Saunders Director, Robert H.Smith International Center for Jefferson Studiesaoshaughnessy@monticello.org
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Field & Specialties
Eighteenth Century Atlantic World
1988: Oriel College, Oxford University. Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.)
1987: Oriel College, Oxford University. Modern History M.A.
1982 Oriel College, Oxford University. Modern History B.A.
1979: Columbia University, New York (School of General Studies).
2003 Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello.
- Fellowship program and seminars.
- International and domestic conferences.
- The Jefferson Library
- Adult Enrichment Programs (outreach).
- Archaeology department
- Research department
- Documentary editing department of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Retirement Series (published by Princeton University Press).
Professor of American History, University of Virginia.
2002 Professor of American History, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
1998-03: Chair of the Department of History, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
1997 Associate Professor of American History, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (tenured).
1990-97: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of American History, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
1989-90: Visiting Assistant Professor of American History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
1988-89: Master, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire.
1988: Teacher, The Forest School, London.
1987-90: Tutor for Davidson College (North Carolina), Summer Program in Eighteenth Century Studies, Wolfson College, Cambridge University.
1986-87: Lecturer, Lincoln College, Oxford University.
1982-87: Tutorials given for St Edmund Hall, St John's, Oriel, Queen's, Lincoln, and Somerville Colleges (Oxford University).
2008 Elected member of the American Antiquarian Society.
2007 Elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society
2003 Rosebush Professorship, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
1998 AAL Endowed Professorship, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
1996- Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
2016-17: Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King’s College, London University in association with the Georgian Papers Programme at Royal Archives in Windsor Castle, November and February.
2001-02: Barra Senior Research Fellowship at The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Full Year Sabbatical Leave.
1996: Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellowship, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Summer).
Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (summer).
1995: Copeland Colloquium Fellowship, Amherst College, Massachusetts (Spring Semester).
1993-94: University of Wisconsin System Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Honorary Member of the Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
1986-87: Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts.
1998: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development, Individually Planned Program (two course release for Spring Semester).
1995: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development Grant (July and August) for primary research in Britain.
1993: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development Grant (August) for primary research in Britain.
1992: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development Grant (June and July) for primary research in Britain.
1991: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development Grant (June and July) for primary research in Boston and Philadelphia.
1985: British Academy Travel Scholarship (awarded for primary research in the Leeward Islands).
Scholarships and Merit Awards
1985-86: Oxford University Alfred Beit Senior Research Scholarship in Commonwealth History.
1983: Oriel College Bishop Fraser Scholarship.
1982-85: Major State Studentship (British Academy).
1982: Oxford University Robert Herbert Memorial Essay Prize: "A Planter Family and the Decline of the West Indian Sugar Industry: The Payne Estates of St. Kitts and Nevis."
1979-82: Exhibition, Oriel College, Oxford University.
Teaching and Professional Development
2016: “Beyond The Federalist: The Debate over the Constitution Considered in Historical Depth,” Liberty Fund Seminar, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac,1, Rue Des Carrieres, Quebec City, QC, July 31 - August 7, 2016.
2015: Liberty Fund Colloquium: “The Stamp Act Crisis and the Debate Over Liberty and Imperial Authority 1764-1766,” directed by Jack P. Greene, Emeritus Professor the Johns Hopkins University, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 26-29.
2012: Liberty Fund Colloquium: “Safeguarding British Liberty: The British Debate over Colonial Resistance (1764-1776),” directed by Jack Greene, Emeritus Professor the Johns Hopkins University, Indianapolis, IN, June 14th-17th.
2004: 33rd Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
2003: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Development Team Teaching Award to teach Honors Final Seminar with Dr. Jeanie Grant Moore in the Department of English.
2001: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Vander Putten International Fund to sponsor trip to Barbados to set up study program at Codrington College, University of the West Indies.
2000: Liberty Fund Colloquium "Liberty and the Rights of Englishmen in Eighteenth Century-Jamaica," directed by Jack Greene, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, the Johns Hopkins University, sponsored by the Liberty Fund Inc., at The John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, May 4-7.
1998: Liberty Fund Colloquium: "Liberty and the Cultivation of the Rights of Englishmen in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Barbados and the Leeward Islands," directed by Jack Greene, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, the Johns Hopkins University, sponsored by the Liberty Fund Inc., at Charleston, South Carolina, December 10-13.
1997: International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1800: "Ideas of Empire, Imperial Politics, and Governance of Colonies. The European Powers in America, 1500-1800," directed by Bernard Bailyn at Harvard University, August 17th to August 28th.
1997: Faculty/Undergraduate Collaborative Research Grant, to work with Aaron Palmer (currently at graduate student at Georgetown).
1993: National Endowment For the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers: "Social and Economic History of the Plantation Complex 1450 to 1890" directed by Philip D. Curtin, Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University, June 6 to July 30.
1991: ROTC Military History Fellowship at the United States Military Academy, West Point (Summer).
2010. “Chester E. May Teacher of the Year Award for 2009,” awarded by the Virginia Society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
2009: “The Teacher of the Year Award,” Thomas Jefferson Chapter (Charlottesville) of The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, May 6.
1998: Inspirational Faculty Member Award from the Order of Omega and the Greek Community of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, First All Greek Awards Banquet, April 24.
1996: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Distinguished Professor Award for Outstanding Teaching.
“The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind,” Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University (University of Virginia Press, forthcoming).
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the Revolutionary War and the Fate of Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013).
- New-York Historical Society Annual American History Book Prize 2014.
- George Washington Book Prize 2014.
- The Society for Military History 2015 Distinguished Book Award in U.S History The Society for Military History
- The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2015 Excellence in American History Book Award (DAR).
- 2014 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.
- 2014 Cincinnati History Prize (sponsored by the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey).
- 2013 Great Midwest Book Festival in the Regional Literature category, given by JM Northern Media LLC
- The American Revolution Round Table of Richmond 2014 Book Award
- The New York Round Table of the American Revolution 2013 Book of the Year.
- Received an Honorable Mention for the 2013 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE), in the U.S. History category.
- Finalist for the 2013 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History.
- Shortlist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
- Nominated in nonfiction category for the 17th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Winner of the New-York Historical Society's annual American history book prize.
- Voted best book of 2013 by the New York Roundtable of the American Revolution.
- Listed #1 in “Five Best: Personal Choice” by William Roger Louis “On the Ends of Empire,” The Wall Street Journal, Saturday/Sunday, June 20-21, 2015, C10 (http://www.wsj.com/articles/wm-roger-louis-1434742628),
- Translated into Chinese.
- BBC History Magazine book of the month.
UK edition. The Men Who Lost America: British Command During the Revolution War and the Preservation of the Empire (London: Oneworld, 2013).
An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean, (University Press of Pennsylvania, Spring 2000). A main alternate designate selection of the History Book Club and “book of the month” in the BBC History Magazine (vol. 2, no. 6, June 2001, p.54). Third Printing (2004).
The Old World, New World: America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson, co-edited with Leonard J. Sadosky, Peter Onuf and Peter Nicolaisen (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010).
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of Empire. Narrated by Gildart Jackson. Tantor Audio (2013).
“British Imperial Policy on the Eve of the American Revolution,” in Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford, eds. Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“A comparison of the responses of the Loyal British colonies to the American Revolution,” in Ireland, America and Empire in the Age of Jefferson, ed. Frank Cogliano and Patrick Griffin (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. forthcoming).
“The Men Who Lost America,” Resplendent Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain, ed. Wm. Roger Louis (London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2016), pp. 177-189.
“The Top Ten British Losers,” Journal of the American Revolution ed. Todd Andrlik, Don N. Hagist, Hugh T. Harrington and J.L. Bell (Yardley, Pennsylvania: Westholme, 2015), pp. 361-371.
“‘To Gain the Hearts and Subdue the Minds of America’ : General Sir Henry Clinton and the Conduct of the British War in America,”, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 158 no. 2 (September, 2014), pp. 199-208.
“The Arming Of Slaves During the American Revolution,” co-authored with Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University, The Arming of Slaves: Classical Times to the Modern Age, eds. Christopher Brown and Philip Morgan (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), 180-208.
“‘If others will not be active, I must drive:’ George III and the American Revolution,” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2, no.1 (Spring, 2004), 1-47.
“Was George III partly to blame for the American Revolution?” History in Dispute Series: The American Revolution, ed. Keith Krawczynksi (Columbia, SC: Gale Research Inc., 2003).
“Was the British Caribbean sympathetic to the American Revolution?” History in Dispute Series: The American Revolution, ed. Keith Krawczynksi (Columbia, SC: Gale Research Inc., 2003).
“The Other Road to Yorktown: The St. Eustatius Affair and the American Revolution,” Maryland Historical Magazine 97, 1 (Spring, 2002), 33-61.
"Eric Williams as Economic Historian," Capitalism & Slavery Fifty Years Later. Eric Eustace Williams – A Reassessment of the Man and His Work, eds. Heather Cateau and S.H.H. Carrington (New York: Peter Lang, 2000), 99-118.
"The Formation of a Commercial Lobby: the West India Interest, British Colonial Policy and the American Revolution," The Historical Journal 40, no.1 (1997), 71-95.
"The West India Interest and the Crisis of American Independence,” West Indies Accounts: Essays on the British Caribbean and the Atlantic Economy in Honour of Richard Sheridan, ed. Roderick A. McDonald (Kingston: Jamaica, The Press Universities of West Indies, 1996), 126-149.
"Redcoats and Slaves in the British Caribbean," Parts Beyond the Seas: The Lesser Antilles in the Age of European Expansion, eds. Stanley Engerman and Robert Paquette, (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1996), 105-127.
"The Stamp Act Crisis in the British Caribbean," William and Mary Quarterly 3rd ser., vol. LII (April 1994), 203-225.
"James Anthony Froude. Nineteenth Century Historian," History Review, 17 (December 1993).
"Absentee Control of Sugar Plantations in the British West Indies," co-authored with Christopher Cowton of Templeton College, Oxford University, Accounting and Business Research, 85 (1991), 33-47.
Prefaces and Introductions
Introduction to Part II: Economies, The Eighteenth Centuries: An Interdisciplinary Investigation, eds. David T. Gies and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia Press, 2018).
Preface for Hugh Fairfax, Fairfax of Virginia. The Forgotten Story of America's Only Peerage, 1690 – 1960 (Privately Published by the Fairfax Family, London,
Preface to the Italian edition of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia transl. by Pierangelo Castagneto (forthcoming 2014).
Foreword, Light and Liberty. Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge, ed. Robert M.S. McDonald (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012).
Preface for Shaping the Body Politic. Art and Political Formation in Early America, ed. Maurie D. McInnis and Louis P. Nelson (University of Virginia Press, 2011).
Foreword, Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early America, ed., Peter S. Onuf and Nicholas P. Cole (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011), pp. ix-x.
“Afterword,” Seeing Jefferson Anew: In His Times and Ours, ed. John B. Boles and Randal L. Hall (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 2010), pp. 195-200.
Preface in Religion, State, and Society. Jefferson’s Wall of Separation in Comparative Perspective, ed. by Robert Fatton, Jr. and R.K. Ramzani (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), vii-x.
“British West Indies,” “West Indies,” and “Jamaica,” The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History, ed. Gregory Fremont-Barnes and Richard Alan Ryerson, 5 volumes (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2006).
“St. Lucia,” “Nicaragua,” “St. Kitts,” “St. Lucia,” “The Bahamas,” and “The West Indies/Caribbean” in the American Revolution,” Encyclopedia of the American Revolution by Mark Mayo Boatner, Harold E. Selesky (Editor), 2 volumes (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Thomson-Gale, 2006).
“The Caribbean,” Landmarks of the American Revolution by Mark Mayo Boatner, (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Thomson-Gale, 2006).
“Rex Nettelford,” and “The Declaration of Independence,” Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas, ed. Colin Palmer (Macmillan Reference Books: 2006).
“The Sugar Act,” Encyclopedia of the New American Nation ed. Paul Finkelman (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Thomson-Gale, 2005).
“Quartering Act,” “Stamp Act,” “Declaratory Act” and the “Townshend Duties,” Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History: A Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia, ed. William Kauffman (Santa Barbara, C.A: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2005).
"Charles Bosanquet (1769-1850)," "Christopher Codrington (fl.1660-1698),” "Samuel Long (1638-1683)," “Thomas Atwood” (d.1793) and "Sir Ralph Payne, Lord Lavington (1738-1807)," New Dictionary of National Biography, ed. H.C.G. Mathew (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
"Mayflower" and "Sam Adams," Oxford Companion to United States History, ed. Paul S. Boyer (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
"Empire and Imperialism," "Africa," "Taxes and Tariffs," "West Indies," and "West India Interest," Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837: An Encyclopedia, ed. Gerald Newman (New York: Garland Press, 1997).
David Smith, William Howe and the American War for Independence (New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2015), Historian (forthcoming).
Andrew D. M. Beaumont, Colonial America & the Earl of Halifax 1748-1761 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), The English Historical Review (forthcoming).
“How the West Was Lost.” Nick Bunker, An Empire on The Edge (London: The Bodley Head, 2015), Literary Review, April 2015, Issue 430, p. 20
“A Deluded and Infatuated People,” James J. Barnes and Patience P. Barnes, eds., The American Revolution through British Eyes: A Documentary Collection, Reviews in American History, 43 no. 1 (March 2015), pp. 41- 47.
“For Want of a King,” Eric Nelson, The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014), The Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2014.
Jack Greene, Evaluating Empire and Confronting Colonialism in Eighteenth Century Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013), Journal of American History (June 2014), 101 (1), pp. 221-23. .
“Military Genius? The Generalship of George Washington,” Stephen Brumwell, George Washington. Gentleman Warrior. (New York: Quercus, 2013). xiv 506p. Maps, notes, bibliography, and index. Reviews in American History, 42 no. 3 (September 2014), pp. 405-11.
Kariann Akemi Yokota. Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation. New York: Oxford University Press. 2011. Pp. xii, 354. $34.95. The American Historical Review (2013) 118 (1): 178-179.
Contrary Voices: Representations of West Indian Slavery, 1657-1834, ed. Karina Williamson (Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2008), Lady Margaret Hall. The Brown Book (Lady Margaret Hall Association, University of Oxford, April 2010), 112-114.
“Celebrating the Founders,” a review essay of Bernard Bailyn, To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003 and John Ferling, A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series, LXI, no. 3 (July 2004), 573-577.
Selywn Carrington, The Sugar Industry and Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1775-1810. University Press of Florida, 2002. Slavery and Abolition 25:1 (April, 2004).
David J. Siemers, Ratifying the Republic: Antifederalists and Federalists in Constitutional Time. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002. Wisconsin Political Scientist, IX, no. 1 (Spring, 2003), 18-19.
Harlow Giles Unger, John Hancock. Merchant King and American Patriot, New York: Wiley, 2000. The Historian, 64 no. 3/4 (2002), 783-785.
Eliga H. Gould, The Persistence of Empire, Chapel Hill: 2000. The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, muse.jhu.edu/journals/cch (volume 2, Issue 3, 2001).
Robin F.A. Fabel, Colonial Challenges: Britons, Native Americans, and Caribs, 1759-1775, University of Florida Press, 2000. H-Net Book Review, H-Albion@h-net.msu.edu (Friday, May 4, 2001).
“The Fate of Yankee Doodle.” John Resch, Suffering Soldiers, Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment and Political Culture in Early America, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. Reviews in American History, 29, no. 1 (March, 2001), 35-40.
Richard Buel Jr., In Irons. Britain's Naval Supremacy and the American Revolutionary Economy, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. Left History, 6, no. 2, (Fall, 1999), 153-154.
Donald Harman Akenson, If The Irish Ran The World. Montserrat, 1630-1730, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997. The International History Review, XX no.4 (December, 1998), 968-970.
Karen Kupperman, Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 69 no. 3&4 (1995), 340-342.
Philip Curtin, The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1990. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 22 (Summer, 1991), 133-134.
Robert Beddard ed., The Revolutions of 1688, Oxford University Press, 1991. Oriel College Record (1991), 87-88.
C.A. Bayly, Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World 1780-1830, Longmans, London 1989. History Sixth, 5 (October, 1989), 55-57.
A.L. Rowse, Froude the Historian. Victorian Man of Letters, Gloucester, Alan Sutton, 1987. Oriel College Record (1988), 39.
“The General Who Lost America? General Sir Henry Clinton claimed he was a scapegoat,” Military History, (September 2013), pp. 66-72.
The First Salute. St. Eustatius and the British defeat at Yorktown,” Colonial Williamsburg Magazine (Fall, 2010).
“Transatlantic Revolutionaries: Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine,” Reform Review. 104 Pall Mall, no. 19 (Summer 2010), pp. 11, 13.
“The Loyal Colonies: The British Caribbean and the American Revolution,” Colonial Williamsburg Magazine (Spring 2010), 56-61.
“Staying the Course. George III and the Revolutionary War,” Colonial Williamsburg Magazine, Winter 2008.
“International Center for Jefferson Studies,” Uncommon Sense. A Newsletter Published by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, 118 (Spring, 2004), 12-18.
“L’Hermione Historical Conference at Mount Vernon,” blog entry for http://www.hermione2015.com/
“Top Ten British Losers,” http://allthingsliberty.com/2014/03/top-10-british-losers/
www.symposium-magazine.com. There are numerous blog reviews of the book.
Q&A on Reddit AMA on Tuesday, September 9, 12pm – 6.00pm, 2013 (http://www.reddit.com/r/history/comments/1m1g30/the_men_who_lost_america/)
The Changing Face of War, Commentary on article by Stephen Conway on the American War of Independence (1775-83), Wiley-Blackwell Online Conference, http://wileyblackwellexchanges.com, November 19. 2011.
“Roundtable Conclusion” with Frank Cogliano and Patrick Griffin, Revolutionizing The Age of Revolutions, University of Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, December 17-19, 2017.
“The Georgian Papers and the American Revolution,” Fellows Symposium, Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, September 4, 2017.
“A comparison of the Responses of British Colonies to the American Revolution,” in Ireland, America and Empire in the Age of Jefferson sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland May 11, 2017.
“The British Empire and the Origins of the American Revolution,” Atlantic History Seminar, Georgetown University, October 9, 2015 and the Early American Studies Seminar, University of Virginia, December 8, 2015.
“Tom Paine’s War: Rhetoric and Persuasion in the American Revolution,” Conference of the European Early American Studies Association (EEASA), Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, December 11, 2014.
“Lord George Germain and the British Conduct of the American War of Independence,” The Society for Military History, 79th Annual Conference, Arlington Virginia, May 11, 2012.
“The Men Who Lost America: British Politicians and Generals,” America’s History LLC, A Conference on the American Revolution, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, March 24, 2012.
“British Leadership and the American Revolutionary War,” Richard S. Dunn Symposium, Autumn General Meeting of the American Philosophical Society, November 17, 2011.
“British Leadership during the Revolutionary War: Sir Henry Clinton as Commander-in-Chief in America,” Society for Military History Annual Conference, Lisle Illinois, June 10, 2011 (Presented in absentia).
“Lord North and Conciliation with America,” University of Virginia Early American Studies Seminar, December 6th, 2007.
“Lord North,” McNeal Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, series of visiting guest speakers arranged by Professor Michael Zuckerman, March 28th, 2007.
British initiatives in Spanish America during the American Revolution.” Current Debates and Fresh Directions in British Imperial History: An Historical Workshop in honor of Peter J. Marshall, King’s College, London University, June 26th, 2003.
“Arming Slaves in the American Revolution,” Organization of American Historians, Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4th, 2003.
“ ‘If others will not be active, I must drive:’ George III and the American Revolution,” The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, The David Library of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania, September 6th, 2002.
“The Irish in the Caribbean, 1624-1776,” Conference of Irish Exile and Resettlement, 1600-1800, sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, in association with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and the Charles Carroll House of Annapolis, Annapolis, Maryland, October 21, 2001.
“Rethinking the American Revolution in an Atlantic World: The British Caribbean Perspective,” The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, July 14, 2001.
"The Other Road to Yorktown: The St. Eustatius Affair, Illicit Trade in the British Caribbean and the American Revolutionary War,” The Historical Society, Boston University, May 28, 1999; Social Science History Association, Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas, November 13, 1999, The Library Company of Philadelphia, May 17, 2000.
"The British Caribbean and the American Revolution: The Colonies that Did Not Revolt," Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 5-7, 1998.
"A Prosopographical Study of the Legislatures of the British Caribbean and South Carolina 1763-1783," Twenty-Second Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Washington D.C., October 16, 1997; Eighteenth Century Modern History Seminar, Oxford University, May 18, 1999.
"Winning the Initiative: The Assemblies of the British Caribbean before 1776," International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University, August 17, 1997; The Atlantic World Seminar in Modern History, Oxford University, May 11, 1999.
"English Corners of a Foreign Land: The British in the Caribbean before the American Revolution," History Workshop Seminar, University of Minnesota, May 9th, 1997; University of Wisconsin-Madison Early American History Group, September 26, 1997; The North American Conference on British Studies, Annual Meeting, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, October 31, 1997; Imperial History Research Seminar, The Institute of Historical Research, London University, February 28th, 2000.
“Eric Williams as Economic Historian,” Conference on Capitalism and Slavery Fifty Years Later: Eric Williams and the Post-Colonial Caribbean, sponsored by the University of the West Indies; the W.E. DuBois Institute for Afro American Research (Harvard University); the Collegium for African American Research (Europe), and the Department of African Studies, Cornell University at the St. Augustine Campus, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, September 26, 1996.
"Anglo-Caribbean Radicalism in 1760s," Institute of Early American History and Culture, First Annual Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June 2-4, 1995.
"The Black Military Presence in the American Revolution: A British Caribbean Perspective," Seminar of the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 25, 1995.
"The Formation of a Commercial Lobby: the West India Interest, British Colonial Policy and the American Revolution," Mid-West Conference of British Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 29, 1994.
"The Influence of Slaves and Maroons on Planter Politics in the British Caribbean on the eve of the American Revolution," 48th International Congress of Americanists, Stockholm, Sweden, July, 1994.
"The West India Interest and the American Revolution," University of Wisconsin-Madison Early American History Group, February 25, 1994.
"Slavery and Freedom in the British Caribbean: the Morgan Paradox Upturned," the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, October 23, 1992.
"West Indian Sons of Liberty," 24th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians, March 31, 1992, Nassau, Bahamas.
"John Stanley and the American Revolutionary War in the British Caribbean," 25th Duquesne University History Forum, October 25, 1991, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Commentator and Moderator
Chair, “Jefferson’s Contributions to Religious Freedom in Early America,” Thomas Jefferson’s Legacy and Religious Freedom, presented by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, October 11, 2017.
Chair, “Empires and Margins,” 6th Annual Conference of the European Early American Studies Association, Université Paris Diderot, Halle aux farines, December 8, 2016.
Commentator, Keynote address by Christopher Curtis “Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson: George Bancroft and the Nostalgia of American History,” St. George Tucker Society, Ashville, North Carolina, July 29, 2016.
Chair, “Informing the Early Republic: Print, Publicity, and Politics in the Revolutionary Atlantic World,” SHEAR, New Haven, July 22, 2017.
Chair, Alan Taylor and Gary Gallagher, “War and Slavery from the Age of Jefferson to the Civil War,” Evening Conversation, Monticello, May 24, 2016.
Chair, “The Body Politic and the Bodily Self,” SHEAR (Society of the History of the Early Republic), July 17-20, 2014, Philadelphia.
Chair, America’s Other Soldiers” African Americans, Children, and Women in the War of Independence, 20th Annual Omohundro Institute Conference of Early American Studies, 13 June, 2014. Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Panel Discussion, “Americans in the South Pacific,” Enlightened Powers. American, French and British Interactions in Botany Bay, 1788-1800,” Interdisciplinary Symposium, German Society for Australian Studies (GASt), Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg, September 27, 2014.
Commentator, “Interactions Between American Merchants and the British Empire in the Atlantic Colonies, 1780-1830,” Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society of the History of the Early Republic (2013), July 20, 2013.
Chair, “Jamaica and the Wider World: Trade, Gender, and the Law,” Institute for Early America History, Nineteenth Annual Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, June 15, 2013.
Chair, “Global Perspectives,” The American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First century, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Philadelphia, May 31, 2013.
Chair, “The Ancient Past in Personal and National Constructions,” European Early American Studies Association biannual conference at the University of Paris-Diderot, December11, 2010.
Chair, “Explorations in Intellectual History,” The Historical Society Annual Conference, George Washington University, Washington DC June 5th, 2010.
Commentator, Conceptions of Empire in British America, 1643-1783, Annual Meeting of the Organization of American History, March 29, 2008.
Chair of panel session “Reconsidering the Origins of the American Revolution,” 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington D.C. January 5, 2008.
Chair of panel session “The People, The Mob, or a Few Persons in Power: Reinterpreting the Meaning of the American Revolution,” Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, 29th Annual Meeting, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 20, 2007.
Chair, panel session “Empire and Nation, Federalism and Sovereignty,” Legacies of Founding: The heritage of early American democracy in contemporary times; Central European University Speaker Series, Budapest, Hungary, March 5, 2007.
Chair of the Jefferson panel at the “Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson: The Dilemma of Democracy and Race, Fourth Biennial Woodrow Wilson National Symposium, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation, the Jessie Ball Dupont Fund and the family of Dr. Frank Pancake, The Woodrow Wilson Library, Staunton Virginia, September 15th, 2006.
Chair of panel session “Rethinking Jefferson’s Politics, 1800-1815,” SHEAR (Society of Historians of the Early American Republic), University of Montreal, Canada, Annual Meeting, July 22nd, 2006.
Discussant “Thomas Jefferson for Today Conference,” Panel on Human Rights, TCU, Fort Worth, TX, April 21st, 2006.
Chair of panel session at Oxford/UVA Conference, Lincoln College, Oxford University, March 5th, 2006.
“Needs and Opportunities for the Study of the British West Indies to 1834,” cosponsored by the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, and the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, William and Mary College, June 13-14th, 2003.
”Ratifying the Republic,” commentary on David J. Siemers, Ratifying the Republic. Antifederalists and Federalists in Constitutional Time (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002), Wisconsin Political Science Association. Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, October 11, 2002.
Moderator and discussant, Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, sponsored by the Office of the State Historian and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, September 17th, 2002.
Commentator and chair for session entitled “Race, Class and Social Structure,” The Structure of Colonial Societies 1500-1825, The International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University August 5-15, 2002.
Commentator for session entitled the “Military Uses of Slaves in New World Revolutions,” The Arming of Slaves from the Classical Era to the American Civil War, An International Conference, The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, November 16-18, 2000.
Commentator for session entitled "Stepping out from the shadow of Lord Sheffield: Countering the Economic Problems posed by the Independence of the United States," Fifth Annual Conference of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, June 12, 1999.
Chair for session entitled "Slave Traders and the Slave Trades," Social Science History Association, Chicago, November 21, 1998.
Moderator and discussant, Ian K. Steele, Betrayals, Fort William Henry and the "Massacre" (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), in series entitled "Looking for the Middle Ground: Indians and Europeans in Colonial North America," Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, sponsored by the Office of the State Historian and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, February 24, 1998.
Moderator and discussant, Michael Kammen, Spheres of Liberty. Changing Perceptions of Liberty in American Culture (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986), Waupaca Public Library, Wisconsin, sponsored by the Madison State Historical Society Bill of Rights Bicentenary Series, September 28, 1993.
Moderator. Mid-West Local History Society, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, November, 1993.
Commentator for a session entitled "War and Imperial Rivalry," Hamilton College, New York, Conference on the Lesser Antilles in the Age of European Expansion, sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities, October 9-11, 1992.
Special Guest Lectures (since 2013):
“The Papers of George III and the American Revolution,” The Georgian Papers Programme: A Symposium, The Library of Congress, sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center, Friday December 1, 2017.
“The British Empire and the Origins of the American Revolution,” The John Rule Lecture, Southampton Center for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of Southampton, February 23, 2017.
Faculty Lead with Emeritus Professor Jim Clawson for the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia)/Capital One Leadership Program, May 24; June 28; October 10 and November 14, 2017.
The British Empire and the Origins of the American Revolution,” George Rogers Clark Lecture, The Order of the Cincinnati, The Anderson House, Washington DC, October 28, 2016.
“The British Perspective of the American Revolution,” George Washington Teacher Institute, Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief, Mount Vernon, July 7, 2016.
“The British Empire and the Outbreak of the American Revolution,” Sir John Elliot Lecture, The Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, May 26, 2015.
The American Revolution and the Caribbean, The Hidden Caribbean: Exploring the Yachtsman’s Grounds of the Virgin Islands, Yorktown, Travel Dynamics International, January 10-17, 2014.
“Thomas Jefferson’s relevance for contemporary America” with Peter Onuf, Executive Committee Meeting of the Brookings Institute, April 8, 2014.
George Washington Teacher Institute, Mount Vernon, June 24 and July 29, 2014.
“Jefferson’s Legacy,” Brown Advisory, National Sporting Library and Museum, Middelburg, VA, November 10, 2014.
“The End of British America,” taught with Jeremy Black. A Lifetime Learning Program, University of Virginia held at Trinity College, Oxford University, August 9-15, 2013.
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, April 25, 2012.
Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society Program, Charlottesville, October 31, 2011.
The Society of Cincinnati (Virginia Chapter) Annual Lecture at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Grace Street Theater, Richmond, October 26, 2011.
Summer Seminar Series, The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, June 16, 2011.
The Society of Cincinnati Annual Lecture at Hampden-Sydney College, March 25-26, 2011.
International Board Meeting of Ogilvy and Mather, Jefferson Library, January 19, 2011.
“George Washington and Thomas Jefferson: Contrasting Visions of the New Republic,” George Washington Teachers’ Institute, High School Teachers, Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, July 23, 2010.
America on the World Stage: A Global Perspective to U.S. History, Seminar for teachers in Virginia, University of Virginia Center for Digital History in association with the US Department of Education A Teaching American History Grant, March 22, 2010.
“The American Founders and their World,” Continuing Studies’ course with Jack Rakove and Edie Gelles, Stanford University, May 5, 2009.
“Jefferson and Monticello,” A Special Lecture Series at the University of Virginia by the Scholars at Monticello, University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
“The Declaration of Independence: A Global View,” Gilder Lehrman Seminar, directed by David Armitage of Harvard University, August 2nd, 2007; August 6th, 2008; August 5, 2009; June 30, 2010; July 7, 2011.
“The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson,” Gilder Lehrman Seminar, directed by Doug Wilson, University of Virginia, July 21, 2008.
Annual Monticello-Stratford Hall Summer Seminar for Teachers, Leadership and Life in Revolutionary America, sponsored by the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association Inc., Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. and the University of Virginia (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).
November 5th, 2005: “Cornwallis: Washington’s Admirable Adversary,” The George Washington Symposium (Washington and His Generals. The Personalities that Determined the Outcome of the Revolutionary War), Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, November 5th, 2005.
October 18th, 2005: “An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean” The Atlantic World in the Age of Revolutions, A Symposium, Großer Fesaal, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria.
History of Virginia to 1865 Class HIUS 328, University of Virginia, October 4th, 2005.
“The End of British America,” a series of four lectures, Oxford Discovery Program on Queen Mary II, on voyage from Southampton to New York, University of Oxford Department of Continuing Education, May 22-28, 2005.
Faculty member and lecturer for “The Unpleasantness in the Colonies: The American Revolution,” The 2004 University of Virginia/Monticello American Revolution Seminar, Woodlands Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 22-26, 2004.
Community Talks (since 2013):
“The Illimitable freedom of the human mind” Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University, South Carolina Historical Society, Army and Navy Club, Washington D.C., November 29, 2017.
“The Illimitable freedom of the human mind” Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Science Conference, Rotunda, University of Virginia, October 19, 2017.
All Angles: Jefferson’s Legacy at the University of Virginia, Bicentennial Jefferson Legacy Event, Student Bicentennial Committee, Student Council and Black Student Alliance Forum, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, October 18, 2017 (https://www.facebook.com/uvastudco/videos/10155811755444715/).
“British v. American Perspectives: 1763-1775” with William Fowler, George Washington Teacher Institute, Mount Vernon, June 14, 2017.
“Thomas Jefferson and the Founding of the University of Virginia,” 35th-60th UVA Alumni Reunion Class, Woodland Pavilion, Monticello, June 1, 2017.
“Thomas Jefferson and Monticello,” Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, January 29, 2017.
“The Illimitable freedom of the human mind” Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University, UVA Bicentennial Joint Training for Monticello, Highland and Montpelier staff, University of Virginia, January 11, 2017.
“Why the Study of Jefferson Still Remains Necessary,” Summer Jefferson Symposium, University of Virginia Lifetime Learning, Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, June 23, 2016.
“Luncheon Conversation on the American Revolution” with Gordon Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus, Brown University, moderated by David M. Rubenstein, co-founder The Carlyle Group, “Versailles and the American Revolution,” Symposium at the French Embassy, Washington D.C., June 15, 2016.
“The Declaration of Independence,” Monticello Cabinet, Montalto, May 7, 2016.
“The Legacy of Thomas Jefferson,” World Affairs Council, Dallas, April 21, 2016.
“Electing Thomas Jefferson,” Presidential History and Memoirs Series, Southern Methodist University Center for Presidential History in conjunction with the George W. Bush Library and Museum, April 20, 2016.
“An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean,” Leadership Meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution, February 26, 2016.
Book Talks (The Men Who Lost America):
The Society of Cincinnati (Virginia Chapter) Annual Lecture at the Virginia
Commonwealth University, March 16, 2017.
Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, with an introduction by the Earl of Dartmouth, MEP for South East England, January 28, 2017.
St. Paul’s Girls School, London (UK), November 24, 2016.
Eton College, Winsor (UK), November 15, 2016.
The English-Speaking Union, Boston Branch, The Union Club, November 2, 2016.
South Carolina Historical Society “Liberty Week,” Edgefield Discovery Center, Edgefield, June 29th and Kershaw House, Camden June 30, 2016.
"Versailles and the American Revolution,” Symposium at the French Embassy, Washington D.C., June 15, 2016.
Hampden Sydney College, Alumni Summer College, June 4.
University of Virginia, Lifetime Learning, Alumni Weekend, June 3.
Boodles Club, Pall Mall, London, March 15, 2016.
Mill Reef Club, Antigua, March 4, 2016.
Washington Association of New Jersey, 142 nd Annual Meeting, The Madison Hotel, Morristown, New Jersey, President’s Day, February 15, 2016.
Huntington Library, California, February 11, 2016.
University of San Diego, California, February 9, 2016
- American Military Round Table at the Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA, December 5, 2015.
- The Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, November 11, 2015.
- Central Virginia Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Greencroft Club, Charlottesville, October 30.
- American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, The General Society Sons of the American Revolution and the Yorktown Day Association, Yorktown, VA, October 18, 2015.
- Fall Virginia Book Festival sponsored by the Virginia Historical Society, Fairfax, VA, October 2, 2015.
- Winchester College, Winchester, UK, September 9, 2015.
- Legacy Lunch, Virginia Bar Association, 125th Annual Meeting, The Homestead, Virginia, July 24, 2015.
- University of Virginia Alumni Weekend, June 6, 2015.
- Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, sponsored by The Society of The Cincinnati, March 1, 2015.
- Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series, New York Historical Society, New York City, NY, February 21, 2015.
- Mill Reef Club, Antigua, January 30, 2015.
- Shadwell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Parkview Apartments Meeting Room on Pantops Drive, Charlottesville, January 21, 2015.
- “When We Were British: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Visualize Early America,” Seminar for School Teachers, Longwood University, Farmville, January 19, 2015.
- John Jay Homestead, Bedford Hills, New York, January 15, 2015.
- Blue Ridge Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames, Greencroft Club, Charlottesville, January 13, 2015.
- Glenmore Book Group, Glenmore Country Club, Keswick, VA, December 5, 2014.
- Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, Washington, DC, December 4.
- The Brook Club, New York, NY, December 2, 2014.
- Washington History Seminar of the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, November 17, 2014.
- The Military History Legion, The University Club, Washington DC, November 13, 2014.
- George Washington University, November 6, 2014.
- Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown, November 4, 2014.
- American History Book Club, Upcountry History Museum - Furman University, Greenville, SC, October 30, 2014.
- Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, VA, October 28, 2014.
- Farmington Distinguished Speaker Series, Farmington Club, Charlottesville, VA, October 20, 2014.
- Seabrook Live Oak Hall, Seabrook Island, October 17, 2014.
- Drayton Hall Distinguished Speaker Series, South Carolina Society Hall, Charleston, SC, October 16, 2014.
- South Carolina Historical Society, October 15, 2014.
- University Village, Charlottesville, VA, June 25, 2014.
- Metropolitan Club, Washington DC, May 28, 2014.
- Banner Lecture Series, The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, May 22, 2014.
- Goochland County Historical Society, Goochland, VA, April 27, 2014.
- William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 2, 2014.
- UVa Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April1, 2014.
- Virginia Festival of the Book, Monticello’s Visitors Center, Charlottesville, VA, March 20, 2014.
- Guilford Court House National Military Park, Greensboro, North Carolina, March 13, 2014.
- Michelle Smith Lecture Series, Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA, March 12, 2014.
- Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, London, February 28, 2014.
- Thackeray Society at the Reform Club, London, UK, February 27, 2014.
- University of Virginia Club of London at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair, London, UK, February 26, 2014.
- The American Revolution Roundtable of New York, New York City, February 4, 2014.
- Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, Trillium House, Wintergreen, Virginia, February 1, 2014
- Civil War Round Table, Elk’s Club, Charlottesville, January 21, 2014.
- November 20, 2013: the Richmond Roundtable of the American Revolution
- Goucher College (Maryland), October 31, 2013.
- The Learning Center, Savannah, Georgia, October 28, 2013.
- Wisconsin Festival of the Book, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, October 17, 2013.
- The English Speaking Union Annual Dinner, Charlottesville, October 8, 2013.
- The David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, October 3, 2013.
- The Free Library, Philadelphia. October 2, 2013.
- History of Virginia Class, Department of History, University of Virginia September 26, 2013.
- Charleston Library Society, September 16, 2013.
- Evening Conversation (West Lawn, Monticello), September 12, 2013.
- Revolutionary War Symposium, The National Archives at Chicago and the First Division Museum at Cantigny (Wheaton, IL), September 7, 2013.
- Loyola College, Chicago, IL., September 6, 2013.
- Teachers’ institute at Mount Vernon, July 30/31, 2013.
- Prosperity Caucus, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Washington D.C., July 24, 2013
- Cato Institute, Washington DC. July 24, 2013.
- Fraunces Tavern® Museum, New York. July 11, 2013
- Benjamin Franklin House, London, July 1, 2013:
- Kansas City Library filmed by Book-TV/CSPAN, June 18, 2013:
- The University of Virginia Eighteenth-Century Faculty Study Group, February 6, 2013.
Keynote Address, Yorktown Day, The Yorktown Day Association 235th Anniversary of the Victory at Yorktown, Yorktown Monument, Yorktown, Va, October 19, 2015.
“Why the study Thomas Jefferson remains necessary,” Princeton University Class of ‘72 Reunion Weekend, Monticello, October 17, 2015.
“’The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University,” University of Virginia, INST 1605: A History of Mr. Jefferson's University, October 12, 2015.
“US Constitution,” discussion with class at Bedford Modern School, Bedford, UK, September 4, 2015.
“Jefferson as Revolutionary Leader,” Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Monticello, July 1, 2015.
“Jefferson and Lafayette,” L’Hermione, Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, June 28th.
“The Legacy of Thomas Jefferson,” The Great Courses Educational Conference and Professor Summit, 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Teaching Company (“The Great Courses”), Montalto June 9, 2015.
4th Annual Conference on the American Revolution, American History LLC, Williamsburg, March 22, 2015.
Iraq Cultural Heritage, International Visitor Leadership Program, Jefferson Library, February 27, 2015.
“When We Were British: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Visualize Early America,” Seminar for School Teachers, Longwood University, Farmville, January 19, 2015.
“Jefferson’s Legacy,” Brown Advisory, National Sporting Library and Museum, Middelburg, VA, November 10
“British ‘Tyranny’ Response and Reception in British America,” YALI (Young African Leaders Institute), Monticello, July 2.
“Thomas Jefferson’s relevance for contemporary America” with Peter Onuf, Executive Committee Meeting of the Brookings Institute, April 8
“First in War or First in Peace: Sir William Howe as Commander-in-Chief,” American History LLC (Conference), Colonial Williamsburg, March 23, 2014.
“Fighting with Enemies and Friends Simultaneously: Sir Henry Clinton,” American History LLC, Williamsburg, March 23, 2013.
“Jefferson and the Idea of a University,” Clovis United School District Teaching American History Tour (California), Doubletree Hotel, Charlottesville, March 17, 2013.
“Beyond the Enigma: Understanding Thomas Jefferson,” John’s Island Club, Florida, March 12, 2013.
“The British & the 1781 Virginia Campaign,” in lecture series on “Virginia in the Revolution” at the Senior Center, hosted by Rick Britton, Senior Center, Charlottesville, March 15, 2012.
The English-Speaking Union (ESU) of the Sandhills, Pinehurst, North Carolina, May 9, 2012.
Speaker and discussant for Northside Books “Sandwiched-In” series on the subject of Maya Jasanoff’s Liberty’s Exiles. American Loyalists in The Revolutionary World (2011) at the Northside Branch of the Jefferson Madison, Regional Library, Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, January 20, 2012.
The History of Kenwood,” An Evening of Wine, Music and History sponsored by Forbes and co-hosted by Sun Trust, Kenwood, Charlottesville, November 7 , 2010.
Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Greencroft Club, Charlottesville, October 7, 2010.
Westminster-Canterbury Men’s Group, Charlottesville, September 7, 2010.
US Consulate, Sydney, Australia, April 23, 2009.
English Speaking Union, Farmington Club, Charlottesville, March 1, 2009.
Sons of the American Revolution, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 4th, 2007.
Hampton History Museum, Hampton, Virginia, October 4, 2004.
Service to Professional Organizations:
Interview with SolidLight regarding Content Research Plan for Sons of the American Revolution Museum, October 31, 2017.
2017- Drayton Hall (South Carolina) Scholars Council “The Two Georges,” Exhibit Planning Meeting, The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, October 27, 2017.
Manuscript Workshop for Professor Kate Engel, “Religion Transformed: British Protestantism and the American Revolution,” sponsored by The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Dallas Hall, Southern Methodist University, April 1, 2017.
Tenure Reviews: Northwestern University, University of Texas, Austin.
2015- :Editorial Board of the Journal of American History.
Advisory Board Gilder Lehrman Institute, New York.
2015-16: Distinguished Historian for the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
2014-: Honorary Academic Advisory Panel, Benjamin Franklin House, London.
2014-: Honorary member of the Board of the European Association of Early American Studies.
2013: Member of the Conference Planning Committee for the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Historians of the Early Republic (SHEAR).
2009: Selection Committee for the Editor of the George Washington Papers.
2008- Scientific Committee of the European Early American Studies Association
2008-11: Member of the Board of The University Press of Virginia.
2008: Juror for George Washington Book Prize Award, C.V. Starr Center, George Washington University.
2007- Advisory Board of the Founding Fathers' Libraries Project.
2006-08 Program Committee of the American Historical Association for the 2008 Annual Conference, Washington DC.
2006: Program Committee: Smithsonian Conference on Invention and Democracy in the Age of Franklin, “Inventing America: The Interplay of Technology and Democracy in Shaping American Identity,” November 3 & 4, 2006, University of Virginia.
NEH consultant to Shakespeare on the Fox Community Outreach project in Wisconsin.
2005- McNeil Center for Early American Studies Advisory Council, Philadelphia.
2005-09: Editorial Board, Journal of the Early Republic, Society of historians of the Early Republic (SHEAR) 2005-.
2003- Board of Advisers of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, Center for the Study of the American Constitution, Department of History, University of Wisconsin,
2003- Coordinating Board, Princeton University Press, Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Princeton University, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson,
2003- Advisory Board, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, (Retirement Series), Princeton University Press.
Co-editor of Jeffersonian American Series, University of Virginia Press.
2002 Dissertation Fellowship Committee of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
2002 Fellowship Committee of the David Library of the American Revolution.
2001 Judge for the 14th Annual Appleton The Post-Crescent Academic All-Stars Recognition Program.
2000 (Spring) and 1999 (Spring) Founder/Director University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Semester Abroad at Hughes Hall (College), Cambridge University. The program won the College of Letters and Sciences’ Curriculum Innovation Award. A video, entitled The Cambridge Experience, hosted by Kathleen Dunn of National Public Radio, in which students discussed their experience of study abroad with film footage of the trip, won an Award of Merit from the Wisconsin Association of Public, Education and Government Channels (WAPC).
2000 Evaluator for textbook Taking Sides. Clashing Views on Controversial American History, Volume I, The Colonial Period to Reconstruction (Dushkin/McGraw Hill, 8th edition).
1997-04: Associate Editor of the New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
1997: Committee for commemorating Eric Williams, historian of the Caribbean and first President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The committee includes Erica Williams Connell; John Hope Franklin; Colin Palmer of the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York and Barbara L. Solow of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.
1985-87: Research/script writer for "Great Confrontations from the Oxford Union" shown on PBS and a worldwide audience of 12 million.
1983-84: President of the Oriel College (Oxford University) Middle (Graduate) Common Room.
2017: Reader for article manuscripts for the Journal of American History and the Journal of Early American History.
2016: Reader of two book manuscripts for Yale University Press.
2016: Reader of article manuscript for Jamaican Historical Review.
2016: Reader of article manuscript for Journal of Early American History.
2016: Reader of two article manuscripts for the Journal of the Early Republic.
2016: Reader of two article manuscripts for the Journal of American History.
2016: Reader of an article manuscript for Environment and History.
2015 Reader of book manusciprt for University of Virginia Press
Reader of book manuscript for University of Pennsylvania Press
Reader of book manuscript for Yale University Press (UK).
Reader of article manuscript for Journal of American History
2014 Reader for article manuscript for the Historical Journal.
Readers for book proposal for Broadview Press.
Reader of article manuscript for the William and Mary Quarterly.
Reader of book proposal for University of Wisconsin Press.
2013 Reader for book proposal for Yale University Press(UK)
Reader of book manuscript for Yale University Press (US)
Reader of book manuscript for Chicago University Press.
Reader for Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.
2012 Reader of book manuscript for Yale University Press (US).
2011 Reader of book manuscript for the University of Virginia Press and Ashgate Publishing Ltd. (UK).
Reader for the William and Mary Quarterly.
2009 Reader of book proposal for Yale University Press (US).
2008 Reader of book proposal for Yale University Press (US) and Oxford University Press (UK)
2007. Reader of book proposal for Yale University Press (US).
2006 Reader of proposal for a book series for Pickering & Chatto Publishers.
2004 Reader of book manuscript for Princeton University Press.
2000 Reader of book manuscript for Cambridge University Press.
2002 Reader of article manuscript for The Historian.
2001 Reader for the William and Mary Quarterly.
1999 Reader for the William and Mary Quarterly.
1998 Reader for the William and Mary Quarterly.
1997 Reader for the William and Mary Quarterly and for the Journal of Commonwealth and Imperial History.
1996. Reader for the Journal of Commonwealth and Imperial History.
1990 Reader of book manuscript for St Martin's Press (New York).
1992 Reader for the journal of Accounting, Business and Financial History..
1988-1998 Advisor and American subscription editor of History Review (U.K.)
Interview about Jefferson’s gardens at Monticello with Jane Owen, Financial Times, November 9, 2017.
Interview with Tao Wei to be translated and uploaded to his blog in China.
Interviewed about Jefferson for Alhurra TV at Monticello by Hisham Melhem for the 13-episode series Huna America, October 25, 2017.
“George III – The Genius of The Mad King,” BBC 2, January 30, 2017.
Interview with The Times (UK) for article on “The Aging Spy who saved George III,” also quoted in the Daily Mail, Jan. 28, 2017.
Interview with The Smithsonian Magazine.
Interview about manuscripts in the collection of George III’s papers at Windsor Castle, British ambassador’s residence, Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC, October 24, 2017.
Interview about election of 1800, CBS 19, Charlottesville, October 5, 2016.
Podcast interview with David Bruce Smith and Hope Gibbs, Grateful American Radio Show, October 4, 2016.
BBC interview by Richard Hardman for Documentary about George III, produced and directed by John Bridcut at Monticello on October 3, 2016 followed by another interview at Windsor Castle on December 1, 2016.
Talk, “Thomas Jefferson and the Election of 1800,” C-SPAN, April 20, 2016.
Interview about Monticello, XRAY In the Morning with Christine Alexander, KXRY Radio, Portland, Oregon, April 13, 2016.
Interview about early American politics, Rich Hall’s POTUS Documentary, BBC/Open Mike Productions, January 16, 2016.
Elahe Izadi, “The fascinating history of how Jefferson and other Founding Fathers defended Muslim rights,” Washington Post, December 11, 2015 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/12/11/how-thomas-jefferson-and-other-founding-fathers-defended-muslim-rights/?postshare=7331449921513059&tid=ss_tw)
Bill O’Reilly, Legends and Lies, documentary for Fox Television, November 18. 2015.
Russell Berman, “Is the Democratic Party Abandoning Jefferson and Jackson? Connecticut, Missouri, and Georgia have dropped the slave-owning presidents from their annual fund-raising dinners, and many more states could follow suit,” The Atlantic , July 28, 2015 http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/will-the-democratic-party-abandon-thomas-jefferson-andrew-jackson/399722/?single_page=true&print=
C-Span “The American Revolution and the British Empire,” New York Historical Society, February 21, 2015, http://www.c-span.org/video/?324500-1/american-revolution-fate-british-empire
Interview for Behind the Scenes by Anna Gedal, New York Historical Society, January 30, 2015, http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/men-lost-america/
C-Span “An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean,” Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, Washington, DC, December 4, 2014, http://www.c-span.org/video/?323046-1/discussion-american-revolution-caribbean
“An Obama Ally Parts with Him on War Powers,” interview with The New York Times, A p. 16, October 6, 2014,
“Lord North,” The Society of the Cincinnati, Fora.tv, July 10th, 2014, http://library.fora.tv/2014/07/10/Lord_North
“An Empire Divided: Revolution and the Caribbean,” Fora.tv, July 10, 2014, http://library.fora.tv/2014/07/10/An_Empire_Divided
Interview with Tom Cutterham for The Junto. A Group Blog on Early American History http://earlyamericanists.com/2014/07/29/interview-andrew-jackson-oshaugnessy/
“July 4th” Radio interview by PJ Maloney, KQV, Pittsburgh, July 4th, 2014.
“July 4th”, Interview with Jane Foy, Radio WINNA, Charlottesville, June 30, 2014.
Book interview with Emily Bobrow, the US online editor of the Economist, http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/07/americas-revolutionary-war, June 17th for posting as a podcast on July 4th, 2014.
Book Interview with Coy Barefoot, http://insidecville.com/tv/ictv-with-coy-barefoot-06-22-14/, June 19th broadcast June 22nd, 2014.
“An Interview with Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Author of the Men Who Lost America, by David Moore,” which appeared in both Moore Engaging http://www.twocities.org/ and The Anxious Bench by Thomas Kidd, March 22, 2014, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2014/03/an-interview-with-andr...
WTJU-Charlottesville, Soundboard, interview with Nate Rathjen, April 2, 2014.
Interview with Lisa Lindstrom, The Bookman’s Corner, public access TV, Arlington VA, February 9, 2014.
Radio interviews for The Men Who Lost America:
- USA (Federal Government) “In Depth with Francis Rose,” Federal News Radio 1500AM, November 10, 2013.
- Philadelphia, PA: WOGL-FM, “Philadelphia Agenda,” with Brad Segall, October 21, 2013.
- Pittsburgh, PA: WDAD-AM with Todd Marino, October 9, 2013
- Indiana County, PA: WDAD-AM with Todd Marion, September 26, 2013
- West Chester, PA: WCHE-AM, September 26, 2013.
- Boston, Massachusetts: WDIS-AM with Dan Collier, September 25, 2013
- Pittsburgh, PA: KQV NewsRadio with PJ Maloney, September 25, 2013
- Charlottesville: The WINA Morning News with Rick and Jane, WINA-AM, September 20, 2013
- New Orleans, Louisiana: WGSO-AM, “Northshore Mornings,” September 20, 2013
- Pittsburgh: WRRK-FM with Bob Bartolomeo, September 20, 2013
- Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN: KTNF-AM, “The Jack Rice Show,” September 6, 2013
- Cleveland, OH: WMJI-AM, “Lanigan & Malone Morning Show” with John Lanigan and Jimmy, September 4, 2013.
- Charlottesville, VA: WCHV Radio “Joe Thomas in the Morning,” September 3, 2013.
- Philadelphia: WNPV, September 3, 2013.
- Greenville, NC: WTKF-FM 107.1/WJNC-AM 1240 with Ben Ball, September 3, 2013.
- Brownsville-McAllen Texas: KURV-AM with Sergio Sanchez and Tim Sullivan, September 3, 2013.
- Ocean City, WOCM MD with Dave “Bulldog” Rothner and Coach, September 3, 2013.
- Knoxville, TN: WCXZ-AM, September 3, 2013.
- Detroit / Port Huron: WPHM with Paul Miller MI, September 3, 2013.
- USA (Nationally syndicated) DAYBREAK USA with Jay Young, September 3, 2013.
- Rockford , IL: WROK-AM with Riley O’Neil and Scot Bertram (‘Riley & Scot’), September 3, 2013.
- Pittsburgh, PA: KQV, “NewsRadio “ with PJ Maloney September 3, 2013.
- Bow, NH: WTPL 107.7FM "The Pulse" with Ben Tilton, September 3, 2013.
- Charlottesville, VA: The Schilling Show- WINA-AM with Rob Schilling, September 3, 2013.
- Milwaukee-Racine, WI: WRJN Afternoon News with Ted Ehlen, September 3, 2013.
- Los Alamos, NM: KRSN-AM with Gillian Sutton, September 3, 2013.
- Harrisonburg, VA: WSVA-AM with Mike Schikman, September 3, 2013.
- Boston: WTPL, September 3, 2013.
- USA (nationally syndicated): Fox Radio Kilmeade and Friends with Brian Kilmeade, August 28, 2013.
- Charlottesville, VA: WTJU with Susan Gravatt, WTJU, Charlottesville, July 30, broadcast August 1, 2013.
- USA (nationally syndicated): Bloomberg News and Lapham Quarterly with Lewis Lapham, July 12, 2013.
- (international) Voice of America with Kelly J. Kelly, June 28 for broadcast on July 4. 2013.
- Massachusetts: WBUR with Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks recorded June 19 and played on July 4, 2013.
The Brad Bogner Show (http://bradbogner.com/), October 24, 2013.
Mount Vernon, http://www.mountvernon.org/lostamerica, vimeo.com/71996707, July 30, 2013.
- Monticello, www.monticello.org, www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOaVHhpFiWY, May 22, 2-13.
CSPAN, Book TV and YouTube: “The Men Who Lost America,” Kansas City Library, June 18, 2013.
Television Interview by Henry Rollins, “10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Founding Fathers,” Asylum Entertainment/History Channel, May 8, 2013.
YouTube/Monticello, “Thomas Jefferson and George III,” April 12, 2013.
Interview with Kelly J. Kelly, “American History,” Voice of America, February 15 and April 4, 2013.
Interviews with Voice of America on the subject of the party system in the 1790s and more generally upon Jefferson, February 15, 2013.
Glamorous Virginia, documentary series, China Central Television (CCTV), November 11, 2012 (shown on CCTV, May 9, 2013).
“Jefferson’s Bible,” Fox and Friends, Fox News, April 3rd, 2012.
William Short's Emancipation Proposal to Thomas Jefferson," Monticello-Morven Forum, filmed by C-SPAN, May 17, 2011.
The Christian Post, October 28, 2011.
Jefferson series, History Channel interview, Jefferson Library, Monticello, April 25, 2010.
“American Icons: Monticello,” Interview with Amanda Aronczyk, producer, Studio 360, National Public Radio, Kenwood, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, December, 15.
“The Foundation for The National Archives Records of Achievement Awards 2009. Annette Gordon Reed,” film Interview, presented 75 Anniversary, Annual Gala, Washington DC., September 16th, 2009.
“First in War: George Washington and the American Revolution,” Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. October 21 broadcast by free satellite on the education network for High School students, 2009.
“Mornings with Margaret Throsby,” ABC Classic FM, a one hour interview on national radio, Sydney, Australia, April 20, 2009.
C-Span, hosted Annette Gordon-Reed for the launch of The Hemingses of Monticello. 2008.
“La Fabrique de l'Histoire” program on Radio France, December 17, 2008
Television interview in programs on Lord Cornwallis and the Marquis de Lafayette for series entitled “George Washington’s Generals,” The History Channel (Cosgrove-Meurer production company), Los Angeles, which were shown on December 30th at 12.00pm and 1.00am, 2006.
UK documentary on the Founding Fathers and America, Wildfire TV (London) for Chanel 4, interviewed by Tony Robinson, April 25, 2006.
Monticello Podcast “Exporting Jefferson’s Legacy: The Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies,” in association with Sean Tubbs, producer, partially funded by a National Museums Online grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Interview with WINA-AM 170 (radio) on Monticello, Jefferson and the Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, June 24th, 2005.
Who’s Who in America (New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who’s Who, 2005).
Joanne DiMaggio, “The World In Charlottesville. Organizations with a global focus pick up where Mr. Jefferson left off,” Images of Charlottesville Virginia, sponsored by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce (2005), pp.18-19.
David Dadurka, “Amid tiny details, clues to Jefferson and his times,” The Daily Progress (June 2nd, 2004), pp. A1, 9.
University Service (University of Virginia)
2015- : University of Virginia Bicentenary Planning Committee
2015- : University of Virginia Planning Committee for the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Co-chair of Early American Studies Seminar.
2015: External examiner Ph.D. selection committee, Daniel Conor Troy “Ruining the King’s Cause in America: The Defeat of the Loyalists in the Revolutionary South, 1774-1781,” The Ohio State University, June 26.
2013: Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Virginia (Ryan F. Guiberson).
2010: External Examiner for the Degree of Doctorate of Philosophy, Andrew David Struan, “’Judgement and Experience?’ British Politics, Atlantic Connexions and the American Revolution,” Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Glasgow, March 24.
2009 Selection Committee for the Editor of the George Washington Papers.
2003 Ph.D. Dissertation Committee (Robert Parkinson), University of Virginia,
Department Service (University of Virginia):
Faculty Review Committee (2006).
Comps Exams (2005).
University Service (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh):
Chair of the Committee of Chairs of the Social Science Division of the College of Letters and Sciences, 2000-1.
UW-Oshkosh/University of New Brunswick Exchange Program.
Faculty Associate (Dorms).
Sorority Adviser (Phi Mu).
Minority Student Advisor.
Extra-Departmental Faculty Mentor.
Departmental Service (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh):
Chair (Fall, 1998 –Fall 2003)
Acting Chair (Fall, 1997)
Faculty Selection Committee (Chair 1996-97; Chair 1992-1993 in search for two positions; committee member 1995-6, 1999, 2000).
Advising Coordinator (1992).
Budget Committee (Secretary 1990-2; Chair 1992-).
Scholarship and Awards Committee (Chair 1995-6).
Departmental Faculty Mentor