EVENT CONSULTATION, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, AND LECTURE WRITING

Too often, historical content is presented through dull facts and figures, only enjoyable by those with an extraordinary interest in military tactics or those who already have a deep knowledge base already. I work hard to develop presentations of historical events that attract, entertain, and educate audiences. With a focus on meaningful, clear communication and well-designed presentations, I hope to inspire audiences who may never have thought of themselves as “history” enthusiasts to learn more about the world before them.

Below is a selected list of lecture topics that I’ve previously prepared and delivered. All talks given through The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies unless otherwise noted.

I am also available to prepare or curate custom talks on these themes and more. Contact me at larissa.hayden@gmail.com to discuss further.

voucher by Alice Design from the Noun Project

Cultural History Lectures

  • The History of American Pop Music (with live musical accompaniment)
  • Beatlemania & The British Invasion
  • Meme Culture, Presentation Party Night for Internet Week
  • The History of Souvenirs, Brooklyn Museum

Frida Kahlo by Robyn Cadavona from the Noun Project

Art History Lectures

  • Illustrations of the Inebriated: The History of Painting the Drunk, Brooklyn Museum
  • The Art of the Olympics, Brooklyn Museum

Scroll by Flatart from the Noun Project

 

US History Lectures

  • The Dust Bowl
  • The American Civil War
  • Secret Societies and the Skull & Bones
  • Lifestyles of the Colonial Rich & Famous, Brooklyn Museum

Statue of Liberty by Maxicons from the Noun Project

 

New York City History Lectures

  • Brooklyn Icons, Brooklyn Historical Society
  • American Prohibition: The Drinking Game
  • Advertising in New York, Before the Mad Men

hourglass by Gimzy7 from the Noun Project

 

General History Lectures

  • The Black Plague
  • The Russian Revolution
  • Serial Killers of the World, Presentation Party Night