Calendar of Events
“Portrait of a Woman in Silk,” Material Culture Forum, Lancaster Historical Society, March 28, 2019.
“Art in a Time of Revolution: Reconsidering the American Revolution and the Mexican Revolution,” Center for Historical Research, Department of History, Ohio State University, “You Say You Want a Revolution?” Series, March 1, 2019.
“Domesticating Revolution: Patriotic Women, Military Men, and the Material Culture of Bringing Battle Home,” Department of History and the Humanities Institute, Wake Forest University, February 21, 2019.
“Portrait of a Woman in Silk,” at “Stuff: Anxieties and Aspirations of the Material World” Symposium, Wolf Humanities Center, University of Pennsylvania, February 8, 2019.
“Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Anna Maria Garthwaite, Indian Aesthetics, and Global Botanicals in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire,” for Scholar’s Day and Public Dialogues Day We’re All a Summary of Our Worlds, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. December 1, 2018.
Huguenot Month Talk, "Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Spitalfields Designer Anna Maria Garthwaite," for The City of London's Women: Work and Power Festival, London. October 11, 2018.
Rethinking America: A Roundtable in Honor of John M. Murrin, SHEAR Annual Conference, Cleveland. July 21, 2018.
"Uncovering Hidden Histories through the Portrait of a Woman in Silk," Summer Lecture Series: Reading Objects, Finding Histories, Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts, July 19, 2018.
“Material Culture and the Atlantic World” Lecture, “First in Business” Teachers’ Workshop, Mount Vernon, Virginia, July 18, 2018.
“Revolutionary Devils: Object, Image, Ideology, and Emotion in the American Revolution” and Comment for "Cultures matérielles et visuelles" Panel, "Les origines océaniques des révolutions atlantiques (vers 1760-vers 1850)/Oceanic Roots of Atlantic Revolutions (c. 1760-c. 1850)" Conference, Université d'été, Paris, France, June 4 through 8, 2018.
Royal Oak Foundation Lecture Series,"Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World," The General Society Library, New York City, May 17, 2018.
Royal Oak Foundation Lecture Series,"Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World," The Union League of Philadelphia, May 9, 2018.
“New Approaches to the American Revolution: A Roundtable,” Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California, April 2018.
Fourteenth Annual Yale American Art Graduate Symposium, Yale University. Keynote Address. April 7, 2018.
Fossieck Lecture, "Portrait of a Woman in Silk," SUNY-Albany, New York, April 5, 2018.
Folger Institute, Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures project, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington. "Flowers, Fashion, and the 18th-Century Dining Room." February 9, 2018.
Cambridge Things Seminar. Blythe House, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. January 24, 2018.
Visual and Material Culture Postgraduate Exchange. Queen Mary University of London; co-sponsored by the University of Delaware. Keynote Lecture, "Domesticating Revolution: Patriotic Women, Military Men and the Material Culture of Bringing Battle Home." London. January 17-19, 2018.
American Historical Association Annual Conference. Panelist on "Teaching with Material Culture and Historic Sites." Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.
University of Delaware, Center for Material Culture Studies. Workshop: Publishing for Graduate Students in Material Culture. November 30, 2017.
American Philosophical Society, The Art of Revolutions. Comment on 'Remembering Revolution in Material Culture.' October 26-28, 2017.
Université Paris Diderot (France). Moving Beyond Paris and London: Influences, Circulation, and Rivalries in Fashion and Textiles between France and England, 1700-1914. Keynote Address. Paris, October 13-14, 2017
University of Konstanz (Germany). Workshop: Material Culture Pedagogies. October 20, 2017.
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic 2017 Annual Conference. Panel: The Art of History in an Age of Revolutions, "Material Methods and Rebelling Colonists." July 20-23, 2017.
University of North Carolina Art History Colloquium. Talk on Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World. April 13, 2017. (Co-sponsored by the UNC Department of American Studies.)
Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting. Panel: The Politics and Profit of Printed Images in the Early United States, "Revolutionary Devils: Ideology, Image, and Emotion in the American Revolution." April 8, 2017.
Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, 2017 Annual Meeting. Plenary Roundtable: "British History After Brexit". Apr 1-2, 2017.
Massachusetts Historical Society, "Politics of Taste". Program: "Portrait of a Woman in Silk". March 23, 2017.
2017 Annual Martha Washington Lecture, Fred W. Smith National Library, George Washington's Mount Vernon. Flora Fraser and Zara Anishanslin discuss "Eighteenth-Century Women as Consumers on Both Sides of the Atlantic." March 14, 2017. (Made possible through a generous grant from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation of Richmond, Virginia.)
Dennis Severs' House, London (UK). Reading from Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the Atlantic World. January 25, 2017.
Institute of Historical Research (UK). Seminar on Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the Atlantic World. January 19, 2017.
Queen Mary Visual Cultures Forum, Queen Mary University of London (UK). Discussion of Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the Atlantic World. January 18, 2017.
University of Delaware History Workshop. "Devils, Cannibals, and the Ghost of General Wolfe: The Macabre and Violent in the American Revolution." November 29, 2016.
Princeton Colonial Americas Workshop. "Devils, Cannibals, and the Ghost of General Wolfe: The Macabre and Violent in the American Revolution." November 16, 2016.
Historic Deerfield: A Passion for Luxury: Tastemakers and Trendsetters in Early New England: 1715-1815. Lecture: "'Tolerably Well by the Force of Genius': Robert Feke, Painter." November 11-13, 2016.
Gunston Hall: Inside Out: Exploring Interior and Exterior Landscapes. "Designing the Botanical Landscape of Empire: Anna Maria Garthwaite's (1688-1763) Flowered Silks from London to America." November 3, 2016.