Coming to a Town or Computer Screen Near You

Just wanted to give those of you in the Boston area and beyond a heads-up as to where I will be speaking in the next few months.  It should come as no surprise that most of these talks will be about my Crater book.  I will have books with me and am more than happy to personalize your copy.  Luckily, my schedule is still flexible enough that I can add dates if interested so please feel free to contact me.

I am also happy to talk with your group via the Internet.  Over the past few years I’ve visited a number of high school and college courses to talk about various topics related to blogging as well as my research.  Below is an example of a Skype discussion that I did two years ago with an American Studies class at Skidmore College.  The professor assigned my blog as part of their reading and after a week of talking back and forth in the comments section we got together to chat live.  I had a blast.

  • September 19: Representations of USCTs in Public History, Skype discussion with class in public history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
  • September 28: Appearance on Civil War Talk Radio with Gerry Prokopowicz (3pm).
  • November 1: “Black Confederates Out of the Attic”, Charleston, West Virginia (details forthcoming).
  • 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.


  • March 14-16: The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th,  Gettysburg National Military Park and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.
  • April 20: Tour of the Crater battlefield and lecture, Civil War Trust, Regional Teacher Institute (tentative).
  • May 15: Book Signing and Talk, “Remembering the Battle of the Crater”, Rhode Island Civil War Round Table, Cranston, RI.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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2 comments… add one
  • Doug didier Aug 24, 2012 @ 2:37

    1)On my iPad video stops at 18:46.. Tried working around with no success..

    2) wonder if the questions you receive at your “crater talks” would be of interest.

  • Scott Manning Aug 23, 2012 @ 5:35

    Kevin, that is great! I had the privilege of being a guest speaker for a high school class over in England via Skype. They were all in uniform and called me “sir.” It was a great experience, as we discussed World War II and Hitler’s rise to power. Memory was a big topic, because the teacher brought me in to help explain how someone like Hitler could rise to power. Skype is a great option, as it eliminates the logistics that prevent such guest speaking opportunities.

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