I regularly give public talks on Southern history, Texas history, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, digital humanities, and U.S.-Mexican relations. Contact me if your group is interested in a presentation.
Speaking Schedule: 2018
- October 18: “Doing Digital Editions in the Digital Age,” Annual Meeting of the Western Historical Association.
- July 24: “How Mexico’s Far North Became the American Southwest,” Richardson Public Library.
- June 16: “Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of Texas,” Alamo Tricentennial Lecture Series, San Antonio.
- June 10: “The Transformation of the Texas Borderlands,” San Felipe de Austin Museum.
- May 7: “How Mexico’s Far North Became the American Southwest,” Franklin County Historical Association.
- April 19: “Building the Mansfield Museum: How We Used Simple Digital Tools to Transform Inexperienced Undergraduates into Published Researchers,” Southwestern University, Austin, Texas.
- April 12: “Taking American Slavery into Northern Mexico,” Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians.
- April 14: “New Methods and Partnerships in the Digital Stephen F. Austin Papers,” Annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians.
- April 2: “The Perilous Path of Going Up for Tenure in the Digital Age,” Scholarly Communication Symposium, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- March 1: “The Crisis at Mansfield: How UNT’s Portal to Texas History Is Uncovering Forgotten Stories of the Civil Rights Era in Texas,” Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series at the Petroleum Museum, Midland, Texas.
- February 19: “King Cotton and the Problem of Slavery in Early Texas,” and “Texas, Slavery, and the Road to the Civil War,” presentations made to the Round Rock ISD Professional Development Workshop.
- February 18: “The Problem of Slavery in Texas,” Southwestern University, Austin, Texas.
- February 8: “Slavery in Nineteenth-Century North America,” Humanities Texas teacher workshop, “The Civil War Era,” Corpus Christi, Texas.
- February 2: “Texas, Slavery, and the Road to the Civil War,” Dallas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- January 20: “Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of Texas,” Texas Old Missions and Forts Association, Dallas, Texas.
- January 6: “Experimenting with Sentiment Analysis and User Interfaces on the Digital Stephen F. Austin Papers,” Annual meeting of the American Historical Association.