* “Pattern Recognition in a Pre-Digital Age: Wallpaper, Crystals, and the Science of Symmetry, 1880–1930,” Bilderfahrzeuge Lecture Series, Warburg Institute, October 20, 2021

“Lustrous Shells and Rotting Bodies: The Material Duality of the Chambered Nautilus,” Animaterialities: The Material Culture of Animals (including Humans), 2021 Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars, University of Delaware’s Center for Material Culture Studies, Apr 24, 2021

* “Putting the ‘Father’ in the ‘Father of Cambridge Anthropology’: Reading Alfred C. Haddon’s Letters Home,” What is a Field? A Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania, Apr 9-10, 2021

“Fixing and Fading: the material photograph over time,” (organizer), College Art Association (CAA), Chicago, Feb 12-15, 2020

“Wallpaper, Crystals, and Symmetry: Pattern Recognition in a Pre-Digital Age,” Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), Milan, Oct 25, 2019

“Biomorphs, Phyllomorphs, and Zoomorphs: Biological Explanations of Art-Making in Early Anthropology,” Society of Social Studies of Science (4S), New Orleans, Sep 7, 2019

“Tracing the Zigzags of Early Anthropology,” History of Science Society (HSS), Utrecht, Jul 25, 2019

“‘A Question of Permanence’: Debating the Causes of Fading Photographs, 1850–1900,” Fixing and Fading: Photographic Histories, Yale Center for British Art, Mar 25, 2019

“Scientists of Form: Craft and Morphology in the Late Nineteenth Century,” Shared Ground: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Craft Studies, Bard Graduate Center and the Museum of Arts and Design, September 21, 2018

“Evidence of Creation, Creation of Evidence: The Ambiguities of the Chambered Nautilus,” speaker and organizer of panel, “Specimens and Artifacts: Objects of Evidence in the Life Sciences,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Nov 10, 2017

“‘Evolution Made Easy!’ Henry Balfour and the Evolution of Decorative Art,” Southern History of Science and Technology (SoHoST) Conference, Vanderbilt University, Apr 8, 2017

“Slavery and William Bartram: The Complicated Relationship of Race and Friendship in Colonial America,” Yale Center for British Art, Apr 18, 2016

“Fishes of Fortune: Intellectual Property and the Goldfish Trade,” Material Culture Lunch Group, Yale University, Feb 11, 2016

“How the Great New York Aquarium was Made and Lost,” Lost Museums: A Symposium on the Ephemerality & Afterlives of Museums & Collections, Brown University & The Rhode Island School of Design, May 7, 2015

“Henry Hitchings and the American West,” Writing Fieldwork Symposium, Princeton University, Apr 24, 2015

“Breeding Profits: Goldfish, Heredity and Intellectual Property,” Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology (JAS Bio), Yale University, Mar 28, 2015

*Invited talks

Image: Richard Owen, Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (London: Richard Taylor, 1832), plate I.
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