Selected Engagement with Campus and Community
“Strategies for Success: Myths & Misinformation – and How to Combat Them,” The Warrior-Scholar Project, Georgetown University, June 2017, June 2018.
WILL* Colloquium, University of Richmond, March 2018. “Constructing the Queen: Body, Gender, Sexuality, and Power in An Allegory of the Tudor Succession.”
“Bodies Foreign and Familiar: Encounters between Old and ‘New’ Worlds in the Yale Collections,” Sutton Trust Masterclass, Yale University, July 2015; also given at Rector’s Tea, Yale-NUS Summer Orientation, Yale University, July 2013.
“Before and after de Tocqueville: Americana and National Identity,” Discussion with primary sources in Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The Warrior-Scholar Project, Yale University, June 2013.
“Communicating Architecture and Design: Why Francesco di Giorgio Martini Illustrated His Trattati di archittetura ingegneria e arte militare,” Gallery Talk for “The Power of Pictures” exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, Oct. 2013.
“By Draught and Design: England, Architecture, and Identity.” Exhibition Curator, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, May-July 2010.
“Invented Bodies: Shapely Constructs of the Early Modern,” Exhibition Curator, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, March-June 2010. Gallery Talk, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, June 2010.
“Body & Land: Picturing the Ideal in Early Modern England.” Whitney Humanities Center, Fellows Luncheon, Yale University, April 2010.
“Observation & Judgment in the Humanities,” co-organizer of symposium, Yale University, March 2010; presented “Seeing Understanding: Vision and Revision in the Renaissance Invention of the Architectural Treatise.”
“Staging History in An Allegory of the Tudor Succession,” Art in Context Gallery Talk, Yale Center for British Art, Oct. 2009.
“The Utopian Impulse,” Exhibition Curator, Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, June-Sept. 2009. Gallery Talk, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, June 2009: “The Utopian Impulse: Constructing the Ideal in Early Modern England and the Americas,” Lecture, July 2009.
“To See and Understand: Word and Image as Persuasion in Filarete’s Architettonico libro,” Lecture, Medieval-Renaissance Forum, Yale University, March 2009.
Guest Judge, Plein Air Festival, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Boyertown, PA, July 2008.
“Why Renaissance Art Matters Today,” for Virginia State Quest Seminar Lecture Series on “What Moves Us?” University of Richmond, VA, Oct. 2006.
“Collect/Recollect,” Memorial Lecture in Honor of Pinkney Near, Chief Curator Emeritus of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, art6 gallery, Richmond, VA, Oct. 2004.
Other Selected Conferences, Papers, and Invited Lectures
Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Architecture in Honor of Marvin Trachtenberg, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2010. Paper: “Building the Architect.”
Lecture, Dept. of Art + Architecture, University of San Francisco, CA, 2010. “Museum Studies: (Re)Discovered Bodies of Early Modern England.”
Lecture, Dept. of Art History, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2010. “Building the Palazzo Medici: Structure, Strategy, and the Urban Fabric of Renaissance Florence.”
The Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2009. Session: “Reinventing the Old Master: Fact, Fiction, and Fabrication in the Afterlives of the Early Modern Artist.” Response: “Deliberations.”
The Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2008. Session Chair: “Quattrocento Architecture and Architectural Theory III.”
Lorado Taft Lectureship in Art, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2008. “Illustration as Persuasion in Filarete’s Architettonico Libro.”
The Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Miami, FL, 2007. Session: “Looking at the Overlooked in Quattrocento Architecture and Architectural Treatises II: Alberti, Filarete, Francesco di Giorgio Martini II.” Paper: “Disegno and Invenzione in the Architettonico libro: Filarete’s Interior View of ‘The House of Virtue and Vice.’”
The Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2006. Session: “Looking at the Overlooked in Quattrocento Architecture and Architectural Treatises III: Filarete.” Paper: “Filarete in Word and Image: The Illustrative Impulse and the Architectural Imagination.”
The Thirteenth Biennial Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies, New College, University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL, 2002. Paper: “Myth, Method, and Monument: The Unnatural History of the Palimpsest Wall of the Palazzo Vecchio.”
The Early Modern Graduate Conference, Claremont University, Claremont, CA, 2002. “Aliens and Outsiders: Beyond the Margins of Early Modern Europe, 1450-1750.” Paper: “Mapping Expansion: The Fertile Hybrids of Sixteenth-Century New Spain.”
The Annual Conference of the W. E. B. DuBois Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2002. “The Problem of Race.” Plenary session, shared with the artist: “The Problem as Self-Portrait: Lynette K. Stephenson’s ‘White Girl Series.’”
Conference, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 2001. “Laying Claim: (Re)Considering Artists of African Descent in the Americas.” Paper: “‘Perhaps There’s No Other’: Repositioning Identity and Identification in the Works of Samuel Beckett and Lorna Simpson (Through Each’s Other).”