Upcoming and Select Past Talks


21 March 2024 “Witchcraft and Memory in Early New England” at the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, MA (details here)


25 October 2023 “Invisible Agents: Witchcraft in Congregational Church Records” for the Congregational Library, virtual talk (details here)

23 October 2023 “Slavery and Memory in the Great Marsh” at the History and Cultures of the Great Marsh Conference (details here)

19 October 2023 Witch Trials in Germany and the U.S panel discussion at the University of New Hampshire (details here)

12 August 2023 “Exploring New England’s Hidden Histories” at History Camp Boston (details here)


26 October 2022 “Susanna Martin and the Memorialization of the Salem Witch Trials” at the Amesbury Public Library (details here)

22 October 2022 “Witchcraft in New Hampshire” at the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists Fall Conference (details here)

20 October 2022 “Widowhood, Tavern Culture, and Witchcraft” for Historic New England, virtual talk (details here)

25 June 2022 “Widowhood, Tavern Culture, and Witchcraft” for Historic New England, at Gedney House in Salem (details here)

17 May 2022 “Reparative Research and the Recovering New England’s Voices Project” at the New Hampshire Archives Group Spring Workshop (details here)


November 2020 “Invisible Worlds: Magic, Spirits, and Experience in the Early Enlightenment” History of Science Society, Annual Meeting, (cancelled due to COVID-19) Panel details here:

17 October 2020 “Witch Trials in Public Memory” New England Historical Association Fall 2020 Virtual Conference (details here)

3 July 2020 “Preternature and the Ambiguity of Magical Experience” The Decline of Magic? virtual workshops (details here)

18 April 2020 “Witch Trials in Public Memory” New England Historical Association, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA (cancelled due to COVID-19, program details here)

14 January 2020 “The Real Witches of New Hampshire” at the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton, NH


28 October 2019 “Witches in New Hampshire Throughout History and Today” interviewed on The Exchange on NHPR. Transcript here:


‘“A sensible perception of spirits’: John Beaumont’s Experiences with the Invisible World” Northeast Conference on British Studies, St. Michael’s College, VT


“Preternatural Phenomena in Early New England” New England Historical Association, Springfield College, MA


“‘Strange to Consider’: Interpreting the Preternatural in the Early Modern Atlantic World” Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World, University of Warwick, UK

“Monster or Myth? The Historical World of Richard III” Portsmouth Athenaeum, Portsmouth, NH


“‘Our American World’: Cotton Mather and the Decline of the Preternatural” Colonial Society of Massachusetts Graduate Student Forum, Boston, MA

“John Dee and the New World” Graduate Research Conference, University of New Hampshire


“Magic, Myth, and Minerals: John Dee and the New World” History of Science Society, Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH


“‘My Delicate Firebrand Darlings’: Women and Witch Marks in East Anglia, 1566-1647” New York State Association of European Historians, LeMoyne College, NY