Upcoming Talks

“Literary Border Crossings in the March of Wales.” Crossing Boundaries in the British Isles. 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI), May 13, 2023.

Recent Talks

“Marcher Perspectives on the Welsh Past.” Mortimer History Society Online Seminar Group: Medieval Wales and the Marches, March 22, 2023.

“Gerald of Wales: A Twelfth-Century Writer and Cleric.” Mortimer History Society (online), February 15, 2023.

“Visions and Revisions of the Past in the Borderlands of Medieval Wales.” Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), September 20, 2022.

“Digital Research in Medieval Celtic Studies: Successes, New Directions, and Opportunities.” Digital Humanities Beyond Modern English, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX and online), April 7, 2022.

“Marcher Genealogies from Llanthony Priory.” Celtic Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting, hosted on Zoom by Farleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ), April 2, 2022.

Roundtable, “Teaching Celtic Languages Without a Celtic Program.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention (Washington, DC), January 6, 2022.

“Reading Geoffrey of Monmouth in South Wales and the Marches.” Oxford Celtic Seminar, Oxford University (Oxford, UK), October 28, 2021.

“Geoffrey of Monmouth in Ireland? Cambro-Norman Identities, Prophecies of Merlin, and the Irish Sea Network.” Keynote Address, 40th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), October 9, 2021.

“The Reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth as Political Influence.” Pseudo-History Among the Celtic-Speaking Peoples: Medieval Propaganda? online conference, June 12, 2021.

“Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf: Old English Poetry, Translation Theory, and Heaney’s Ulster ‘Word-Hoard’.” Riverwoods Senior Center (Exeter, NH), March 22, 2021.

“Writing History in the Borderlands of Medieval England and Wales.” Faculty Research Presentation, Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH), November 13, 2019.

“Robert Hunter and British Traditional Ballads.” Long Strange Trip: The Culture of the Grateful Dead, Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH), October 22, 2019.

“The Welsh Past in the Romance of Fouke le Fitz Waryn.” The Celts and Their Neighbours in the Middle Ages. 16th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Bangor University (Bangor, UK), July 26, 2019.

“What is Critical Bibliography for Medieval Celtic Studies?” Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography New Fellows Orientation, Rare Book School, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), May 22, 2019.

“Visualizing and Analyzing Book Transmission Networks in Medieval Britain.” Digital Humanities Beyond Modern English: Computation Approaches to Premodern and Non-Western Literature, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), April 24, 2019.

Workshops on Middle Welsh and Old Irish at IONA: Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC), April 11-13, 2019.

“Family Histories in the Welsh Marches.” Medieval History Workshop. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), October 9, 2018.

“Family Memory on the Welsh Frontier: Reconstructing the Past in Marcher Chronicles and Genealogies.” International Medieval Congress (Leeds, UK), July 3, 2018.

“Collapsing Time and Reimagining Violence: The Politics of Memory and Affect in English Elegies for Welsh Princes.” History and Poetics with Suzanne Akbari. 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI), May 12, 2018.

“Memory and Violence: Welsh Elegiac Poetry for English Readers.” Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Workshop. Stanford University (Stanford, CA), April 11, 2018.