Consultation & Speaking Engagements

Here you’ll find information about consultations and invited talks I provide.


Hire Rebecca

Available For Speaking, Consulting, & Appearances

I am available to consult on your projects whether it be media, museums, written work, etc. I am also available to present and give talks at your institution, school, college, university, etc. Please contact me for more information and fees.

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Consultation/Media Researcher

I have a passion for bringing history to the public whether it’s by providing consultations for companies, research for media, and interviews for documentaries, television shows, films, and radio programs. Contact me for more information.

  • The Curse of Oak Island, History Channel, Interview, 2019

  • Beyond Oak Island, History Channel, Interview, 2019

  • LEGO, Worldbuilding, Consultant, 2019

  • Historical Roasts, Netflix, Researcher, 2018

  • Oak Island, History Channel, Consultant, 2018

  • Tudor and Stuart Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK, Consultant, 2016

  • Britain’s Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues, BBC4, Episode 2, Consultant, 2015

  • Piers Alexander, Scatterwood (Tenderfoot, 2017) – Novel Consultant/Fact Checker, 2015

Invited Talks

As a skilled public speaker with a passion for education and history, I am happy to provide fun and informative talks to your organization, secondary school, college, university, and other institutions. Contact me for more information.

Conference Presentations

I have presented my research at conferences in throughout Europe and America. If you are interested in having me as a keynote speaker please get in touch.

  • “Friend to Foe to Hero: Perceptions of Pirates in the British Atlantic During the Long Eighteenth Century,” The Problem of Piracy: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Plunder by Sea Across the World From the Ancient to the Modern,” June 24 – 26, 2019, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • “Perceptions of Piracy and Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica,” Postgraduate and Early Career Conference in Early American History, Institute of Historical Research, London, UK, 31 March 2017.

  • “Perceptions of Piracy and Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica,” Society of Early Americanists, Tulsa, OK, 1 – 4 March 2017.

  • “The Ideological Pirate: Propaganda During the American Revolution,” British Group of Early American Historians Workshop, Institute of Historical Research, London, 11 March 2016.

  • “Sh*t Pirates,” History Show-Off, February 2016.

  • “‘Pirates’ Executions in Historical Memory: The Rise of the Romantic Antihero, 1730 – 1800,” British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Oxford, 6 – 8 January 2016.

  • “The Legal Process of Pirate Executions in the Early Modern Atlantic: Changes in British Law and Colonial Identities, 1670 – 1730,” The Emergence of a Maritime Nation: Britain in the Tudor and Stuart Age, 1485 – 1714, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK, 24 – 25 July 2015.

  • “The Posthumous Power of the Notorious Pirate, Captain William Kidd: Pirates in Historical Memory and Print,” UNC-KCL Transnational Workshop, 15 September 2014, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

  • “Captain Kidd in London and America: A Case Study of Transatlantic Expanding News Networks, 1698 – 1721,” Society for Early Americanists Conference: London and the Americas 1492 – 1812, 17 – 19 July 2014, Kingston University, London.

  • “Pirate Executions, Maritime Sovereignty and the Transference of English Law in the Colonial North American Colonies, 1675 – 1775,” Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction, 21 – 22 February 2014, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • “A Quick Drop and Sudden Stop: The Link Between Pirate Executions and British Maritime Sovereignty, 1677 – 1730,” European Perspectives on Culture and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 28 June 2013, University of Leicester, Leicester, England.