Upcoming Talks

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

Recent Talks

“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.

“Digital Medieval Studies in 2017: Precedents, Pathways, Futures.” Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis Seminar Series. Stanford University (Stanford, CA), October 31, 2017.

“Interpreting the British History across Time: Trojan Genealogies in Welsh Manuscripts.” Space-Time Continuum and Medieval Manuscripts. 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI), May 13, 2017.

“Reading Geoffrey of Monmouth in the Anglo-Welsh March.” Celtic Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC), April 28, 2017.

“Hagiography as Border Writing in the Anglo-Welsh March.” Old English at MLA Session 4: Indefinable Boundaries. Modern Language Association Annual Convention (Philadelphia, PA), January 7, 2017.