Conferences Organized

Water in Anglo-Saxon England

IHR Colloquium, 25 October 2015

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London, UK 

Religion and Public Life

Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion, 1-2 April 2016

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Co-organizer and panel commentator


Invited Talks

2017

“Photogrammetry in the Classroom,” Digital Pedagogy Spring Showcase, Boston College

2016    

"Excavating the Past with 3D Printing" Boston College Libraries, Digital Studio Open House

“Medieval Material Worlds” Guest lecture HI319: Material Culture, Worcester State University History Department, Prof. Erika Briesacher.

“3D Modeling and Printing Medieval Baptism” Digital History Initiative Seminar, Boston College

2015    

“Baptism in the Anglo-Saxon World” Earlier Medieval Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, UK


Conference Panels Organized 

2017

Disciplinary Approaches to Baptism in Medieval Europe, American Academy of Religion, Boston, MA

2016

The Past as a Thing: History, Memory, and Objects in the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman World, The 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Let the Waters Bring Forth: Conceptualizing Water in the Early Middle Ages, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK.

2015

Ritual and Conversion in the Early Medieval West, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK.


Conference Papers

2018

“Digital Material: Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, and Medieval Objects,” What is Medieval History Now? Harvard Medieval Workshop Roundtable, The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

2017

“Baptism in the Great Rebuilding: The Origins of Medieval Fonts in England,” American Academy of Religion, Boston, MA.

2016    

“Material and Digital Approaches to Early Medieval Baptism,” The Material World of the Early Middle Ages, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR.

“‘Mighty and Barbaric’: Baptismal Fonts and Social Memory in Norman Yorkshire,” The 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.  

2015    

“Translating the Baptistery: Baptismal Places and Things in Anglo-Saxon England,” The Ecclesiastical History Society 54th Summer Conference, University of York, UK.

“Water and Oil in the Age of Bede,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK.

“Marking Baptisms and Burials in Stone in the Central Middle Ages,” A Thing of the Past: Material Evidence and the Writing of Medieval England’s Past, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Co-presented with Aleksandra McClain.

“Font as Church: Norman Baptismal Fonts of the Yorkshire East Riding,” The 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

“Bathing Susanna: The Gender of Baptism in Late Anglo-Saxon England,” American Historical Association & American Catholic Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

2014    

“Basins and Baptisms: The Material Culture of Water in Early Medieval Britain,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK.

“Baptismal Vessels in Early Medieval Britain before the Font,” Boston College and Durham University Medieval Studies Post-Graduate Conference, Boston College Theology Department.

2013    

“The Conversion of Edwin: Bede’s Concern for Easter,” American Catholic Historical Association Spring Conference, Stonehill College, Easton, MA.

2012    

“Kings as Catechumens: Royal Conversion Narratives and Easter in the Historia ecclesiastica,” The Charles Homer Haskins Society Conference, Boston College.

2010    

“Bede and the Devil: Baptismal Exorcism in Anglo-Saxon England,” The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. 

2008    

“Baptismal Instruction in the Age of Bede,” Approaching Theology and Religion Colloquium, Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, UK.

“From Nave to Chancel: The Metamorphic Implications of Anglo-Saxon Altar Placement,” Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, UK.