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 Union in Portland, Maine, Oct. 19

University of New England - Innovation Hall Portland, ME

I'll be delivering the keynote address at the Maine Conservation Alliance and Maine Consideration Voters' annual Evening for the Environment on Oct. 19 at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. The topics are the issues raised in my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood with... Read more »

Speaking on saving our democracy, Freeport, Maine, Oct. 20

Meeting House Arts 40 Main Street, Freeport, ME

I am pleased to be joining the fall line up of speakers at Freeport Speech, the speaker series held at the Meeting House Arts in downtown Freeport, Maine. I'll be speaking on How to Save U.S. Democracy, a topic I've been working on at the Pell Center informed by my recent books American Nations, American... Read more »

Speaking on American Nations, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 25 (Private)

National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Illinois Chicago, IL

I'll be speaking about U.S. regionalism and American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America at the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Illinois' annual meeting in Chicago on October 25. It's a members-only event, but if you're in Chicago and wanting to connect, give me a... Read more »

Filming segment on pirates: Los Angeles, California, Oct. 26 (private)

Another undisclosed location Los Angeles, CA

I’ll be in Los Angeles to record a television interview segment relating to a figure from the Golden Age of Piracy I researched for my history, The Republic of Pirates. This is not for the same show as the London shoot but is equally hush-hush for now. Details when it's ready to air and the authorities give... Read more »

Speaking at the State of the Unions conference; Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 16

Foundation for European Progressive Studies Brussels

I'll be joining a panel of U.S. and European experts discussing the implications of the U.S. midterm elections on international relations and Transatlantic diplomacy in Brussels, Belgium on November 16. The event, co-hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Brussels-based think tank the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, is part... Read more »

Speaking on the American condition, past at present, at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. (Private)

Embassy of the Republic of France to the United States Washington, DC

I'll be joining France's Ambassador to the U.S., Phillipe Etienne, to speak about the backstory to the present American condition and other relevant political and historical phenomena at the Embassy of France's annual meeting of Consul-Generals and Honorary Consuls January 13 in Washington, D.C. The presentation -- informed by my work at the Pell Center... Read more »