Upcoming Presentations:

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Past Presentations:

Invited Talks

“When Heretics Might Not Burn: Two Stories from the Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Rhineland.” Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. October 26, 2015.

“Hell, Burning Alive, and Human Societies at Orleans in 1022.” Amherst College, Amherst, USA. March 10, 2014.

Conference Activity

Panels Organised

“Shock.” Powerful Emotions/Emotions and Power c.400-1850. University of York, UK. June 28, 2017.

Papers Presented

“Like Rejoices in Like: Interpreting the Similarity Between Good and Evil in the Context of Reform and Heresy.” The 14th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society of Paris. Laboratoire de médiévistique occidentale de Paris de l’Université Paris I–Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, FR. July 1, 2017.

“What Do We Do With this Unexpected Thing: Shock and finding Purpose in Twelfth-Century Latin Texts.” Powerful Emotions/ Emotions and Power c. 400-1850. University of York, York, UK. June 28, 2017.

“Fighting the Phantom: Coover’s The Public Burning and Burning Medieval Heretics.” The 11th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. February 9, 2017.

“Maidens Who Cannot Be Saved: Portrayals of Heretical Women and Community in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Century.” Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group 2016 Symposium. University of Western Australia, Perth, AU. October 8, 2016.

“Love of Learning and a Love of the World: Visionary Hermeneutics and Studying to Forget.” Passions for Learning. University of Western Australia, Perth, AU. November 5, 2015.

“Pulling Something from the Fire: Expulsion and Purgation in Accounts of Heresy.” Religion and (the Master) Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Practice. University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. October 24, 2015.

“Pondering a Way to Die: Imagining the Archive and the Destructive Past at Lovecraft’s Miskatonic University.” 2015 Meeting of the BABEL Working Group. University of Toronto, CA. October 9, 2015.

“A Body Without Blood: Augustine, Origen, and Manichaeism on the Flesh of the Resurrection Body in the De fide et symbolo.” Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group 2015 Symposium. University of Western Australia, Perth, WA. September 12, 2015.

“The Role of Emotion in Travel Between Worlds in Medieval Visionary Journeys.” Medieval Academy of America. University of California, Los Angeles, USA. April 12, 2014.

“The Mediation of the Dead in the Liber revelationum of Peter of Cornwall.” American Catholic Historical Association. Washington, D. C., USA. January 4, 2014.

“Imaginary Encounters: Meeting Evil in the World of Images.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, USA. May 9-12, 2013.

“In a Corporeal Flame: The Development of the Materiality of Hellfire before the Resurrection in Western Eschatology.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, USA. May 10-13, 2012.

“The Liber revelationum of Peter of Cornwall.” MARCO Manuscript Workshop. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. February 4, 2012.

“‘With His Own Bodily Eyes’: The Other World, Materiality, Doubt and Proof in the Tractatus de Purgatorio sancti Patricii.” California Medieval History Seminar. Huntington Library, USA. May 12, 2007.

Campus Talks

“The Limits of Tolerance: Arguments for and Against Religious Violence in the High Middle Ages.” Institute for Advanced Studies. University of Western Australia, Perth, AU. May 11, 2016. Available as a podcast on iTunes.

“Travel to Worlds We Desire: Historians’ Investment in the Past and Medieval Visionaries’ Investment in the Other World.” Medieval Studies Undergraduate Society of St. Michael’s College. Toronto, CA. April 22, 2014.

“What Kind of Doubt are We Talking About? Reading Peter of Cornwall’s Book of Revelations.” Works in Medieval Studies Series. University of Toronto, CA. March 18, 2011.