Talks

Upcoming and Select Past Talks

2020

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: https://hssmeeting.org/program/science-superstition-and-the-rationalization-of-magic-in-eighteenth-century-europe-and-north-america/

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

2019

28 October 2019 “Witches in New Hampshire Throughout History and Today” interviewed on The Exchange on NHPR. Transcript here: https://www.nhpr.org/post/witches-new-hampshire-through-history-and-today

2016

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

2014

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

2013

“‘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

2012

“‘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

2011

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

2008

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