Summer is Almost Here


I hope to spend a little time this summer on the back deck

It is Messiah College graduation weekend.  I am looking forward to spending some time with our history graduates and their families.

This is also the time of year when people ask us about how we will be spending the summer.  So here goes:

I have pushed aside most speaking invitations for the summer in order to focus on several things:

  • In June I will be taking an 8-day bus tour of historical sites related to the Civil Rights Movement.  Stay tuned for more details.
  • I need to complete several smaller writing projects, including book reviews and conference papers.
  • I will be spending most of the summer trying to a complete a book on New Jersey and the American Revolution which I need to deliver soon to Rutgers University Press.  A few trips to the archives will be necessary.
  • Once again, I will be spending a week at Princeton University leading a Gilder-Lehrman Institute seminar on colonial America for teachers.  This is always a highlight.
  • Prepare for my Fall 2017 course: “Teaching History.”

I hope to get back on the road in the Fall.  I am thankful to Messiah College for freeing up time so I can speak to a host of different public audiences during the course of the academic year.  Several things are tentatively in the works right now, but let’ talk if you or your church, college, school, or organization are interested in hosting a lecture, seminar or campus visit of some type. You can get a sense of some of my recent engagements here.