: 410-5164162 or ka [at]
Jane Barchichat: 410-516-6971 or jeb [at]
Jack Holmes: 410-516-6928 or jmh [at]
Brian Shea: 410-516-7096 or bjs [at]

Welcome to Charm City, Hon!