GHG - Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Events & Appearances

Please contact individual venues for further details. Dates and times are subject to change. Additional dates and locations will be added as they are confirmed.


Ongoing in 2021
"The Black Presence in British Portraiture Network" Podcast
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June 13
30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
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June 19
"Lucy & Abijah Prince"
Documenting the Early History of Black Lives in the Connecticut River Valley
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July 8
"Boyhood and India in The Secret Garden"
Boyhood: Re-examining an Edwardian Obsession
Watts Gallery
July 11
Jane Austen Society of North America
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Date TBA
North American Friends of Chawton House
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June 10
Plenary Speaker
31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
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Previous engagements

May 27, 2021
"Professor, Mother, Woman of Color"
Springfield (MA) Women Leaders Annual Conference
May 16, 2021
Panel on Group Biography
Annual BIO (Biographers International) Conference
May 16, 2021
Leading Roundtable on Writing 17th and 18th Century Biography
Anual BIO (Biographers International) Conference
April 27, 2021
"The Black Woman and Victorian Studies"
University of North Carolina
April 13, 2021
Panel: "Publishing Your Second Book"
University of Massachusetts Amherst
March 22, 2021
Consultant for "Mary Seacole"
"Homeschool History" Podcast (UK)
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March 3, 2021
"The Black Woman in Nineteenth-Century Studies"
University of Leicester
February 17, 2021
Wadsworth Atheneum
Hartford, CT
December 10, 2020
Five Colleges Lecture Series
"Sarah E. Farro: What a Recently-Discovered African American Novel Can Tell Us about British Victorian Novels"
December 1, 2020
Biographer's International Conference
Panel and workshop for first-time biographers
November 30, 2020
Lecture to the Department of English
"Sarah E. Farro: What a Recently-Discovered African American Novel Can Tell Us about British Victorian Novels"
University of Oxford
Oxford, England, UK
November 25, 2020
"What's New in Black British History" Conference
Interview discussion Britain's Black Past
October 30, 2020
Lecture to the Nineteenth-Century Research Seminar
University of Oxford
Oxford, England, UK
October 23, 2020
Black History Month lecture to the English Department
"Sarah E. Farro: What a Recently-Discovered African American Novel Can Tell Us about British Victorian Novels"
University of Exeter
Exeter, England, UK
October 15, 2020
Speaker for the "Fail!" series @ MIT
Cambridge, MA
October 4, 2020
BBC's "Private Passions," giving choices on favorite classical music
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July 27, 2020
"David Copperfield and Iola Leroy"
Plenary panel conversation with Professor Jennifer DeVere Brody, to open the annual Dickens Universe conference.
July 21, 2020
"Black Women and Victorian Studies"
Keynote for the British Association for Victorian Studies annual conference.
June 20, 2020
"Bijah and Lucy Prince"
Artists and Activists Conference
Northfield, MA
November 1-3, 2019
Panel speaker at Vassar College, for 50th Anniversary of the Program in Africana Studies
Poughkeepsie, NY
September 25, 2019
Lead speaker for panel in honor of Toni Morrison. Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA
September 17, 2019
Launch of my new edition of three Frances Hodgson Burnett novels with Central Park Conservancy
New York, NY
May 18, 2019
Panel speaker at BIO Conference (Biographers International), Leon Levy Center for Biography
New York, NY
July 13, 2018
Invited guest (no speaking role) at conference in honor of Cornel West, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
March 4, 2018
"My Journey to Faith and Back," inaugural lecture on Race and Faith. St. Thomas Church
Hanover, NH
December 4, 2017
Speaking at Modern Language Association
New York, NY
November 15, 2017
"Mr. and Mrs. Prince," Greenfield Public Library
Greenfield, MA
October 14, 2017
Speaking at Brattleboro Literary Festival
Brattleboro, VT
April 20, 2017
Panel speaker at Columbia University Faculty Seminar on 18th Century Europe. "Rediscovering Race in 18th Century Studies"
New York, NY
April 4, 2017
"Mr. and Mrs. Prince," Grace Church
Amherst, MA
March 16, 2017
Keynote speaker at Black British History Symposium, University of Central
Lancashire, UK