Invited Presentations

Invited speaker, “Architecture and the Bed of Earth,” Five Colleges Symposium, 30 November-1 December 2023

Invited speaker, “Publishing with JSAH,” SAH Member Meet-up for Early and Emerging Career Scholars, 11 July 2023

Invited speaker, “The Bed of Earth: Where Architecture Meets Nature,” Fertile Furrows: Ruling and (Re-)Working Soil in the Early Modern Period, Warburg Institute, London, 27 June 2023

Invited speaker, “Publishing Essays and Articles,” Panel at SAH Montreal, April 2023

Invited speaker, “Renaissance Architecture and Natural History,” Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, 26 September 2022

Invited speaker, “Publishing with JSAH,” SAH Member Meet-up for Early and Emerging Career Scholars, 18 February 2022

Invited speaker, “The Embodied Experience of Architecture,” College of Architecture and Design, Spring 2022 Lecture Series, Lawrence Technological University, 3 February 2022

Invited speaker, “Architecture and the Senses in the Italian Renaissance,” New Books Network interview with Bryan Toepfer, 7 January 2022

“The Varieties of Architectural Experience: Renaissance Architecture and Multisensory Perception,” University of Toronto, 2 November 2021

“A Multisensory Approach to the History of Renaissance Architecture,” Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, 8 October 2021

Book launch: Architecture and the Senses in the Italian Renaissance. Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, in conversation with Nicola Courtright, Amherst College, 10 September 2021

Invited panelist, “Minority Scholars Roundtable 2.0.” Organized by Itohan Osayimwese and Lynne Horiuchi, SAH Minority Scholars Affiliate Group, 27 May 2021

Organizer and editor, “JSAH Roundtable: Constructing Race and Architecture, 1400-1800.” Commissioned short essays on the global history of architecture from established and emerging scholars, to be published in JSAH 80, 3 (September 2021) and JSAH 80, 4 (December 2021)

Respondent for talk by Saundra Weddle, “The Place-Based Networks of Sex Workers in Early Modern Venice,” Research and Academic Program, Clark Art Institute,  18 November 2020

“Architecture and the Senses in the Italian Renaissance.” Invited speaker,  graduate seminar led by Tracy Cooper on Sensuous Art History, Temple University, 16 November 2020

“The Senses, the Imagination, and the Early Modern City.” Invited speaker, Urban Spaces and the Senses, College of Environmental Studies, UC Berkeley, 9-10 May 2020

“Pavements and Pedestrian Movement in the Renaissance: Venice and Rome.” Invited speaker, Decentring the Flaneur: Global Histories of Walking the Early Modern City, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 15-16 November 2019

“Early Modern Urban Nature.” Invited speaker, Reading the City’s Histories through Visual Documents, 9th International Congress of the Italian Association of Urban History, 11-14 September 2019

Invited critic, UMass Amherst Department of Architecture Graduate Studio Reviews. Design studio of Pari Riahi, A New Type of City Dwelling: The Public-Private House-Museum, 14 December 2018

“On the Sensory Experience and Psychological Perception of Architecture.” Invited speaker, American Institute of Architects of Central Massachusetts, 22 May 2018

“Making Sense of Renaissance Architecture,” The Legacy of James Ackerman, chaired by Cammy Brothers, Society of Architectural Historians, St Paul 2018

Organizer and chair, Early Modern Sensory and Spatial Thresholds. Invited speakers: Jasmine Cloud, Aaron Stamper, Margaret Morse, Renaissance Society of America, New Orleans 2018

Invited chair, Architecture and Urban Development in 15c and 16c Rome. Invited speakers: Camilla Ceccotti, Maurizio Gargano, Giuliana Mosca. Roma nel Rinascimento session at Renaissance Society of America, New Orleans 2018

Invited speaker, Vanishing Coast Think Tank with Dawn DeDeaux, Cantor Gallery, Holy Cross, 20 February 2018

Invited speaker, Re-imagining Lincoln Center and the High Line plus Worcester Urban Fabric, panel discussion following screening of Diller Scofidio + Renfro documentary film, AIA Central Massachusetts, 26 October 2017

“The Varieties of Architectural Experience: Environments of Early Modernity and the Senses,” NEH Summer City/Nature Institute, organized by Thaisa Way, Richard Watts, Ken Yocum, University of Washington at Seattle, 13 July 2017

Invited speaker, workshop on Christian Time in Early Modern Europe, organized by Anthony Grafton and Carolina Mangone, Princeton University, 7-8 April 2017

Organizer and co-chair with Nadine Knight, Taking Refuge: An Examination of the Refugee Crisis. Invited speakers: Tim Slade (director of Destruction of Memory) and Pamela Karimi, Holy Cross, 29 March 2017

Invited organizer and chair, RSA affiliate session, Early Modern Senses and Spaces. Invited speakers: Nina Ergin, Niall Atkinson, Tom Nickson, Anatole Tchikine, College Art Association, New York, 15-18 February 2017

Invited session chair, New England Renaissance Conference (NERC), organized by Lauren Jacobi and Daniel Zolli, MIT, 1 October 2016

Invited classroom speaker on “The Varieties of Architectural Experience,” Wellesley College, 21 September 2016

“The physical Instauratio Romae,” Notre Dame Jubilee Seminar organized by Ingrid Rowland, Notre Dame Rome Studies Center, 11 June 2016

“Sensory Delights and Debates at the Baths of Diocletian,” Shoptalk walk, American Academy in Rome, 4 May 2016

Co-organizer of Architectural Reverie session with Christy Anderson, Society of Architectural Historians, Pasadena 2016

“Sensory Solace and Architectural Know-How,” Architectural Know-How, Renaissance Society of America, Boston 2016

“Destruction, Renewal, and Preservation of the Past.” Invited speaker, Rome Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, John Cabot University, 21 October 2015

Invited speaker to LVIIe Colloque Internationale d’Études Humanistes du CESR on Philibert De l’Orme, organized by Frédérique Lemerle and Yves Pauwels, Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours, France, 30 June – 4 July 2014

Co-organizer of On Foot: Architecture and Movement with Christy Anderson, European Architectural History Network Third International Meeting, Turin, Italy, 19-21 June 2014

Invited speaker, Historic Preservation studies, UMass Amherst-Hancock Shaker Village Historic Preservation Program, UMass Amherst, 8 November 2013

Invited speaker at Materialities of Urban Life in Early Modern Europe. Organized by David Gaimster, Tara Hamling, and Catherine Richardson, Centre for Metropolitan History and Institute for Historical Research, London, April 2013

“Current Research and Future Plans: The Ruin of the Eternal City and Beyond.” Invited speaker at Faculty Scholarship Lunch Series, Holy Cross, October 2012

“The Anxiety of Renaissance Lines,” PhD Talks Lecture Series at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard University GSD, April 2012

“Destruction, Renewal, and Preservation of the Past.” Invited speaker at Holy Cross Alumni Continuing Education Day, Holy Cross, March 2012

“The Anxiety of Renaissance Lines,” The Renaissance Line, Renaissance Society of America, Washington 2012

Organizer and panelist, workshop on Architectural Studies and the Liberal Arts. Invited speakers: Christy Anderson, Daniel Abramson, Joseph Alchermes, Robert Cowherd, Tahar El-Korchi, Thom Long, Ray Kinoshita Mann, Dietrich Neumann, Deborah Packard. Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies, Holy Cross, October 2011

“Antiquity through Time: Early Modern Approaches to Preservation Problems.” Keynote speaker, Conference on Historiography and Antiquarianism, University of Sydney, Australia, August 2011

Co-organizer and panelist with Niall Atkinson for Sensory Perception in the Early Modern World. Chaired by Fabrizio Nevola, respondent David Howes. Invited speakers: Christy Anderson, Michael Gaudio, Keith Bresnahan, Jenny Bird. Contributing paper: “Architecture and Sensory Perception in Renaissance Italy.” Renaissance Society of America, Montreal 2011

“Cultivating Antiquity in the Early Modern Mediterranean.” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Study Centre, June 2010

Organizer and panelist for The Mediterranean and the Past. Chaired by Rebecca Zorach, respondent Cammy Brothers. Invited speakers: Jonathan Ray, Kristine Hess, Karla Mallette. Contributing paper: “A Shared Legacy: Antiquity and Preservation in the Mediterranean.” Renaissance Society of America, Venice 2010

“Material Ruins: The Physical Remnants of Ancient Rome.” Materials in the Renaissance, chaired by Christy Anderson and Michael Cole. Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles 2009