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.


2022: “Considering the Revolution: The Identities Created by the American Revolutionary War,” National Park Service Plenary Panel, National Conference on Public History 2022, May 6, 2022.

2022: “The American Founding in Popular Memory,” 52nd Annual Conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, (remote), Starkville, MS, February 12.

2021: “What’s Postcolonial about (Settler) Colonial America?” Temple Early American Seminar, (remote), October 4.

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, (remote), 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]


2023: “Making and Breaking Connections on the Eve of Revolution,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), Philadelphia, PA, July.

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

2022: American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia, August 18.

2021: “Ben’s Book Club: Past and Prologue by Michael D. Hattem,” Benjamin Franklin House, July 7.

2021: Fireside Chat, The Library Company of Philadelphia, April 29.

2021: “Past and Prologue: A Conversation with Michael D. Hattem,” Smith National Library at Mount Vernon, April 22,

2021: “The American Revolution and the Creation of American History,” Fraunces Tavern® Museum, April 1.

2021: “Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution — A Virtual Discussion with Michael D. Hattem,” David Center for the American Revolution, American Philosophical Society, January 27.

2020: “How ‘Revisionist History’ Shaped the American Revolution,” hosted by Benjamin Carp, New-York Historical Society, December 7.

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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