Events & Talks

I will be giving lectures, book talks, and presentations in the coming weeks in the following places:

November 4, 2016 “Bringing the Dead to Life: Slavery, Imagination, Narrative, and the Scholarly Enterprise” panel on Southern Historical Association conference, St. Petersburg, FL
November 13, 2015 “Recovering Family Networks in Early Washington, D.C.,” panel on Making Visible the Family Histories of Early Washington, D. C. Historical Society Conference, Washington, D.C.
September 15, 2015 “The Present and Future of Digital Humanities,” Digital Humanities Day Invited Lecture, University of Oklahoma.
April 2, 2015 “Digital Teaching in the Humanities,” American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Emory University.
April 17, 2015 “Time, Place and Space in the American Civil War,” Digital Humanities Center, University of Georgia.
January 23, 2015 “Digital Humanities Research: Techniques and Demonstrations,” Center for Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado Boulder.
December 9, 2014 “Broadening the Digital Humanities,” Digital Liberal Arts Initiative Invited Lecture, Middlebury College.
October 29, 2013 “The Future of Digital History,” Roy Rosenzweig Center for New Media and History 20th Anniversary Symposium, November 12, 2014, George Mason University.
October 29, 2013 “The Grand Challenge of the Digital Humanities,” Digital Humanities Distinguished Speakers Series, OAH Distinguished Lecture, University of Oklahoma
October 24, 2013 “The Grand Challenge and the Promise of of the Digital Humanities,” Michigan State University, Big Data Conference.
July 25, 2013 “The History Harvest: An Experiment in Democratizing the Past through Experiential Learning,” IADIS e-Learning 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
May 17, 2013 “Revisiting the Dead House at Fort Williams: A Story of Civil War History and Memory,” Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va.
July 1, 2012 “The Pacific Railway Act of 1862: A War Measure,” National Park Service Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE, Laws that Built America Celebration.
June 9, 2012 The Iron Way book talk and the Civil War in Alexandria, Va., Gilder Lehrman Institute for Teachers, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va., and Manassas National Battlefield.
June 5, 2012 The History Harvest Project and the Civil War 150th,” Daughters of the American Revolution, Omaha, Nebraska.
May 18, 2012 “The Iron Way” book talk, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va., 12 noon.
March 29, 2012 “Railroads, Art, and the Making of Modern America,” Sheldon Museum of Art.
February 18, 2012 Railroads and the Making of Modern America,” ProRAIL Nebraska,Milo Ball Student Union, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 9:00 a.m.
November 2, 2011 Book Talk and Signing, University of Nebraska Bookstore, Lincoln, Nebraska.
October 19, 2011 OAH Distinguished Lecture, Railroads, the Civil War, and Modern America, Miami University, Ohio.
October 14, 2011 Innovations in Digital Research: Challenges and Opportunities, Nebraska Digital Workshop, Lincoln, Nebraska.
September 23, 2011 C-SPAN “The Contenders” series live, on William Jennings Bryan and the 1896 Campaign.
June 26-27, 2011 Teaching American History, Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, Cripple Creek, CO
June 8-9, 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities, Digging into Data Competition, Presentations, Washington, D.C.
April 13, 2011 “Railroads, the Making of Modern America, and the Shaping of the Great Plains,” Olson Seminar, Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE
March 17, 2011 “African American Mobility after Emancipation,” Organization of American Historians conference panel, Houston, TX
February 26, 2011 “Railroads and the Making of Modern America,” Railroad History Society, Great Plains Chapter, Grand Island, NE
February 16, 2011 “The Civil War as a Modern War,” Des Moines Civil War Roundtable, Des Moines, IO, 6:00 p.m. at the Machine Shed Restaurant

I am also in Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer Program, which offers speaking fees and honoraria to support the OAH. I am pleased to be a part of this great program and encourage anyone interested to contact the OAH for a booking.

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