Conferences / symposia
I regularly participate in British and international conferences, such as the North British Association for Romantic Studies and the North American Society for Romantic Studies. Recent invited talks include events at Tate Britain, Cambridge, Cardiff, The Yale Center for British Art, and a conference on eighteenth-century things co-hosted by the University of California Multi-Campus Research group on material culture and Cambridge’s CRASSH). IN 2013 I will be taking part in a symposium on Blake’s manuscripts at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
I have organized Romanticism and Visual Culture (2000), Books, Scrapbooks and Albums (2006), and co-organised (with Sally Ledger, Patrizia di Bello, and Ella Dzelzainis) The Verbal and the Visual in Nineteenth-Century Culture (2006), and (with Catharine Edwards and Kate Nichols) Exhibiting Antiquity (2008).
I am also part of an international research network on 'The Disorder of Things: Predisciplinarity and the Divisions of Knowledge, 1660-1850', with Adriana Craciun (Univ. of California, Riverside) and Luciana Martins (Birkbeck). This network brings together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplinary cultures (including Literature, Art History, History, Anthropology, History of Science and Medicine, Geography, and Museum Studies) to engage with the imaginative possibilities of ‘predisciplinarity’.
Events related to this network include Romantic Disorder: Predisciplinarity and the Divisions of Knowledge 1750-1850 (London, 18-20 June 2008), 'The Disorder of Things: Predisciplinarity After Foucault' (24 Oct 2009), 'The Oceanic Turn' (Riverside); 'Curious Specimens' (V&A 15-17 April 2010), 'Order's Other Histories: Re-visitng South America' (Autumn 2010), and 'Inscriptions: The Material Contours of Knowledge' (10-11 March 2011).
My next project is a conference entitled Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle, which I am co-organizing with Stefano Evangelista (Oxford, 14-15 June 2013), an international conference on collecting, editing, performing, producing, reading, reviving Romanticism at the Fin-de-Siècle.