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Community Engagement

As I note in my teaching philosophy statement, academic historians have an important role to play within their communities through thoughtful public outreach. This section of my portfolio details the work that have done to extend my teaching into the communities in which I have lived.

Lectures and Classes

“The Orbis Terarrum: A Discussion of Medieval Maps and Geography.” Newfield Public Library, Newfield, NY. March 1, 2019.

“Maps and Cartography in Medieval Europe.” An introduction to medieval mapping methods and ideas. At the Curriculum Center for Continuing Education, Kingsport, TN, April 25, 2013.

“Possible Causes and Clear Effects of the Black Death in Europe, 1347-1352.” An interactive lesson delivered to 4 junior high school social studies classes introducing both the received history of the Plague as well as alternative explanations.  At Innovation Academy STEM Platform School in Kingsport, TN, November 8, 2012.

Other Types of Engagement

Public recitations/performances at the Festival of Medieval Readings. Ithaca, NY, December 7, 2017. (a writeup in the Cornell Chronicle is here).

Digital Projects for teaching and public outreach. See here.