Speaking / Media Requests

Carolyn Eastman is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians (2014-present), and she speaks often at libraries, historical societies, colleges and universities, and conferences.

Contact her directly to arrange a talk or for media commentary.

Recent speaking engagements

March 2022: “Communication and Power in the Long Eighteenth Century,” annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

October 27, 2021: Ford Evening Book Talk for The Strange Genius of Mr. O at Mount Vernon’s Fred W. Smith National Library (in person). This talk will be filmed for C-SPAN American History TV.

July 15, 2021: Book talk for Strange Genius at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond, VA (in person and Facebook Live).

June 6, 2021: Book talk for Strange Genius with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Book Breaks series (Zoom).

April 2021: Interview with Sarah McConnell for the Virginia Humanities podcast With Good Reason.

March 2021: “Finding Worlds of Women in a Vast Early America,” a Women’s History Month presentation to the tech and games creators at Wizards.com and Hasbro (Zoom).

October 2020: “A Doctor’s Experience of the Plague Year: New York, 1790s,” a discussion of historical sources and methods with Prof. Catherine Jones’s class, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz (Zoom).

Recent media commentary

December 2020: Discussion of the U.S. Constitution and the electoral college for “‘Too Fragile to Survive’: The Electoral College Born of an American Experiment,” WRIC-TV (Richmond).

March 2019: Discussion of early American orality and print culture for the inaugural Early American Literature podcast.

July 2017: “‘History’s Unknown Woman.’ Few Cared Who She was or What She Accomplished,” commentary for a column by Petula Dvorak, Washington Post.

February 2017: Video and audio commentary on the American Revolution and postwar culture for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s mobile app, produced by Cortina Productions.

October 2016: “You Do Not Talk About Debate Club,” a segment on 18th- and 19th-century debating societies on the syndicated history podcast BackStory.