Keynote, Institut d’histoire de l’Amerique Francaise, U. of Quebec-Trois Rivieres, October 19, 2018
Annual Women’s History Lecture, University of Southern Mississippi, October 11, 2018
Pack Memorial Library, Asheville, NC, May 19, 2018
Daniel Goffman Keynote, Graduate Student Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, May 4, 2018
Annual Gilbeau Lecture, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, April 11, 2018
Lecture, University of Michigan, March 16, 2018
Featured Speaker, Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Natchez, MS, February 2018
Keynote, Georgia Association of Historians, Macon, GA, February 2018
Featured Speaker, West Louisville Forum, Louisville, KY, February 2018

Library Lecture, Mississippi University for Women, November 2017
Portier Lecture, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, October 2017

Gilpatrick Historical Society Lecture, Furman University, November 17, 2016
Featured Speaker, Bertoti Graduate Conference, Virginia Tech, March 18, 2016
Public History speaker, University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast, March 10, 2016
Heritage Lecture, Barton College, Wilson, NC, February 16, 2016

Quail Ridge Books & Music, January 30, 2015

Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, November 4, 2014
Annual Low Lecture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, April 2, 2014
Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, March 11, 2014

The Cotton Museum, Memphis, TN, November 7, 2013
Center City Literary Festival, Uptown Center, UNC Charlotte, October 12, 2013
West Virginia State Museum, Charleston, WV, June 4, 2013
Echoes of the Civil War, Senior Citizens, Inc., Savannah, GA, May 13, 2013
Commencement Address, History Department Graduation, UNC Greensboro, May 9, 2013
Historic Natchez Conference, Natchez, MS, April 19, 2013
Future of Civil War History, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, March 15, 2013
Bland-Lee Lecture, Clark University, Worcester, MA, March 2013

Author Series, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, November 2012
NC Museum of History, September 2012
Keynote, Banners Cultural Series, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, April 2012
Keynote, Okra to Opera—Conference on Southern Culture, Converse College, April 2012

Hutchins Lecture, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC, October 2011
Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN, October 2011
Murray State University, September 2011
Kansas City Public Library, August 2011
Charlotte Museum of History, Scholars Series, April 2011

Temple University, September 2010
University of Southern Mississippi, November 2010
Dorothy Lambert Whisnant Lecture, Women’s History Month, Clemson, March 2010
Queen’s University, Belfast, February 2010

Popular Music in the Age of Mercer, Georgia State University, November 2009

Stones River Civil War Symposium, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 2007

University of South Carolina, September 2005
Columbus Public Library, Columbus, Georgia, October 2005

Georgia Historical Society, Summer Lecture Series, September 2004
University of Southern Mississippi, October 2003
Vanderbilt University, October 2002