Presentations

Panel Organization

Doing Prison Public History: Examples and Challenges
National Council on Public History, Indianapolis, Indiana

Prisons and Nature in U.S. History
Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hard Times in the Park: Recessions, Depressions, and the Environment
American Society for Environmental History, Phoenix, Arizona

Panel Chairmanship

Doing Prison Public History: Examples and Challenges
National Council on Public History, Indianapolis, Indiana

Postwar Reception of Sexual Violence
International Conference on War and Sexual Violence
City University of New York Graduate Center, New York

The Promise and Perils of Environmental Planning and Development
American Society for Environmental History, Phoenix, Arizona

Panel Participation

“Prison Block.”
Panel discussant with Brian Mann, Aaron Woolf, and Nick Ludwick
Lake Champlain International Film Festival
Plattsburgh, New York

April 2017

April 2012

April 2011

 

April 2017

April 2016

April 2011

 

November 2015

Conference Presentations

“Doing Prison History in Prisonland: The New York Experience.”
National Council on Public History, Indianapolis, Indiana

“Eminent Domain, Environmental Politics, and New York’s $1.00 Prison.”
American Society for Environmental History, Chicago, Illinois

“Social Activism, Environmentalism, and the Construction of an Adirondack Prisonland, 1975-1999.”  PDF Click Here
American Society for Environmental History, Washington, D.C.

“Prisons and Nature in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, 1845-1999.”  PDF Click Here
Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Prisons as Economic Savior in New York’s Adirondacks, 1975-1999.”  PDF Click Here
American Society for Environmental History, Phoenix, Arizona

“Nature, Prisons, and the Olympics: Housing Athletes and Convicts at Lake Placid, New York, 1972-1990.”  PDF Click Here
American Society for Environmental History, Portland, Oregon

“Prisons, Nature, and Social Reform in New York’s Adirondack Wilderness,1844-1861.”
Conference on New York State History, Cooperstown, New York

 

April 2017

March-April 2017

March 2015

April 2012

April 2011

March 2010

June 2007

Colloquia

“Environmental Politics, Race, and Mass Incarceration in the Adirondack Park,1976-1999.”
New York Metro Seminar in Environmental History, Columbia University New York, New York

“Olympic Village or Prison Town? Building the Federal Prison at Ray Brook,New York, 1975-1990.”
Stony Brook University, Department of History, Stony Brook, New York

“Prisons, Nature, and Labor in New York’s Adirondack Wilderness.”
Stony Brook University, Department of History, Stony Brook, New York

“’Soviet Vultures’ in the ‘Valley of Opportunity’: Prosperity and Recovery in New York’s Triple Cities, 1933-1935.”
Binghamton University, Department of History, Binghamton, New York

 

October 2015

April 2009

May 2006

December 2002

 

 

Invited Talks

“The Environmental History of Adirondack Prisons.”
State University of New York at Potsdam
Co-sponsored by Departments of History, Environmental Studies, and Sociology
Potsdam, New York

“The Environmental History of Adirondack Prisons.”
Department of History
State University of New York at Potsdam
Potsdam, New York

“Prison History and Memory in New York’s North Country.”
Whallonsburg Grange Hall
Co-sponsored by John Brown Lives! and the Whallonsburg Grange
Hall Association
Essex, New York

“Prospects for Prison Reform in New York after Matt and Sweat.”
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Co-sponsored by John Brown Lives!, the North Country Underground
Railroad Association, and the UU Fellowship of Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, New York

“Richard Matt, David Sweat, and the Challenge of Adirondack Nature.”
Adirondack Research Center
Saranac Lake Free Library
Co-sponsored by John Brown Lives! and the Saranac Lake Free Library
Moderated by Brian Mann, North Country Public Radio
Saranac Lake, New York

“Clinton’s ‘Great Escape’ and the Contested Terrain of North Country Prisons.”
Keene Valley Congregational Church
Co-sponsored by John Brown Lives! and the Keene Valley Congregational
Church UCC
Keene Valley, New York

 

November 2015

 

November 2015

 

August 2015

 

August 2015

 

August 2015

 

 

July 2015