Public engagement is a core element of my mission as a scholar. I enjoy speaking at public history venues about opiate addiction and other legacies of the Civil War. I’ve given talks to diverse audiences at nationally prominent museums, major research libraries, medical schools, local historical societies, and Civil War roundtables. I’ve also appeared on public radio and podcasts and written numerous essays for public audiences. Below, you can find recordings of selected public talks and media interviews.
- (audio) The Civil War & Opiate Addiction, Constant Wonder, BYUradio, January 2021
- (video) Opiate Addiction and Civil War Veterans, American History TV, C-SPAN3, November 2020
- (audio) The “Dark Turn” in Civil War History, The Rogue Historian podcast, November 2020
- (audio) Opiate Addiction in the American Civil War, History Hack podcast, October 2020
- (text) Interview about “Opium Slavery: Veterans and the Experience of Addiction” in The Journal of the Civil War Era, H-CivWar, July 2020
- (video) Morphine addiction and the U.S. Civil War, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland, May 2020
- (audio) Civil War veterans and Opiate Addiction, The Rogue Historian podcast, November 2019
- (audio) The Civil War-era Opioid Crisis, Bullitt History of Medicine Lecture Series, UNC Medical School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, December 2018
- (audio) Interviewed for “As The Opium Trade Boomed In The 1800s, Boston Doctors Raised Addiction Concerns,” Common Health, WBUR (Boston NPR), August 2017
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