Summit Dinner with Advisory Board Members, Monticello, 2010

Vincent Brown

Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African American Studies, Harvard University.

Author of The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2008) and Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, 2020). Producer of Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness, an audiovisual documentary broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens.

Carolyn Eastman

Associate Professor of History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Author of A Nation a Speechifiers: Making an American Public After the Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

Max Edelson

Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia

Author of The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence (Harvard University Press, 2017) and Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina (Harvard University Press, 2011).

Eliga Gould

Professor of History, University of New Hampshire

Author of Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (Harvard University Press, 2012); Empire and Nation: The American Revolution in the Atlantic World, co-edited with Peter S. Onuf (Johns Hopkins, 2005); The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution (University of North Carolina Press, 2000). 

Cynthia Kierner

Professor of History, George Mason University

Author of Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson’s America (University of Virginia Press, 2004), Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (University of North Carolina Press, 2012), Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). 

James McClure

General Editor, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Princeton University.

Nadine Zimmerli

Editor of History and Social Sciences at the University of Virginia Press.