Upcoming Appearances

2020
February 12, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois
February 25, “Abolitionist Origins of the Suffrage Movement” Newton Free Library
February 26, “African American women in the Struggle for the Vote,” Cambridge City Hall
March 1, “From Suffrage to Power: Reflections on Women’s Citizenship,” New York Historical Society
March 25, “What is History?” 101 Lectures, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University, (via Zoom) 
May 29, “The Reconstruction of American Democracy: Abolitionist Feminism and the Long Nineteenth Amendment,” Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University, (via Zoom) 
July 13, “Take Them Down: Confederate Monuments, Civil War Memory, and Political Harm,” Cornell University webinar, (via Zoom)
July 20, “Slavery and Freedom in the Age of Revolution,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, College of William and Mary, (via Zoom)
September 17, Moderator and Comment, “Reconstructing the Polity, 1870,” The Long 19th Amendment, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, Harvard University, (via Zoom)
September 18, “Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential Candidate: What it Means for India, the Indian Diaspora, and US Politics,” M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University, (via Zoom) 
September 30, “Why Kamala Harris Matters to Me,” New Jersey Central University, (via Zoom)
October 6, Comment, “Biographies of Suffrage Champions,” Shall Not Be Denied: the 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of Their Ratifications,” Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, (via Zoom)
October 8, “The Enduring Legacy of Slavery and Racism in the North,” Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University, (via Zoom)
October 28, “Expanding Democracy: The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today,” John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, (via Zoom) 
November 6, “Harriet Tubman” The Lincoln Forum, (via Zoom)  
November 9, “Abolitionists Feminists and the Suffrage Movement,” Race, Democracy and the Long Nineteenth Amendment, Women Writing Women’s Lives, CUNY Graduate Center, (via Zoom) 
2021
January 14, (via Zoom) Moderator, with James Oakes, “The Crooked Road to Abolition,” Book Event, New York Historical Society
January 18, (via Zoom) MLK Day, Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, Connecticut
January 25, (via Zoom) Roundtable on Christopher Tomlins’ In The Matter of Nat Turner, United States Intellectual History Conference
February 4, (via Zoom) Speaker Series, “The Lasting Impact of Slavery,” US Capitol History Society
February 6, (via Zoom) “Slavery, Abolition and the Rise of Industrial Capitalism,” Revolution in the Air Winter Lecture Series, Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, National Park Service
February 18, (via Zoom) Keynote Address, “The After Lives of Slavery,” Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day, University of Southern Indiana
March 2, (Via Zoom) “The Strange Career of American Riots,” Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY
March 9, (via Zoom) Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Justice Lecture, “The Abolitionist Origins of Radical Reconstruction,” University of Maine, Orono
March 11, “Thaddeus Stevens: Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial Justice,” US National Archives, (via Zoom)
March 16, “Rethinking Reconstruction,” Public Speaker Series, American Antiquarian Society, (via Zoom)
April 9, (via Zoom) Public Lecture, “The Abolitionist International,” Schemel Forum, University of Scranton
April 11, “The Abolitionist Roots of Radical Reconstruction,” Weekend with History, Chairman’s Council Members, New York Historical Society, (via Zoom)
April 14, (via Zoom) Annual Baker Lecture, “The Long Nineteenth Amendment,” Department of History, Boston University
April 17, (via Zoom) Roundtable, “What is the Long Nineteenth Amendment?” Annual Virtual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians
April 22, Annual George B. Tindall Lecture, “Abolitionist Origins of Reconstruction Constitutionalism,” Department of History, Furman University, (via Zoom) 
May 8, Talk, “Race and Representations Seminar,” Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, University of Massachusetts, (via Zoom)
May 18, (Via Zoom)  “Real Hatred: Exploring the Most Vehemently Despised Presidents in American History,” Roundtable, American Historical Association Virtual Meeting
June 8, “Black Abolitionists,” Mellon Seminar on Slavery and Abolition, Schomburg Center, New York Public Library, (via Zoom)
June 17, “The Abolitionist Origins of Reconstruction Constitutionalism,” Conference on “Race, Democracy, Republicanism,” University of Paris, (via Zoom) 
July 14, Presidential Plenary on Black Protest Traditions, Annual Meeting of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, (via Zoom) 
August 9, “Transatlantic Abolition and Law,” Transatlantic Slavery Symposium, Sponsored by Robert H. Smith Scholarship Centre at Benjamin Franklin House in London, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
August 20, Civil War on the Border Series,” Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence, Kansas (via Zoom) 
August 20, “Pennington and Transatlantic Abolitionism,” Pennington and Transatlantic Reform Conference, Heidelberg Center for American Studies and Princeton University, University of Heidelberg, (via Zoom) 
September 10, “Abolition and Hartford,” Capitol Community College, Old State House, and Faith Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut
September 22, “Confronting History: The Legacy of Alexander Von Humboldt’s Encounter with the Americas in the Twenty First Century” A Discussion on Colonialism, Imperialism, Slavery, and Their Afterlives, University of Connecticut Office of Global Affairs and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, (via Zoom)
October 2, Book Talk with Tyler Stovall, Haystack Book Festival, Norfolk, Connecticut
October 7, “William Still and the Abolitionist Underground,” Library Company, Philadelphia, (Via Zoom) 
October 11, Keynote, “Race and Slavery in New England Symposium,” Newburyport, Massachusetts
October 28, “Learning from Abolitionists and the Case for a Third Reconstruction,” The Arc of the Rule of Law, Kravitz Symposium, Connecticut Bar Foundation, (Via Zoom)
December 13, “Historians and the News,” Oregon Historical Society
2022
March 16-19, Keynote, “Radicalism and Reform,” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, University of Rochester
March 30, Conversation with Nikole-Hannah Jones, UConn Humanities Institute
April 2, Chair, “The Big 1862: A Two Part OAH Roundtable,” Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Boston, Massachusetts
April 14, “History of Reconstruction” Avon Old Farms School, Avon, Connecticut
April 23, Keynote, “The Slave’s Cause,” Association for the Study of Connecticut History (Via Zoom)
April 28, Author talk with Dorothy Wickenden on The Agitators, Mark Twain House and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford
May 12, “The Abolitionist International,” Colloque international Nantes: Esclavages: Des Traites aux’ emancipations, trente ans de recherches historiques, (Via Zoom) Nante, France
June 1, “The Unfinished Work of Reconstruction: The Long and Ongoing Civil Rights Struggle in the United States,” Pennington Award Ceremony, University of Heidelberg, Germany
June 7, “The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic,” University of Kassel, Germany
June 14, “The Abolitionist International,” University of Wurzburg, Germany
July 7, Keynote, “The Long Transnational Afterlives of American Slavery,” Conference on “Slavery and Dependency: New Perspectives on Heritage and German Global History,” Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, University of Bonn, Germany
July 9-10, ”The Slave’s Cause” Book Talk and Lecture on Abolitionist Origins of Reconstruction, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Summer Seminar for High School Teachers
July 12, ”The Slave’s Cause,” Book Talk, NEH Summer Institute on Abolition, Colgate University, (via Zoom)
July 14-15, ”Abolition and the Constitution,” NEH Summer Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta
July 21, Presidential Plenary on Violence as Politics, Society of Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Conference, New Orleans
September 17, American Political Cultures Forum, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston
October 7, Keynote Conversation, “The Antislavery Moment: Capitalism, Democracy, and Abolition, in the Nineteenth Century Atlantic,” Princeton University
November 29, Roundtable on Jeremi Suri’s Civil War by Other Means, Institute of Historical Studies, University of Texas, Austin (Via Zoom)
December 8, “The Abolitionist Roots of Reconstruction,” National Humanities Center (Via Zoom)

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Draper Poster Final - Fall 2017