Note: These conference papers and talks are provided, with the understanding that they represent incomplete works or works-in-progress and should not be cited or quoted from without the express approval of the author.


2018: “Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age,” at “Thomas Paine and the Digital Humanities,” International Conference for Thomas Paine Studies, Iona College and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies, New Rochelle, NY, October 12.

2018: “Whither the Early Republic: A 40th-Anniversary Forum on the Future of the Field,” plenary roundtable, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Cleveland, OH, July 21.

2016: “Pushing the Boundaries of History and the ‘Digital World,’” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Conference, New York, NY, May 13.

2015: “Is There Still a Place for Ideas in Early American History: A Roundtable on the Future of Early American Intellectual History,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History 2015 Conference, Washington D.C., October 18.

2015: “Early American Worlds: A State of the Field Conversation,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 17.

2015: “Choosing Embargo?: A Roundtable on What to do with your Dissertation,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 3.


2017: “Historical Networking and the Institutionalization of History Culture in the Early Republic,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), Philadelphia, PA, July 21.

2015: “‘Banished to the woods of America’: Reimagining the Colonial Past in the Early Republic,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Conference, New York, NY, May 1.

2012: “‘Improving the Minds of Our Fellow Citizens’: The Independent Reflector and Print as a Form of Institution-Building in British America,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, New York, NY, November 1. [canceled due to hurricane]

2012:Contesting Authority: Cultural Politics and Imperial Anglicanism in the Middle Colonies, 1747-1759,” Conference on New York State History (NYSHA), Niagara, NY, June 15.

2011: “’Every wealthy Dunce is loaded with Honours’: William Livingston’s Cultural Imperative and the Anglophone Enlightenment in Colonial New York City, 1747-1770,” Researching New York Conference, Albany, NY, November 18.

   Panels Organized

2017: “Creating the Past in the Early Republic: Critical Perspectives on the Cultural Production of History and Memory,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), Philadelphia, PA, July 21.

2012: “Early America and the Intellectual Foundations of Cultural Institution Building,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, New York, NY, November 1. Co-organized with Jonathan W. Wilson. [canceled due to hurricane]


2019: “Taking Liberties: Memory, Myth, and Identity in Early America,” Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 4.

2013: Political Economy and Empire in the Early Modern World, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT, May 4.

Invited Talks

2018: “The American Revolution and the Creation of American History,” Burkhardt Lecture, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, February 8. 

2018: “Teaching Benjamin Franklin in the Eighteenth Century,” Distinguished Keynote Speaker, plenary presentation, New Jersey Council for the Social Studies Conference, Rutgers University, Paramus, NJ, October 22.

2018: “Historical Memory and the American Revolution,” a conversation with Joanne Freeman, “The Past in the Present: Conversations with Historians,” New-York Historical Society, New York, NY, May 17.

2018: “The Colonial Past in the Early Republic,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar, New York, NY, March 9.

2017: “Alexander Hamilton and the Constitution,” guest conversation in “Alexander Hamilton’s America,” online teacher seminar, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, January 17.

2016: “JuntoCast Live!” Fall 2016 “Humanities in the Public Square” NEH Lecture Series, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, October 7.

2015: Chronicles: Stories from Early America, digital history project, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA, May 4.

2014: “Solving a 239-Year Old Mystery about the Authorship of a Long-Lost Continental Congress Document,” “An Evening at the Morris-Jumel Mansion,” The Archivists’ Round Table of Metropolitan New York, New York, NY, January 30.

2013: “Their history as a part of ours”: Some Thoughts on British Historical Memory in Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1750-1776,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, April 12. 

Campus Talks

2016: “History Culture and the Coming of the American Revolution, 1764-1776,” Yale Early American History Seminar, New Haven, CT, May 4.

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