W. Douglas Catterall
2229 N.W. 27th Street
Department of History & Government
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
School of Liberal Arts
2800 Gore Blvd. Lawton, OK 73505
Telephone: (580) 581-2949
Fax: (580) 581-2941
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Ph.D. in History, October 1998,
Advisors: Dr. S.E. Lehmberg and Dr. James D. Tracy
Dissertation Title: Community without Borders: Scots Migrants and the Changing Face of Power in the Dutch Republic, 1600-1690.
University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Economics, English Literature
and History (with Honors), 1989
Assistant Professor of History, Cameron University (academic year 2000/2001-2005/2006)
Assistant Professor of History, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University (academic year 1999-2000)
Instructor, Department of History, University of Minnesota (fall 1997, spring 1998 & summer 1998)
Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Minnesota (academic years 1991-1992, 1992-1993 & 1995-1996)
Guest Researcher, Department of Economic History, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet, (January-August 2007)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, James Ford Bell Library and the Center for Early Modern History, University of Minnesota (academic year 1998-1999)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Minnesota History Project (fall 1998)
Research Assistant for Dr. S.E. Lehmberg (winter 1998 & summer 1998)
Service to Community and the Profession
Speaker Coordinator for Public Policy Forum VII- “The Philosophy and Practice of Economic Policy in Oklahoma,” a public policy forum on economic development held at the CETES Conference Center at Cameron University, March 8, 2013.
Participant in the American Historical Association's Tuning History Project, 2012-
Speaker Coordinator for Public Policy Forum VI - "A Limitless One Percent?: Framing Water Politics for a 21st-Century Oklahoma," a public policy forum on water resources held at the CETES Conference Center at Cameron University on October7, 2011.
Member, Editorial Board of Civitas, the peer-reviewed journal of the Northwest Oklahoma State University Masonic Institute for Citizenship Studies (2011-Present)
Speaker Coordinator for "Public Policy Forum V - "Alternative Energy: Promoting and Realizing the New Energy Frontier Today," a public policy forum on alternative energy held at the CETES Conference Center at Cameron University on October 28, 2010.
Co-Director and Co-Organizer with Dr. Tony Wohlers of "Heartlands at Home and Abroad," a teacher institute sponsored by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council as well as by support from Cameron University and Northwest Oklahoma State University that brought together high school educators and university faculty from across Oklahoma to explore the teaching of heartlands from a world history perspective, June 7th-12th, 2009.
Coordinator of Local Arrangments for the 2004 Regional Phi Alpha Theta/OAPH Conference to be held at Cameron University campus February 27-28, 2004.
Originator and Co-organizer with Dr. Sarah Janda of "Exploring Integration: Past and Present," a community-oriented initiative to bring the path-breaking documentary "Two Towns of Jasper" to Cameron University, Lawton/Fort Sill, and Duncan including community screenings and facilitated discussions of the film and a series of events with the filmmakers on the CU campus on November 13, 2003.
Review Editor, H-Atlantic, fall 2002-present.
Fellowships, Grants, and Honors
• Summer Research Grant from the Cameron Scholarly Project Grant Program of the CU Academic Research Support Center, (summer 2013)
• Lectures and Concerts Grant for "Public Policy Forum VIII: Alternative Energy: Promoting and Realizing the New Energy Frontier Today," (awarded Spring 2013) [with Dr. Tony Wohlers]
• Oklahoma Humanities Council, Major Grant for “Public Policy Forum VII: The Philosophy and Practice of Economic Policy in Oklahoma,” (Project No. Y12.073) (2013) [with Dr. Tony Wohlers]
• Cameron University Academic Research Support Center Publication Subvention Grant (2012)
• Cameron University Academic Research Support Center Travel Grant (2012)
• Oklahoma Humanities Council, Major Grant for "Public Policy Forum VI: A Limitless One Percent?: Framing Water Politics for a 21st-Century Oklahoma": http://www.cameron.edu/history_government/policy-forum-vi (Project No.Y11.049 ) (2011) [with Dr. Tony Wohlers]
• Lectures and Concerts Grant for "Public Policy Forum VI: A Limitless One Percent?: Framing Water Politics for a 21st-Century Oklahoma" ( awarded Spring 2011) [with Dr. Tony Wohlers]
• Lectures and Concerts Grant to bring Dr. Eric Arnesen to campus for the 2011 Phi Alpha Theta/Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians Annual Meeting (awarded spring 2010)
• Oklahoma Humanities Council Major Grant for "Public Policy Forum V: Alternative Energy: Promoting the New Energy Frontier Today": http://www.cameron.edu/history_government/altenfor2 (Project No. Y10.048) (2010) [with Dr. Tony Wohlers]
• Oklahoma Humanities Council Teacher Institute Grant for "Heartlands at Home and Abroad": http://www.cameron.edu/history_government/heartlands (Project No. Y09.504) (2009) [with Dr. Tony Wohlers]
• Competitive Sabbatical Leave, Granted by the Regents of the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University, and Rogers State University (Spring and Summer Terms 2007)
Foundation Fellowship Grant from the Thord-Gray
Memorial Fund (2006-2007)
• Oklahoma Humanities Council Scholar Research Grant (Project No. Y06.0287) (2006)
• James O. "Diz" and June Pursley Barnett Endowed Lectureship in History (academic year 2005-06)
• Summer Research Grant from the Cameron Scholarly Project Grant Program of the CU Academic Research Support Center, (summer 2005)
• Katherine D. Lacy Endowed Lectureship in History Grant Recipient (summer 2004)
• NEH Summer Institute Participant, Pennsylvania State University, Space and Society in the Past: Landscape, Power and Identity in the Early Modern Atlantic World (summer 2002)
• Summer Research Grant from the Cameron Scholarly Project Grant Program of the CU Academic Research Support Center, (summer 2002)
• Photograph Reproduction Subvention Grant from the Cameron Scholarly Project Grant Program of the CU Academic Research Support Center, (summer 2001)
• Summer Research Grant from the Cameron Scholarly Project Grant Program of the CU Academic Research Support Center, (summer 2001)
• Center for Early Modern History, University of Minnesota, Research Grant (summer 1997)
• University of Minnesota Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship (academic year 1996-97)
• University of Minnesota Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship Travel Grant (fall 1996)
• Fulbright Scholar to The Netherlands (academic year 1994-95)
• Dissertation Special Grant for Research Abroad (summer 1994)
• Grant, English Speaking Union (spring 1994)
• Title VI FLAS Fellowship to The Netherlands (summer 1993)
• Title VI FLAS Fellowship for on-campus language acquisition (summer 1992)
• German Academic Exchange Language Fellowship (summer 1991)
• Departmental Fellowship, Department of History, University of Minnesota (academic year 1990-91)
• Graduated with
Honors in History, University of Pennsylvania (1989)
Publication and Research Activities
Community without Borders: Scots Migrants and the Changing Face of Power in the Dutch Republic, c. 1600-1700 (Boston and Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2002).
This study is an exploration of migration, state-building and the formation of community identity through the experiences of seventeenth-century Scots migrants to the Dutch port of Rotterdam. As Scots integrated into Rotterdam they drew the port further into patterns of migration emerging in the Atlantic world and beyond. Their norms, cultural practices and personal networks pushed social and political participation outside of local institutional boundaries and, ultimately, altered conflicts over the extension of centralized power into their adopted home.
Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800, edited by Douglas Catterall and Jodi Campbell (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012). This is a collection of essays that I developed with Dr. Jodi Campbell of Texas Christian University that takes a comparative look at the activities of women in Atlantic maritime communities and has come out in Brill's well-regarded Atlantic World series.
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
"Drawing Lives and Memories from the Everyday Words of the Early Modern Era," The Sixteenth Century Journal 36, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 651-672.
"At Home Abroad: Ethnicity and Enclave in the World of Scots Traders in Northern Europe, c. 1600-1800," Journal of Early Modern History 8, no. 4 (2004): 319-357.
"The Rituals of Reformed Discipline: Managing Honor and Conflict in Scots Rotterdam, 1643-1665," Archive for Reformation History 94 (2003): 194-222.
" 'Secondo il resoconto di sua madre che ancora abita a Oostenhuysen': migranti e politiche della migrazione nella societá urbana nordeuropea," Quaderni storici, 106/XXXVI, no. 1 (April 2001): 25-57.
Articles in Books and Essay Collections
with Jodi Campbell, "Mother Courage and Her Sisters: Women's Worlds in the Premodern Atlantic," introduction to Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800, edited by Douglas Catterall and Jodi Campbell (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012).
"Fortress Rotterdam? Rotterdam's Scots Community and the Covenanter Cause, 1638-1688," in British and Irish emigrants in Europe, 1603-1688, edited by David Worthington (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 87-105.
"Interlopers in an
Intercultural Zone?: Early Scots Ventures in the
17th-Century Atlantic World," in Bridging the Early Modern Atlantic
World: Peoples, Products, and Practices on the Move, edited and with an
introduction by Caroline A. Williams (Burlington, VT: Ashgate
Publishing, 2009), 75-96.
"Scots and Portuguese Migrants in the United Provinces (16th-17th century)," in Religious Refugees in Europe, Asia and the Americas, 6th-21st Centuries, edited by Susanne Lachenicht. Atlantic Cultural Studies, edited by Claudia Schnurman (Hamburg; Münster: LIT-Verlag, 2007), 53-80.
"Settle or Return: Migrant Communities in Northern Europe, c. 1600-1800," in From the Middle Ages to Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World, a collection of essays in honor of James D. Tracy, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, edited by Jerry Bentley and Charles Henry Parker (Lantham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007), 109-130.
"The Worlds of John Rose: A Northeastern Scot's Career in the British Atlantic World, c. 1740-1800," in A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities Since the 18th Century, edited by Angela McCarthy (London & New York: Tauris Academic Studies, 2006), 67-94.
"Scots Along the Maas, c. 1570-1750," in Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period, edited by A. Grosjean & S. Murdoch (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005), 169-189.
"Translating lives in public in early modern Rotterdam," in the value of the norm/il valore delle norme. legal disputes and the definition of rights/controversie legali e definizione dei diritti, edited and with a forward by Renata Ago of the Universitá degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" (Rome: Biblink editori, 2002), 73-101.
"Scots Migrant Identity and Public Story-telling in Early Modern Rotterdam, 1600-1700," in Vier eeuwen migratie. bestemming Rotterdam, edited by Paul van de Laar, Thimo de Nijs, Johan Okkema and Albert Oosthoek (Rotterdam: MondiTaal Publishing, 1998), 38-57.
Finding Aid and Catalog
" 'The Irvine Papers': A Catalog and Collection Finding Aid for the James Ford Bell Library," Manuscript, 2005, forthcoming in an online format, to be published by the James Ford Bell Library of the University of Minnesota.
"England," in Countries and Their Cultures, edited by Melvin and Carol R. Ember (New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001), 701-716.
Translation of A. Th. van Deursen, "Autobiography in a Dutch Village" The Journal of Early Modern History: Contacts, Comparisons, Contrasts 1 (1997): 107-123.
Review of J.
L. Price, Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (London, England: Reaktion Books, 2011) for The Historian, 74, no. 3
(Fall 2012): 627-628.
Review of Borsele Bourgondië Oranje: Heren en markiezen van Veere en Vlissingen, 1400–1700, edited by Peter Blom et al. (Hilversum: Verloren, 2009) for Sixteenth Century Journal 43, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 302-304.
Review of Jonathan Schorsch, Swimming the Christian Atlantic: Judeoconversos, Afroiberians and Amerindians in the Seventeenth Century, 2 vols., volume 17, The Atlantic World: Europe, Africa and the Americas, 1500–1830, edited by Benjamin Schmidt and Wim Klooster (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2009) for Itinerario, 34, no. 2 (August, 2010): 155-157.
Review of Women and Slavery, vol. 1, Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic, edited by Gwyn Campbell,Suzanne Miers, and Joseph C. Miller (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2007) for Reviews of Books in History: Reviews of New Books 38, no. 3 (May 2010): 110.
Review of Guilds, Innovation and the European Economy, 1400-1800, edited by Maarten Prak and S.R. Epstein (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008) for Reviews of Books in History: Reviews of New Books 36, no. 4 (Summer 2008): 151.
Review (in German) of Mareike König, Rainer Ohliger, eds., Enlarging European Memory: Migration Movements in Historical Perspective (Ostfildern: Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 2007) for Sehepunkte. Rezensionsjournal für die Geschichtswissenshaften 8, no. 7 (July 15, 2008) @ <http://www.sehepunkte.de/2008/07/12646.html>.
Review of Pasi Ihalainen, Protestant Nations Redefined: Changing Perceptions of National Identity in the Rhetoric of English, Dutch and Swedish Public Churches, 1685-1772 (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2005) for The Sixteenth Century Journal 38, no. 3 (Fall 2007): 780-781.
Review of Johan Dambruyne, Corporatieve middengroepen: Aspiraties, relaties en transformaties in de 16de-eeuwse Gentse ambachtswereld (Ghent: Academia Press, 2002), for The Sixteenth Century Journal 37, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 107-108.
Review of Ginny Gardner, The Scottish Exile Community in the Netherlands, 1660-1690, for the Aberdeen University Review (2005).
Review of David Worthington, Scots in Habsburg Service, 1618-1648 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2004), for The Sixteenth Century Journal 36, no. 4 (Winter 2005): 1117-1118.
Review of Charles W. J. Withers, Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1521 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), for Seventeenth-Century News, 61, nos. 1&2 (Spring 2003): 36-40.
Review of Rita Felski, Doing Time: Feminist Theory and Postmodern Culture (New York: New York University Press, 2000), in MINERVA: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military (April 2001).
Review of Lotte van de Pol, Het Amsterdams hoerdom. Prostitutie in de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw (Amsterdam: Wereldbibliotheek, 1996), for The Sixteenth Century Journal 29, no. 4 (1998): 1240-42.
Review of Guenther H. Haas, The Concept of Equity in Calvin's Ethics (Waterloo: Ontario, 1997), for The Sixteenth Century Journal 28, no. 4 (1997): 1488-89.
Op Ed Pieces
Guest Blog, "In Pursuit of Happiness? Health Care in the 21st-Century," U.S. Oklahoma Policy Institute, September 2011, (with Dr. Kristen Marie Burkholder, Dr. James Cane-Carrasco, Elizabeth Powers, Rev. Scott Scrivner, and Dr. Tony Wohlers).
Presses for Which I Have Conducted a Proposal or Manuscript Review
Journals for Which I Have Conducted a Manuscript Review
Journal of Early Modern History
Journal of Eighteenth Century Studies
Law and History Review
Journal of Transatlantic Studies
Journal of Women's History
Work Under Consideration
Works in Progress
A co-written article with Laura Cruz of Western Carolina University on teaching a simulation of life in the mid-19th-century Dutch East Indies built around the novel Max Havelaar written by Eduard Douwes Dekker.
Women Telling Tales: Gender and the Public Sphere in North Sea Ports, an ongoing project focused on women's speech in the public sphere of the Dutch Republic and other northern European cultures. Two articles listed above ("Drawing Lives and Memories from the Everyday Words of the Early Modern Era" and "Translating lives in public in early modern Rotterdam") are part of this project, which will ultimately encompass case studies from across the North Sea zone.
The Migrant's View: The Irvine/Rose Network and the Scots Diaspora in the Atlantic World, c. 1700-1800, a book-length project focusing on migrant mentalities and the place of the Scots diaspora in the Atlantic world based on a single network's experiences during the intensified 18th-century globalization of European migration patterns. Currently, I have four pieces related to this project out or accepted for publication ("At Home Abroad: Ethnicity and Enclave in the World of Scots Traders in Northern Europe, c. 1600-1800"; "Scots Along the Maas, c. 1570-1800"; "The Worlds of John Rose: A Northeastern Scot's Career in the British Atlantic World, c. 1740-1800"; and "Settle or Return? Exiles and Other Migrants in Northern Europe, 1600-1800").
"Memory, Resistance and the Body Politic in Early Modern Rotterdam," an essay on the role of social memory in mediating between popular and official perceptions of rioting.
Public Service Lectures
"Three Energy Footprints: What Costa Rica, Denmark, and Nigeria Can Teach Us," a public lecture given as part of "Public Policy Forum V - Alternative Energy: Promoting and Realizing the New Energy Frontier Today," October 28th, 2010.
Session Chaired/Comments Given
Comment for "Fishwives, Heretics, Tavernkeepers, and Traders: Women's Agency in Early Modern Atlantic Port Cities," a session at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 3-6, 2008.
Comment for "European Colonialism: Conflicts and Legacies," a session at the 29th Annual Mid-America Conference in History at Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, September 27-29, 2007.
"Culture and Communities," a session chaired at "Williamite Scotland and the United Provinces, 1689-1702," a conference at the Institute for Advanced Studied in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 28, 2004.
Invited Lectures and Conference Papers
"Nations, Ethnicity, and the Swedish Nation in the Age of Freedom (1730-1760)," invited paper given at "Exile, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism," a conference at Warburg Haus, Hamburg, Germany organized under the auspices of the Lehrstuhl für Neuere Geschichte, Schwerpunkt Nordamerikanische, Atlantische und Karibische Geschichte, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg and Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Jüden, Hamburg, June 21-23, 2007.
"Suddiga gränser, befästa minnen och de skotska diasporan i 1700-talets Göteborg," invited lecture given at the Högre seminarium of Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen of Göteborgs universitet, May 23, 2007.
Rotterdam? Rotterdam's Scots Community
and the Covenanter Cause, 1638-1688," invited paper given at
"Emigrants and exiles from the Three Kingdoms in Europe, 1603-1688,"
a conference given under the auspices of the Centre for Early Modern Studies at
the University of Aberdeen, April 12-13, 2007.
"Interlopers in an Intercultural Zone?: Early Scots Ventures in the 17th-Century Atlantic World," invited paper given at "Pioneers, Adventurers, and the Creation of the Atlantic World: An interdisciplinary conference on the emergence of the 'Atlantic World'," at the University of Bristol, September 23-25, 2005.
"Scots and Sephardic Jews in the United Provinces (16th-17th century)," invited paper given at the workshop entitled "Religious Refugees in Europe, Asia and the Americas-6th to 21st centuries," sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Human Settlement & Historical Change at the National University of Ireland, Galway, June 16-18, 2005.
" 'A Spirit of malice arise[s]': The Fortunes of Foreigners in
the Swedish East India Company, 1740-1760," invited lecture given at the Högre seminarium of Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen
of Göteborgs universitet,
May 18, 2005.
"Scots Along the Maas, c. 1570-1800," at "The Scottish Community Abroad in the Early Modern Period," a conference organized by Dr. Steve Murdoch at the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, May 4, 2002.
Bankruptcy, and Extrajudicial and Judicial Remedies in Eighteenth-Century
Northern Europe: Tales of Bankruptcy by Various Means,” at the 2013 Business
History Conference, Columbus, OH, March 21-23, 2013.
"Enlightenment and the Construction
of Race in Oklahoma City, c. 1910-1940," at the "Race, Ethnicity, and
Place VI" Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 26th, 2012.
"Markets as Value-Driven Networks: The Case of Credit in the North Sea Zone, 1715-1763" at the "Markets, Law, and Ethics, 1300-1850," Conference at the University of Sheffield, June 22-24, 2012.
"Anatomy of a Riot during the First Anglo-Dutch War," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference Meeting in Fort Worth, TX, October 28th, 2011.
"Regulating Mercantile Probity in the North Sea Zone in the Eighteenth Century," at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, January 10, 2010.
"Crossing Cultures and Religions in 18th-Century Amsterdam: A Mercantile House Over Three Generations," at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY, January 2009.
"Tolerance and Social Status at the Margins: Scots and Sephardim in Early Modern Holland"at the triennial Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär conference entitled "Orthodoxies and Diversities in Early Modern German-Speaking Europe," Duke University, Durham, NC, April 7-10, 2005.
"Orphaned Migrations: The European Roots of the Scots Atlantic," at the British Group in Early American History, Annual Meeting, The University of East Anglia, September 3-5, 2004.
"Nation, Ethnicity, and Migrant Identity in Northern Europe, c. 1600-1700," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2003.
"Propriety, Ethnicity, and Credit in the World of Scots Traders, c. 1700-1800," at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, January 2003.
"Writing Atlantic Identities: Mentalities of Migration in the Circle of Charles Irvine, c. 1730-1770," at Calibrations: Sizing Up Spaces, Communities, and Selves, a conference sponsored by The Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, April 2002.
"Marking Bodies and Tracking Souls in Early Modern Northern Europe, 1400-1800," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Cleveland, OH, October 2000.
"Charles Irvine's Atlantic World," at the Social Science History Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX, November 1999.
"Women Telling Tales in 17th-Century Rotterdam's Public Sphere: The Case of Franchyna Woedwaerdt," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO, October 1999.
"Remembering the Body Politic: Rotterdam's "Anti-English" Rioting and the Construction of Community Identity," at the European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 1998.
"Beyond Exile and Return: Rethinking the Early Modern Migrant's World," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 1997.
"Immigrants and State Power: The Case of the Scots in Early Modern Rotterdam," at the Western Conference on British Studies Colorado Springs, CO & the Social Science History Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 1996.
"Emigrants and the Making of Community through Rotterdam's Scots Church," at the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, March 1996.
" 'Of one sex': Biology, Sex, and Civic Status in the Early Modern Netherlands," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO, December 1993.
"Lollard and Orthodox Preaching in the Parish Community: Confession of the Word, Confession of the Deed," at the Columbia Medieval Guild Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY, November 1993.
"Lollard and Orthodox Preaching as Educational Discourses in the Late Medieval English Parish," at the Mid-Western Medievalists' Association Conference at the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, IL, September 1992.
Conference Sessions Organized
"Bridges across Time and Space: Networks of Mercantile and Diplomatic Exchange in the Baltic, North, and Mediterranean Seas," for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (co-organizer), January 7-10, 2010.
"Fishwives, Heretics, Tavernkeepers, and Traders: Women's Agency in Early Modern Atlantic Port Cities," for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., (co-organizer) January 3-6, 2008.
"Strength at the Margins: Boundary-Crossers in the Early Modern World," for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (primary organizer), January 2003.
"Stranger Merchants and the Making of the Atlantic World," for the Social Science History AssociationConference, Fort Worth, TX (primary organizer), November 1999.
"Public Record-Keeping, Private Story-Telling: The Construction of Historical Memory in the Emerging Public Sphere of Early Modern Europe," for the European Social Science History Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands (co-organizer), March 1998.
"Global Migration Networks in the Early Modern Period," for the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA (co-organizer), October 1997.
"Approaches to Society and Culture through the Medieval Family," for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1993.
"Traditions and Transitions in the Early Modern World," Graduate Student Conference at the University of Minnesota, (co-organizer), April 1993.
"Approaches to Society and
Culture through the Medieval Family," for the International Congress on
Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (co-organizer), May 1992.
University & Departmental Service
• "Bringing Simulations into the Classroom," a teaching workshop given in collaboration with Dr. Justin Clardie as part "Teaching and Learning Series" of the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts on October 15, 2010.
• History Program Webmaster, 2012-
• Member, Cameron University Faculty Committee, 2008-2010, 2011-2013.
• Member, Departmental Peer Support Committee, academic year 2006-2007.
• Member, Cameron University Research Committee, academic year 2005-2006.
• Member, Departmental Standards Committee, 2005-
• Member, Cameron University Mission Committee, spring term 2005
• Member, Long-Range Planning Committee, Cameron University, academic year 2004-2005.
• Departmental Representative, Faculty Senate, Cameron University, 2004-2006.
• "Looking Beyond Drum Castle," a presentation on the Drum Castle Muniments to the Drum Castle staff, Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, July 14, 2004.
• Presentation on Affirmative Action at Cameron Campus Ministry, March 24, 2004.
• Faculty Sponsor,
History Club and the Cameron University chapter of the History Honor Society,
Phi Alpha Theta, 2002-2004.
• "The Community Context of the Bayeux Tapestry and Beyond," presented at the "The Bayeux Tapestry and Beyond" a forum held as part of Cameron University's fifth triennial academic festival, entitled Beyond Borders: Globalization and the Human Experience, April 4, 2003.
• Co-Organizer with Dr. Margery Kingsley and Dr. V. Sivarama Krishnan of Cameron University of a campus forum on globalization: Living in a Borderless World in the 21st Century, to be held in the academic year 2002-2003 as part of Cameron University's fifth triennial academic festival, entitled Beyond Borders: Globalization and the Human Experience, March 28, 2003.
• Member and Recording Secretary, General Education Committee, Cameron University, 2001-2004.
• Member, Faculty Development Committee, Cameron University, academic year 2000-2001.
• Chair, History Program Assessment Committee, Department of History and Government, Cameron University, 2010-Present.
• Co-Chair, History Program Assessment Committee, Department of History and Government, Cameron University, 2001-2008.
• Member, History Program Assessment Committee, Department of History and Government, Cameron University, 2000-Present.
• Member, Personnel Standards Committee, Department of History and Government, Cameron University, 2000-2004.
• Founder and
organizer of "Friday Forum" for the College of St. Benedict & St.
John's University Academic Community, a two-campus, cross-disciplinary
colloquium for intellectual exchange among faculty, academic year 1999-2000.
• Archives Départementales de Seine-Maritime
• Aberdeen City Archives, Old Aberdeen House and Town House
• Drum Castle, National Trust for Scotland Property
• Gemeentelijke Archiefdienst Rotterdam
• Gemeentelijke Archiefdienst Utrecht
• Gemeentearchief Leiden
• Gemeentearchief Haarlem
• James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota
• Koninklijke Bibliotheek
• Kungliga biblioteket
• Landsarkivet i Göteborg
• National Archives of Scotland
• National Library of Scotland
• Scots Church of Rotterdam Archive
• Specialläsesalen, Carolina Redoviva
• University of
Aberdeen, Special Libraries and Archives
• American Historical Association
• North American Conference on British Studies
• Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
• World History
• Dutch, German, Swedish: fluent or high-functioning in speaking, writing, and reading
• French, Italian, Latin: reading knowledge