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Daniel Gorman Jr.

Daniel Gorman Jr. is a historian, teacher, and consultant.

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Conference Papers and Presentations

  • “Phantom Luminaries: Spiritualism and Paranormal Investigators in the Age of Disruption.” “Confronting Crises: History for Uncertain Times,” Organization for American Historians Virtual Conference on American History, April 2023 (date TBD).
  • I am also the organizer of this panel. Fellow presenters: Kate Hanch, Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm, and Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh. Chair: Margarita Simon Guillory. Commentator: Benjamin E. Zeller.

  • “Phantom Luminaries: Frederick Willis, Spiritualism, and Paranormal Investigators in the Age of Disruption.” Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar, Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library, Sept. 30, 2022. https://web.archive.org/web/20220919202349/https://www.newberry.org/09302022-daniel-gorman-jr-university-rochester.

  • “Closed Mouth, Open Mind: Lewis Henry Morgan and the Religion of Cognition.” “Radicalism & Reform,” 43rd Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Rochester, NY, Mar. 18, 2022. Also: “Belief & Identity,” 12th Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of History, Syracuse University, Mar. 26, 2021.

  • Co-author with Nigel Maister, Meaghan Moody, and Joshua Romphf. “Managing The Government Inspector: Staging a Virtual Play in a Pandemic.” DHSI 2021: Project Management in the Humanities, University of Victoria, June 9, 2021.

  • “Digitizing Rochester’s Religions: Piloting a Community–University Partnership in the Digital Humanities.” DHSI 2020 Virtual Conference & Colloquium, University of Victoria, Jun. 3, 2020. Also: Connecticut Digital Humanities (CTDH) 2020 Conference, Trinity College, Feb. 29, 2020. Abstract accepted to Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Digital Humanities 2020 conference, “Carrefours/Intersections,” Ottawa, Canada, July 22–24, 2020, but the conference was canceled because of COVID-19.
  • Co-author with Andreína Soto Segura. “Writing History Among the Tombstones: Notes from Har Hasetim.” “Making History Public(s): Presenting the Collective,” University of Michigan 2019 Graduate Student Conference in U.S. History, May 10–11, 2019.

  • “Fair Traveler: May Bragdon at the Columbian and Pan-American Expositions.” “(Im)material Culture: Identity and Agency in Commonplace Objects,” 28th Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference, University at Buffalo, March 8–9, 2019. https://gsa.buffalo.edu/ubgha/milton-plesur-graduate-history-conference/2019-2/.

  • Workshops at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, co-facilitated with Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough, E. Finkle, E. Henry, et al. Toronto, ON, Canada, November 2–6, 2018:
    • “Interfaith Café: Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue on Parliament Themes.”
    • “Interfaith Leadership for 21st-Century Professionals.”
    • “Harmony Among Generations: An Intergenerational Dialogue.”
  • “Abner Woolman’s Colonial World: Quaker Politics and Literacy Before the American Revolution.” Religion and Politics in Early America Conference, John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics and the Society of Early Americanists, Washington University in St. Louis, March 1, 2018. Also: 12th Annual Graduate History Symposium: “Singular Voices, Multiple Identities,” University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 6, 2016; 21st Annual James A. Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 19, 2016.

  • “Sarah Fenster’s Neighborhood: Demography, Community, and One Child’s Life in 1900 Jewish Philadelphia.” Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar, Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library, February 2, 2018. Also: Association for Jewish 49th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., December 18, 2017; Villanova Graduate Student Public History Symposium: “People and Place: The Making and Meanings of Har Hasetim in Gladwyne, PA,” Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, May 5, 2016.

  • “The Untold Stories of Mormonism Exposed.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Children’s/YA Series Books and Dime Novels Panel, San Diego, California, April 12, 2017.

  • “Toward the Evening Star: The Rochester Origins of the Latter-day Saints.” 11th Annual Graduate History Symposium: “Instability & Insecurity,” University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 7–8, 2015. Also: 20th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 28, 2015.

Events Organized

I have also given several invited lectures and presentations.

  • “Panel Discussion: Identity,” “Papers for the People: A Dime Novel Symposium,” Northern Illinois University Libraries, Nov. 5, 2020. Conducted over Zoom because of COVID-19. Full recording: https://youtu.be/BRk_sQzl5cU.

  • HASTAC Digital Fridays: “The Grad School Application Process: A View from the Trenches.” HASTAC and The Futures Initiative, Graduate Center, City University of New York, Sept. 20, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sQ1-9set2U.

  • “Many Ways to Make Your Way.” Keynote Address, Pearl River High School Honors Night, Pearl River, N.Y., March 6, 2018.

  • Historian Career Presentation. Franklin Avenue Elementary School, Pearl River, N.Y., January 10, 2017.