Conference Presentations

2024

“Printed Prayer as Panacea: Vernacular Religious Print against Disease and Disaster in Early Modern Italy,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2024, Chicago, Illinois

2023

“Tracing Printers’ Marks: Reconstructing the History of Popular Religious Print in Renaissance Italy,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2023, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

2022

“Printing in the Margins: Early Modern Italian Printed Prayers between the Heterodox and the Orthodox,” RSA Virtual Conference 2022

2022

“Recipes for Faith, Protection, and Healing: Translating the Power of Holy Text in Early Modern Italian Printed Prayers,” The Tangibility of Translation, University of Galway and Online

2021

“Protective Private Prayer Pouches in Early Modern Italy,” Pockets, Pouches & Secret Drawers Conference, Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London

2021

“Praying with Popular Print in Renaissance Italy,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, virtual conference

2019

“Sensing Material Prayers: Touching, Hearing, and Tasting Devotional Text in Renaissance Italy,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

2017

“Exhibiting Ugly Things: Bringing Tiny, Quotidian, and Visually ‘Unappealing’ Objects to Life,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

2016

“The Writing on the Wall: Devotional Inscriptions in the Early Modern Italian Home,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

2016

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women’s Use of Holy Words in Early Modern Italy,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany

2014

 “The Word Made Flesh: Text, Religion, & Women’s Bodies in Early Modern Italy,” Early Modern Women, Religion and the Body conference, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

2014

 “Devotional Things: ‘Ave Maria, Gratia Plena’: An Italian Enthroned Virgin and Child from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Marian Votive Offerings,” Thinking with Things, 1500-1900, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

2013

 “Fairest of them all: Reflections on the Mirror in Early Modern Italy,” Chiasmi 2013: Cultural Materials/Material Culture, Graduate Student Conference in Italian Studies, Harvard University (in collaboration with Brown University), Boston, MA

Invited Talks

2022

“Noble and Virtuous: Sensing the Textile Arts in the Work of Italian Women Artists,” Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, invited in-person special tour in conjunction with the By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800 exhibition and co-sponsored by the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

2021

Noble and Virtuous: Women & the Textile Arts in Early Modern Italy,” Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, invited virtual lecture in conjunction with the By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800 exhibition and co-sponsored by the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

2016

“The Materiality of Miraculous and Intercessory Text in the Early Modern Italian Home,” Experiencing Devotion in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Sights, Sounds, Objects conference, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2015

“Consuming and Collecting the Ordinary and Everyday,” co-presented with Melissa Calaresu, Treasured Possessions Symposium, The Fitzwilliam Museum and the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

2014

“‘Metezela adosso con devotione:’ The Efficacy of Devotional Text in Early Modern Italy,” Early Modern Catholicism Network and Early Modern World Seminar, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

2023

“Documenting the History of Popular Religious Print in Early Modern Italy: Printed Prayers, c. 1460–1660,” University of Galway History Seminar, 6 September 2023

2022

“Plague, Prayer, and Print in Sixteenth-century Italy,” Centre for Antique, Medieval, & Premodern Studies (CAMPS) Research Lab, University of Galway

2021

“Printed Popular Prayers and Lay Piety in Early Modern Italy,” Print and Lay Piety, 1550-1800, November 5, 2021, Virtual interdisciplinary workshop

2019

“Sacred Stuff: A Case Study of Printed Protective Prayers in Early Modern Italy,” Wolf Humanities Center Mellon Seminar on “Stuff,” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2016

“Material Prayers: The Use of Text in Early Modern Italian Domestic Devotions,” Domestic Devotions Master Class, convened by Professor Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

2015

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women’s Use of Holy Words in Early Modern Italy,” Italian Department Graduate Seminar, University of Cambridge

2015

“‘Il teniate a le case vostre:’ Devotional Words within the Italian Renaissance Home, Religion and Material Culture Workshop, invited participant, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Workshop & Seminar Presentations

2023

“Documenting the History of Popular Religious Print in Early Modern Italy: Printed Prayers, c. 1460–1660,” University of Galway History Seminar, 6 September 2023

2022

“Plague, Prayer, and Print in Sixteenth-century Italy,” Centre for Antique, Medieval, & Premodern Studies (CAMPS) Research Lab, University of Galway

2021

“Printed Popular Prayers and Lay Piety in Early Modern Italy,” Print and Lay Piety, 1550-1800, November 5, 2021, Virtual interdisciplinary workshop

2019

“Sacred Stuff: A Case Study of Printed Protective Prayers in Early Modern Italy,” Wolf Humanities Center Mellon Seminar on “Stuff,” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2016

“Material Prayers: The Use of Text in Early Modern Italian Domestic Devotions,” Domestic Devotions Master Class, convened by Professor Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

2015

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women’s Use of Holy Words in Early Modern Italy,” Italian Department Graduate Seminar, University of Cambridge

2015

“‘Il teniate a le case vostre:’ Devotional Words within the Italian Renaissance Home, Religion and Material Culture Workshop, invited participant, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands