As one of the top scholars on the subject of lynching and mob violence in the post-Civil War U.S. South, the Journal of American History invited Dr. Trotti to contribute a response to an essay by historian Michael Pfeifer. In "The Multiple States and Fields of Lynching Scholarship" Journal of American History 101(December 2014): 852-3. Dr Trotti offers a review and critique of Dr. Pfeifer's essay “At the Hands of Parties Unknown? The State of the Field of Lynching Scholarship.”
Professor Trotti presented a paper titled "Glossing the Text of White Supremacy, 1904" as a part of the panel "Reframing Reconstruction and Race in the Era of Jim Crow" at the 2014 SHA meeting in Atlanta.
Jonathan Ablard, History, gave two invited presentations at Trent University in Petersborough, Ontario, last week.
Vivian Bruce Conger presented “‘Amos Strutel . . . sed the money muste be paid so I wente down and paid him the 18 pounds’: Mapping the Economic World of Deborah Franklin,” at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for Historians for the Early American Republic (SHEAR), in Philadelphia, July 19, 2014.
Conger presented “Sally Franklin Bache: Learning from the Past or Charting a New Course?” at the Fifth Annual Sons of the American Revolution Conference, whose theme this year was “Women in the Era of the American Revolution,” Williamsburg, Virginia, June 20, 2014. Publication of the conference papers (which were pre-circulated and discussed at length at the venue) in a peer-reviewed edited volume is expected in 2015.