Guest Speakers for 2015

The Boston Summer Seminar team is pleased to announce its guest speaker line-up for the inaugural June 2015 season. We are excited to be showcasing the work of five scholars from the Boston area who have made substantial use of a wide array of archival sources. We invite you to check out their work below.

Liz Covart is a historian, writer, and master of a variety of online media platforms. She focuses on the history of early America. In her podcast Ben Franklin’s World, Covart sits down on Tuesdays for conversations with historians to discuss their craft and the world of the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early Republican eras. You can catch up with her online at her website or on Twitter.

Karilyn Crockett is Director of Economic Policy and Research for the City of Boston. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale. In 1995 she founded MYTOWN, a youth organization that trains teens to lead historic walking tours of Boston neighborhoods.

Megan Marshall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing in Emerson College’s Master of Fine Arts program. She won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.

Laura Prieto is a Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Chair of the History Department at Simmons College. Professor Prieto teaches courses across a range of topics, including American cultural history, women and gender, and historical methodology. She recently contributed an essay to the anthology volume _subjecting history_.

John Stauffer is Professor of English and American Literature and African-American Studies and Chair of the History of American Civilization program at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books and teaches courses on protest literature, southern literature, the Civil War, and Herman Melville, among other subjects. He is currently a MHS-NEH Long-term Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Click the links above for more information on each of our speakers!

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