Presentations

I am available to give talks on World War I (from a local perspective); histories of play and recreation; “women’s work” and Home Economics; the history of the 19th Amendment. In the past year, I have given talks on Women’s Contributions to the War Effort in Connecticut and a workshop on how to teach the Progressive Era (with a focus on play).

Connecticut State Library Lunchtime Series, “Play, Recreation, & Childhood in the Progressive Era,” May 11, 2017.

University of Connecticut – Dodd Center Invited Talk, “The Great War: A Century Ago, Today,” April 6, 2017.

Bristol, RI Chapter of the D.A.R. Invited Talk, “Bristol 100 Years Ago: Youth, Leadership, and the War,” March 13, 2017.

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Public Program,”Spiritualism in Hopedale, MA,” October 16, 2016.

Boston National Historical Park “Rosies Invade the Yard” Centennial Event, “Race and Rosie,” Charlestown Navy Yard, August 26, 2016.

University of Massachusetts Public History Conference “Making History Work,” “House/Museum: Reflections of a Public Historian,” Amherst, MA, March 5, 2016.

University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Fellow’s Lecture, “Good Will Ambassador with a Cookbook,” Storrs, CT, February 4, 2016.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History Centennial Conference, “Race and Biography: The Good Will Ambassador with a Cookbook,” September 25, 2015.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Conference on Race and the Imposition of Deviance, “‘The Family of Man: Race and Multiculturalism in the History of Home Economics,” Amherst, MA, March 27, 2015.

University of Connecticut William Benton Museum of Art Gallery Talk, “Victory is a Question of Stamina: Connecticut’s Role in the Great War,” Storrs, CT, September 23, 2014.

Association for the Study of Connecticut History Spring Conference, “Virtual Hartford: Interactive Microhistories and the Digital Humanities,” Fairfield, CT, April 5, 2014.

Cornell University Flemmie Kittrell Lecture (invited), Ithaca, NY, March 20, 2014. Cornell University Dean’s Fellowship Annual Lecture, “To Encircle the World: Flemmie Kittrell and the International Politics of Home Economics,” Ithaca, NY, March 20, 2014.

University of Connecticut History Department Brown Bag Series, “Extension: The Wide Reach of US Rural Education Practices,” Storrs, CT, February 19, 2014.

Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH) Fall Conference, “Domesticity and Disability: The Cold War Interventions of Elizabeth May,” Manchester, CT, November 12, 2011.

University of Connecticut Humanities Institute 10th Annual Conference, “The Gendered Medium: Female Propriety and Male Authority in Psychical Research,” Storrs, CT, April 7, 2011.