Upcoming Talks

Contact me to schedule a date for your group.

2014

  • January 10: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater,” North Shore CWRT/GAR Hall, Lynn, MA.
  • February 7: “Lincoln, Race, and the Battle of the Crater,” Boston Union Club, Boston, MA.
  • February 9: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater,” Sons of Union Veterans, Concord, MA.
  • February 17: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater,” University of North Carolina at Pembroke/Workshop with area teachers on digital literacy and the myth of the black Confederate soldiers. (Canceled)
  • March 15: “Until Every Negro Has Been Slaughtered”: Confederates Assess the Battle of the Crater, Longwood University, Civil War Seminar, Longwood, VA.
  • March 19: “Searching for Black Confederate Soldiers,” Rhode Island Civil War Round Table, Cranston, RI.
  • April 14: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater,” Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table, Ann Arbor, MI. (Canceled)
  • April 22: “Searching for Black Confederate Soldiers,” New Bedford Civil War Round Table, New Bedford, MA.
  • April 23: Skype Discussion with Class at Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI.
  • May 28: Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater,” Walpole, MA.
  • June 20-25: “The Battle of the Crater in Memory,” Gettysburg College, Civil War Institute, Gettysburg, PA.
  • July 5: Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg Foundation: Sacred Trust – 2014 Talks and Book Signing Event, Gettysburg, PA (3:30pm).
  • August 1: 150th anniversary of the battle of the Crater, Keynote Speaker for National Park Service Commemoration, Petersburg, VA.
  • September 18: “Searching for Black Confederate Soldiers,” Olde Colony Civil War Round Table, Dedham, MA.

2015

Previous Talks

2013

  • February 27: Skype discussion about the movie Glory with De La Salle Institute, Chicago, Ill.
  • March 14-16: Interpreting Issues of Civil War Memory for the Classroom and Museum Audiences, Conference sponsored by the Gettysburg National Park and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.
  • April 20: Massacre at the Crater: Addressing the Tough Questions of Civil War History in the Classroom, Civil War Trust, Regional Teacher Institute
  • May 15: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater”, Rhode Island Civil War Round Table, Cranston, RI.
  • June 21-25: “The Other Gettysburg Address: An Introduction to Civil War Memory” The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.
  • July 11: “Remembering and Commemorating Civil War Soldiers,” Framingham History Center, Framingham, MA.
  • July 21: “Hey Boston, Embrace Your Civil War Memory,” Boston Harbor Islands Reservation, National Park Service, Boston, MA.
  • August 4-14: Teaching American History Grant funded Civil War tour from Nashville to Washington, D.C.
  • October 31: Race and the American Civil War, Skype Discussion with Civil War class at Marquette University High School.
  • November 4: “Remembering the Battle of the Crater”, The Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA.

2012

  • January 30: “From Civil War to Civil Rights”, Teaching American History Grant Workshop for teachers from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • March 6: “Until Ever Negro Has Been Slaughtered”: Remembering United States Colored Troops at the Crater, Genesee Community College, Batavia, New York.
  • March 27: Guest in Civil War Memory seminar taught by David Blight and Brian Jordan, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
  • April 19-22: Panelist on Civil War Sesquicentennial Working Group sponsored by the American Association for State and Local History at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, WI.
  • April 19-22: “Teaching Civil War History Through Film”, Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, WI.
  • June, 22-26: “Blogging the American Civil War”, Civil War Institute, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • July 15-19: The Richard Bartol, Jr. Educators’ Conference at Gettysburg National Military Park.
  • July 28: Book Signing and Discussion, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater”, Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, Chicago (Virtual Book Signing).
  • August 4: Book Signing and Discussion, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater”, GAR Hall in Scituate, MA, sponsored by Sons of Union Veterans (11am).
  • September 28: Appearance on Civil War Talk Radio with Gerry Prokopowicz (3pm).
  • October 17: Representations of USCTs in Public History, Skype discussion with class in public history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
  • October 31: Skype discussion with Civil War memory class at Skidmore College
  • November 1: “Black Confederates Out of the Attic”, Charleston, West Virginia (Rescheduled for 2013).
  • November 19: Skype discussion with Civil War class at Marquette University High School
  • December 1: “Teaching Glory in the Classroom”, John Brown Lives! Educators’ Workshop
  • December 10: “Civil War Memory in a web2.0 World”, Guest lecturer for Nina Silber’s Civil War survey course at Boston University.