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Signing at Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe, Madison, Wisconsin, Mar. 15

Leopold's Book Bar Caffe 1301 Regent Street, Madison, WI

I'll be doing an informal Q&A and signing books at Madison, Wisconsin's very own Leopold Books Bar Caffe on March 15 from 6 to 7pm. Come by and chat about native son Frederick Jackson Turner's role in the struggle to create a national story for the fractured, fractious United States -- an epic undertaking brought... Read more »

Speaking on Union, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mar. 16 (private)

College Endowment Association Milwaukee, WI

I'll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and ethno-nationalist visions of the country to the College Endowment Association in Milwaukee. It's a members-only event, but if you're in southern Wisconsin and wanted to connect, give me a shout.... Read more »

Speaking on American Nations, Providence, R.I, April 20

I'll be giving a private talk on American Nations in Providence, Rhode Island this evening. The event is included on the calendar for planning purposes (and in case anyone in Rhode Island has reason to hail me ahead of time.)

Speaking on Union in Newport, R.I., April 21

Salve Regina University Newport, RI

I'll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and ethno-nationalist visions of the country at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where I am a Pell Center Senior Visiting Fellow. The event is free and open to the... Read more »

Speaking on Lobster Coast, Chebeague Island, Maine, May 9

Online

On May 9th I'll be giving a virtual talk on the past, present and future of coastal Maine, topic of my book, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, to the Chebeague Island Historical Society here in Maine. The talk is part of the 2022 Ellsworth Miller Lecture Series and... Read more »

Presenting at Cornell IOP’s State of Democracy summit in NYC, May 24,

Cornell Club of New York City New York, NY

I'll be presenting on the work we'll be doing at Nationhood Lab, the project I'm founding at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, at a "State of Democracy" summit being held I'm New York City May 24 by the Cornell University Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. Headliners include Reps. Adam Schiff... Read more »

POSTPONED: Maine history talk – South Portland, Maine – May 26

South Portland Public Library 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME

UPDATE: Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in Cumberland County, Maine, this event has been postponed. Further details to come.  UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled for Sept. 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm. I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of coastal Maine in South Portland on Thursday, May 26th. This a... Read more »

Speaking on the Caribbean Pirates (virtually), NYC, June 23

Queens Public Library Queens, NY

I'll be speaking about Blackbeard and the great Golden age pirate gang in a virtual presentation hosted by the Queens Public Library in New York's Cambria Heights neighborhood on June 23 at 4pm. The event is free and open to the public worldwide. Details here:  

Speaking on the Lobster Coast, Deer Isle, Maine, June 27

Chase Emerson Memorial Library Deer Isle, ME

I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of Coastal Maine -- a topic I took up in both The Lobster Coast and the "Colony" series for the Portland Press Herald -- at the Chase Emerson Memorial Library in lovely Deer Isle, Maine at 5pm on June 27th.  It's free and open to the... Read more »

Speaking on Lobster Coast, Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Aug. 16 (Private)

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Boothbay Harbor, ME

On August 16th I'll be giving a talk on the past, present and future of coastal Maine, topic of my book, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It's a member's only event, so you'll need to join or pull... Read more »

Speaking on Lobster Coast and the backstory of coastal Maine; Winter Harbor, Maine, Aug. 22 (private)

Schoodic Institute Moore Auditorium; 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, ME

I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of Coastal Maine -- a topic I took up in both The Lobster Coast and the "Colony" series for the Portland Press Herald -- at the annual meeting of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy in Winter Harbor August 22nd. It's an annual event for the organization, but... Read more »

Speaking on Maine’s historical odyssey, South Portland, Maine, Sept. 28

South Portland Public Library 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME

I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of coastal Maine in South Portland on Wednesday, September 28th. This a twice-rescheduled talk originally intended to have been delivered during Maine's Bicentennial summer of 2020 which, of course, became instead Maine's pandemic summer of 2020, and again postponed this spring because of a Covid resurgence.... Read more »