Consultation & Speaking Engagements

Consultation/Media Researcher

  • “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

Conference Presentations

  • “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.