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LIZ COVART Curriculum Vitae April 2019 E-mail: ​liz@benfranklinsworld.com Twitter: ​@lizcovart

EDUCATION Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 2011 M.A., University of California-Davis, 2006 B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2003, with Honors and Distinction

DIGITAL PROJECTS 2014-Present ​Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History​, Host 2013-Present ​Uncommonplace Book​ Blog 2016-Present ​ “Doing History” podcast series

PUBLICATIONS Peer-Reviewed Articles: “Trade, Diplomacy, and the Consequences of American Independence: Cuyler, Gansevoort & Co. and the Business of Trade During the Confederation Era,” ​Journal of Early American History​, Vol. 5, Issue 2, (July 2015) “‘Dam’d Paving’ Yankees and Dutch New Yorkers: The Post-Revolution New England Migration and the Creation of American Identity in the Upper Hudson River Valley, 1783-1820,” ​Hudson River Valley Review,​ Vol. 29, No. 1, (Autumn 2012) Digital Journal Articles: “​Ben Franklin’s World​,” ​Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life​, The Common School, Vol. 14 No. 4, (Summer 2017) Book Chapters: “The American Revolution Comes to Albany, New York, 1756-1776,” in ​Journal of the American Revolution Annual Volume 2015,​ (Yardley: Westholme Publishing, 2015), 43-50 1


“Silas Deane, Forgotten Patriot,” in ​Journal of the American Revolution Annual Volume 2015,​ (Yardley: Westholme Publishing, 2015), 241-250 “Bunker Hill Monument and Memory,” in ​Journal of the American Revolution​, Volume 1, (Yellow Springs: Ertel Publishing, Inc.), 50-53 Book Reviews: Review of ​Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire​, by Eliga H. Gould, ​Journal of the Early Republic,​ ​Vol. 32, No. 4, (Winter 2012) Books in Progress: America’s First Gateway: Albany, New York and the Making of America The Articles of Confederation: America’s Revolutionary Government

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, & AWARDS 2017 Academy of Podcasters “Best History Podcast” Award Winner 2016 Academy of Podcasters “Best History Podcast” Award Nominee 2009 William L. Clements Library, Price Visiting Research Fellowship 2008 David Library of the American Revolution, Research Fellowship 2008 New York State Archives, Larry J. Hackman Research Fellowship 2008-2009 University of California-Davis Research Grant 2008 Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, Research Fellowship 2007 New York State Library, Cunningham Research Residency 2005-2008 University of California-Davis, Reed-Smith Research Travel Grant 2003 Phi Beta Kappa 2002 Phi Alpha Theta

INVITED TALKS Keynotes 2019 2018

“A Visit to Ben Franklin’s World,” New York State Archives, Albany, April “How Podcasts Saved the Educational Radio Star,” Opening Keynote, Sound Education Conference, Harvard University, October

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2018

“How Podcasts Saved the Radio Star and Why That’s Good News for History,” Annual Michael Mizell-Nelson Lecture in Public History, University of New Orleans, October

2018

“What Benjamin Franklin Can Teach You About Building a Massive, International Media Brand,” Podfest Multimedia Expo, Orlando, FL, February

Digital History 2019 “Podcasting the Past: An Evening with Ben Franklin’s World,” Wisconsin NPR & University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April 2019

“How to Podcast Workshop,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April

2018

“Podcasts and How to Teach With Them,” Bennion Teachers Workshop, Utah State University, June

2018

“Podcasting: History’s Future in the Digital Age?,” Organization of American Historians, Sacramento, CA, April

2018

“The Ben Franklin’s World Project, Podcasting, and the Future of Digital History,” Virginia Commonwealth University, February

2018

“How to Podcast Workshop,” Villanova University, February

2018

“Is This Thing On? How History Podcasts Can, and Should, Change the Discipline,” American Historical Association, Washington, D.C, January

2017

“Podcasts, Digital Media, and Careers in History,” Brandeis University, MA, November

2017

“Teaching with Podcasts,” George Washington Teacher Institute, Mount Vernon, VA, August

2017

“Podcasting the Past: How Podcasts and New Media Reach New Audiences,” Hamilton College, NY, April

2017

“Podcasting the Past or Ode to the National Park Service,” Salem Maritime National Historical Site, Salem, MA, April

2016

“Podcasting the Past: A Conversation with Liz Covart,” Framingham State University, Framingham, MA, November 3


2016

“A Non-Traditional Path to Podcasting,” Podcast Movement, Chicago, IL, July

2016

“Crowdfunding Your Podcast,” Florida Podfest, Tampa, FL, February

2015

“Digital History and ​Ben Franklin’s World​,” Graduate Seminar, Colorado State University, October

2015

“History & Podcasting,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA, October

2015

“Tips for How to Launch Your Podcast,” Podcast New England, Boston, MA, June

2015

"Sharing Your Passion for History: Blogs, Podcasts, Books, and More," History Camp, Boston, MA, March

History 2018

“Changing Stations: Radio Lessons for Tomorrow’s Podcasters,” Podcast Movement, Philadelphia, PA, July

2017

“The New England Invasion of New York,” Oneida County History Center, Utica, NY, April

2015

“Researching in the Archives: An Historical Adventure,” Great Lakes College Association Boston Summer Seminar, June

2015

"Soldiers in Our Homes: The French and Indian War & Quartering in Albany, New York, 1756-1763," History Camp, Boston, MA, March

2014

“The Second New England: New York and the Post-Revolution New England Migration, 1783-1830,” History Camp, Cambridge, MA, March

2014

“From ‘Folly’ to Great Idea: The History of the Erie Canal and How it Transformed America,” History Camp, Cambridge, MA, March

2014

“How the Patriots Almost Lost the Battle of Saratoga: Yankee-Yorker Jealousy in the Commissary Department,” History Camp, Cambridge, MA, March

2014

“Getting to the Malleable Ph.D.,” American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., January 4


2012

“Albany After the Revolution: An American City in Transition,” Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY, March

2010

“Mobs, Riots, and Revolution: Albany, 1754-1775,” Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY, November

2009

“Albany in the Revolution,” Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY, May

2008

“Gutters and Street Paving: Elkanah Watson, the New England Migration, and the Improvement of Albany, New York in the Early Republic,” New York State Library, December

2008

“Gutters and Street Paving: Elkanah Watson, the New England Migration, and the Improvement of Albany, New York in the Early Republic,” Hudson Valley Community College, December

2008

“The Post-Revolution New England Migration into Albany, New York,” State University of New York at Potsdam, April

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS 2018 “New York and the New Nation,” Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age: Thomas Paine’s Publishing Networks, Past and Present, New Rochelle, NY, October 2016

“Podcasts and the Future of Historical Scholarship,” USC-Huntington American Origins Seminar, San Marino, CA, October

2016

“New Netherland Emerging Scholars Live Podcast Interview,” New Netherland Institute Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, September

2016

“How Podcasts Spread Historical Ideas, Thinking, and Create History Advocates,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, New Haven, CT, July

2016

“Drafting History for the Digital Public,” National Council on Public History, Baltimore, MD, March

2015

“Degrees of Britishness: The People of Albany, New York, and Questions of Cultural Community Membership, 1763-1775,” Boston Area Early American History Seminar, March 5


2014

“Memory, Community, Loyalty: Albany, New York During the American Revolution, 1763-1776,” Conference on New York State History, Poughkeepsie, NY, June

2013

“Europe, the Caribbean, and China: The Trading Places and Personal Connections of New York Merchants, 1750-1800,” American Historical Association, New Orleans, LA, January

2011

“Dutchmen, Britons, and Americans: War, Riots, and the Search for Identity in Albany New York, 1754-1776,” Omohundro Institute Conference, New Paltz, NY, June

2009

“New England Invasion: The Post-Revolution New England Migration and its Role in the Development of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys,” Western Frontier Symposium, Johnstown, NY, October

2007

“Gutters and Street Paving: Elkanah Watson and the Improvement of Albany’s Landscape,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Worcester, MA, July

2004

“Judah Touro: Jewish Philanthropist,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic,” Providence, RI, July

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS Interviews: 2019 “​Q&A: Ben Franklin’s World​,” ​Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association​, April 2019

“​The History of History Podcasting​,” ​Dead Ideas,​ February

2019

“​Podcasting in Academia with Liz Covart​,” ​Between 2 Mics​, February

2018

“​Writing the Declaration of Independence​,” ​Shaping Opinion,​ June

2018

“​Benjamin Franklin: Diplomat, Polymath, and Member of 18th Century Jet Set​,” ​History Unplugged,​ June

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2018

“​Episode 88: Liz Covart​,” ​Amerikan Rambler with Colin Woodward,​ March

2017

“​‘Ben Franklin’s World’: A Fascinating American History Podcast,​” GeekDad,​ January

2016

“​Interview with Liz Covart of the Ben Franklin’s World Podcast​,” ​All Access Media,​ August

2016

“​Trade, Taxes, and a Tea Party: Money in Ben Franklin’s Time with Liz Covart​,” ​Stacking Benjamins​ ​Podcast,​ August

2016

“​Inside ​Ben Franklin’s World: ​An Interview with Podcaster Liz Covart​,” American Historical Association, April

2016

Author of the Month​, Boston Athenæum, January

2015

Episode 26​, ​Spinning Logic Podcast,​ December

2015

Episode 196​, ​BizChix Podcast,​ October

2015

Episode 43​, ​Podcast Junkies,​ June

2015

Liz Covart, “Ben Franklin’s World​,” ​The Historians with Bob Cudmore​, May

2015

Episode 18: The Coming of the American Revolution​, ​The JuntoCast,​ ​ ​May

2015

“​Interview: Liz Covart of Ben Franklin’s World​,” ​The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History,​April

2015

Season 1​, multiple episodes, ​The Podcast Producers​, April

2015

Episode 15​, ​American History Untucked,​ February

2014

Episode 14: Popular Protest in Early America​,​The​ ​JuntoCast,​ December

2014

“​How One Local Historian is Using Google Glass to Unlock New England Secrets of Yore​,” ​BostInno​, April

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Mentions: 2015

“​19 History Podcasts That Will Delight Your Brain​,” ​Mental Floss,​ May

Magazines: “A Cashless Society: Wave of the Future, Circumstance of the Past, Part II,” ​ ​Journal of the Early Americas​, Vol. 3, Issue 3 (July/August 2013) “A Cashless Society: Wave of the Future, Circumstance of the Past, Part I,” ​Journal of the Early Americas​, Vol. 3, Issue 2 (May/June 2013)

Digital Magazines: “​We Are One: Mapping America’s Road From Revolution to Independence​,” ​Journal of the American Revolution,​ May 6, 2015 “​The American Revolution Comes to Albany, New York, 1756-1776​,” ​Journal of the American Revolution,​ August 14, 2014 “​Silas Deane, Forgotten Patriot​,” ​Journal of the American Revolution​, July 30, 2014 “​Planning the Final Action: George Washington and Rochambeau, May 1781​,” ​Journal of the American Revolution​, May 15, 2014 “​A Very Special Boston Tea Party Reenactment​,” ​Journal of the American Revolution,​ January 9, 2014 “​1763: A Revolutionary Peace Exhibit​,” ​Journal of the American Revolution​, September 3, 2013 “Searching for Loyalists at Boston Harborfest, Parts ​1​, ​2​, ​3​” ​Journal of the American Revolution,​ July 29-31, 2013 “​Bunker Hill Monument and Memory​,” ​Journal of the American Revolution​, June 18, 2013

Newspapers: “​Nick Kristof Ought to Be Paying Attention to History Camp​,” ​History News Network​, March 24, 2014

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“​British grenadier’s cap from R.I. Historical Society restored for Boston exhibit​,” Providence Journal,​ September 29, 2013 Guest Blog Posts: “​Podcasting History in Public​,” ​Uncommon Sense: The Blog,​ April 3, 2019 “​Doing History: The Power of Biography,​” ​Uncommon Sense: The Blog,​ November 26, 2018 “​Getting the iTunes Feature​,” ​Uncommon Sense: The Blog,​ July 6, 2017 “​Writing Early American History with Sound​,” ​Uncommon Sense: The Blog,​ April 12, 2017 “​Fear in the Revolutionary Americas’ Conference Recap,​” ​The Junto​, November 14, 2014 “​Mormonism at the New York State History Conference​,” ​The Way of Improvement Leads Home,​ June 19, 2014 “​Writing History for the Public​,” ​The Way of Improvement Leads Home,​ January 4, 2014 “​The Art of the Obituary​,” ​The Way of Improvement Leads Home,​ January 3, 2014 “​The Dutch Revolt and New Netherland: The 36th Annual New Netherland Seminar​,” The Junto,​ ​ October 17, 2013

SERVICE TO PROFESSION 2019-2022 Digital Initiatives Committee, Massachusetts Historical Society 2018-2019

Conference Program Committee, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

2016-Present

Lapidus Initiative Advisory Council, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

2015-Present

Social Media Advisory Committee, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

2014-2017

Nominating Committee, New England Historical Association

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2013-2016

Volunteer Docent, Boston By Foot

2013-2015

Volunteer, South End Historical Society

2009-2012

Library Volunteer, Albany Institute of History and Art

2007-2011

Volunteer, New York State Museum

2008

Cunningham Research Fellowship Committee, New York State Library

2007-2010

Van Schaick Mansion Oversight Committee, Peter Gansevoort Chapter NSDAR

2006-2007

History Department Library Proctor, University of California-Davis

2005

Graduate Student Committee Member Faculty Search, University of California-Davis

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE 2017-Present

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Digital Projects Editor

2016-2017

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Assistant Editor for New Media

2013-2015

Journal of the Early Americas,​ Contributing Editor

2001-2005

National Park Service, Boston National Historical Park, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

TEACHING EXPERIENCE Courses Taught: At Hudson Valley Community College:​ Interpretations of American History I Teaching Assistant: At University of California Davis: ​United States History, 1492-1865; United States History, 1866-Present; Western Civilization: Roman Empire-1516 10


LANGUAGES Dutch: Reading: Good; Speaking: Conversational; Writing: Good French: Reading: Can read with dictionary

AFFILIATIONS American Historical Association American Association for State and Local History National Council on Public History Organization of American Historians Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Boston Area Seminar in Early American History Boston AthenĂŚum Massachusetts Historical Society Colonial Society of Massachusetts Western Association of Women Historians Coordinating Council of Women in History

REFERENCES Available upon request

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