To round off the series, a handful of upcoming talks and one reason (among many) why I’m excited for each:
1) Waltham Public Library, Tuesday, November 5th: That’s right, I’ll be spending part of Election Day 2013 speaking in my new hometown, one of the hubs of immigration history in Massachusetts. Can’t beat that with a stick!
2) Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Thursday, November 21st: I’m not sure I can adequately express the power of giving a talk on Martha’s Vineyard, and in a place so fully associated with my grandfather Art Railton to boot. Let’s just say, yowza.
3) Wilfred Laurier University, Thursday, January 29th: The first of a couple international talks in the new year, this one (along with another possible Toronto-area talk or two) will force me to think about how the Canadian Exclusion Act relates to my focal points. Can’t wait!
4) University of Sunderland, Thursday, February 6th: From Canada to the mother country across the pond, where I’ll be participating in a Race in the Americas (RITA) seminar on race and the U.S. Constitution. I promise I won’t become an EnglishStudier, but I might have to do a Britney accent for a while. Consider yourselves warned.
5) Plimoth Plantation, TBA, April 2014: My year of talks will perhaps wrap up (although I’m always open to new opportunities!) with a chance to share my book as part of Plimoth’s Lunch and Learn series. I won’t pretend like I’m from the 1620s—but I will definitely be inspired by the legacies of Bradford, Tisquantum, and more!
Next series starts Monday,
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