"The Making of The I Don't Care Girl." Featured presenter on select panel at the Society for U.S. Intellectual History annual conference, New York; November 2012.
"Mia's World." Featured guest on Internet radio program on Centanni Broadcasting (archived at CentanniBroadcasting.com); July 2011.
"Cyclonic: The Dance and Life of Eva Tanguay." Featured speaker and performer. Multimedia event with live music by Mary Lorson and the Soubrettes. Sponsored by the Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, New York; March 2010.
"Women in Vaudeville." Panel presentation. National Communication Association 94th Annual Convention, San Diego, California; November 2008.
"Darryl Zanuck and the Making of "The 'I Don't Care' Girl'." Featured plenary speaker. Literature-Film Association. University of Kansas, Lawrence; October 2007.
"Eva Tanguay and Popular Hollywood Film." Presentation given by invitation. Tanguay Family Association and Dudswell Historical Association, Dudswell, Quebec; June 2007.
"Artifacts of the American Entertainment Industry: Vaudeville, Broadway, and the Silent Screen." Panel presentation. American Historical Association. Seattle; January 2005.
"The Performance of Culture at Light's Golden Jubilee." Panel presentation on Edward Bernays, the so-called "father of PR," and the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Edison's invention of electric light. Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Toronto; August 1996.
"Vaudeville and Early Film." Panel presentation. Popular Culture Association. Las Vegas; March 1996.
"Vaudeville, the City, and the World: Negotiations in American Culture, 1880-1917." Panel presentation. Society for Cinema Studies; March 1996.
"All the World's a Stage: Vaudeville, Early Film, and the Rise of American Neo-Colonialism." Panel presentation. "Why Theatre?" Conference. University of Toronto; November 1995.
"'Movie-Baiting' in New York During the Silent Era: Popular Discourse and the New York Times." Panel presentation. Society for Cinema Studies. March 1995.
"Should the Entremeses of Cervantes Have Failed?: Theoretical Questions in Historical Perspective." Panel presentation. East Central Theatre Conference. Wilmington, Delaware; February 1995.
Three Vaudeville Women: Marie Dressler, May Irwin, and Eva Tanguay. Featured expert in documentary film directed by Kathleen Golden; 2008.
The Original Mermaid: The Amazing Story of Annette Kellerman. Featured expert in documentary film directed by Michael Cordell for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; 2002.
"Eva Tanguay, première superstar américaine," interviewed and quoted in newspaper article by Isabelle Paré, in Le Devoir, 11 March 2010.
Contemporary Authors, "Something About the Author." Published in widely-used reference book publish by Thomson Gale, 2007-08.
REVIEWS OF BLUE VAUDEVILLE
"This well-written, thoughtful book is more ambitious in scope than its title. In the first half of the book, Erdman provides a concise overview of vaudeville in its maturing phase and examines show business of the early Twentieth Century within the framework of other industries of the time and the marketing strategies they employed to convince the public of the superiority of mass-produced goods over handmade and customized products." -- Amazon.com
"I was, as will be clear, arrested by narrative strands in a book that has plenty of other things to recommend it." -- Leigh Woods, Theatre Survey (May 2005).
"Recommended." -- R. Sugarman, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (May 2005).