Presentations

2017: “What is Digital Humanities? Trends, Possibilities, and Limits,” keynote speaker, What is Digital Humanities? Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 21.

2017: “Tropy: A Digital Image Management Tool for Humanities Researchers,” Digital Humanities Demonstration, Organization of American Historians, April 6-9.

2017: “Digital Harlem, Visualization, and Data in the Humanities,” keynote speaker, 9th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America, February 3.

2017: “The Changing Boundaries Between Individual and Collaborative Digital History,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 6.

2017: “Tropy: Software to Organize the Digital Photographs You Take in Your Research,” Poster, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Denver, January 7.

toronto2016: “Private Detectives and the Invasion of Privacy,” American Society for Legal History Annual Conference, Toronto, October 28.

aslh2016: “Mapping Legal History: Digital Harlem,” Digital Legal History Workshop, American Society for Legal History Annual Conference, Toronto, October 27.

mac2016: “Mapping the 1935 Harlem Riot: Visualization and Narrative after the Geospatial Turn,” McMaster University, Hamilton, October 26.

digital-harlem2016: “Toward a Spatial Narrative of the 1935 Harlem Riot: Mapping and Storytelling after the Geospatial Turn,” New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Mapping History Digitally: An International Workshop and Conference, German Historical Institute, October 20.

2016: “Licensed to Watch, Listen, and Enter: Private Detectives and Privacy in the US, 1880-1940,” Law and Society Association Conference, New Orleans, June 2-5.

Unknown2016: “Putting Gender on the Map,” Women’s History in Motion, Columbia University, April 29.

NCPH2016: “Mapping a Riot: Harlem, 1935,” Working Group on Interpreting the History of Race Riots and Racialized Mass Violence in the Context of “Black Lives Matter,” National Council on Public History Conference, Baltimore, March 19

UF2016: “Using tools to find questions as well as answers: Conceptualizing digital humanities research,” University of Florida Digital Humanities Bootcamp, Gainesville, January 28.

Bryn Mawr conference2015: “Putting Women on the Map: Gender and Everyday Life in 1920s Harlem,” Women’s History in the Digital World Conference, Bryn Mawr College, May 21.

Sawyer2015: “What Was Life Like in 1920s Harlem?” Sawyer Seminar on The Ghetto: Concept, Conditions, and Connections in Transnational Historical Perspective, from the 11th Century to the Present, Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy, Carnegie Mellon University, April 24.

BigDataHeader_thumb2014: “Collecting Grains of Sand: Big Data and the History of Ordinary Individuals,” Big Data, Better World? A Transdisciplinary Studies Conference, Claremont Graduate University, November 21

Stony Brook2014: The Differences Digital Technology Makes: Humanities Research & Scholarship in the Digital Age, Humanities Center, Stony Brook University, October 29.

UHA Logo2014: The Long View of Digital Urban History: Roundtable, Urban History Association Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, October 10

Bard2014: “Putting Harlem on the Map: Visualizing Everyday Life in a 1920s Neighborhood,” Mapping New York Symposium, Bard Graduate Center, April 25.

cropped-header62014: “Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations (Panellist),” Digital Pragmata, Virginia Commonwealth University, April 8.

logo_penn2014: “The Differences Digital Mapping Made: Thinking Spatially about Race and Sexuality in 1920s Harlem,” Richard Shryock Lecture in American History, University of Pennsylvania, April 1.

dhf2014: “Behind the Scenes at Digital Harlem,” presented at Tools-and-Techniques in the Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, April 1.

Otago conf2013: “Private Detectives and the Paper Work of Surveillance in the United States, 1855-1939,” Paper Work: the Materials and Practices of Modern Information Cultures, University of Otago, May 24

Nottingham2013: “Joining the Crowd: Connecting a Digital History Project to the Web,”  Data – Asset – Method Network Workshop – So you think you’re an expert?, University of Nottingham, January 15

Nottingham2013: “Harlem in Black and White: Mapping Race and Place in the 1920s,” Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, January 14

Royal Holloway2013: “Digital Harlem: Researching and Mapping Everyday Life in 1920s Harlem,” Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, January 9

IHR, London2013: “Mapping Everyday Life: Digital Harlem, 1915-1930,” Digital History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, January 8

CCC2012: “Digital Harlem,” presented at the Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University,  December 11.

Sydney Teaching Colloquium2012: “A Standards Based Major: Refocusing the History Major,” presented at the Sydney Teaching Colloquium, 3 October.

2012: “Refocusing the History Major at the University of Sydney,” presented at the 2nd After Standards Workshop, University of Adelaide, July 8

2012: ““This Thing of Ours”: American Studies in Australia,” Plenary Session: American Studies in the Twenty-First Century, presented at the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Brisbane, July 6

2012: “Private Detectives and Privacy in the Early Twentieth Century United States,” presented at the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Brisbane, July 4

ASIS2012: “Private Eyes and Ears –The Emergence of Covert Surveillance in America,” presented at ASIS NSW, May 29, 2012.

2012: “The Challenge of Virtual Cities,” presented at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Milwaukee (April 21)

2012: “Putting the Census in Place,” presented at The 1940 Census: A Public Roundtable Discussion, Digital Humanities Lab, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 10, 2012

2012: “Putting Harlem on the Map,presented at Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting, Canberra (March 30)

2012: “Putting Harlem on the Map,” presented at the Australian Society of Archivists, ACT Branch, Canberra, March 29, 2012

2012: “The Company’s Voice in the Workplace: Labor Spies, Propaganda and Personnel Management, 1918-1920,” presented at the Department of History Seminar, University of Sydney (March 19)

2012: “Private Detectives and Privacy,” presented at Surveillance and/in Everyday Life, University of Sydney (February 20)

2011: “Lightning Short: Digital Harlem: Race and Place in the 1920s,” presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore (October 22)

2011: “Global Collaborations in American Studies: Learning From Practitioners – the University of Sydney & UNC, Chapel Hill,” presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore (October 20)

2011: “Digital Harlem: Race and Place in the 1920s,” presented at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York City (October 17)

2011: “Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars,” presented at the Lehman Center for American History, Columbia University (October 12)

2011: Keynote Speaker, “Digital Harlem: Visualizing Everyday Life in a Black Metropolis,” at Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts 2011, University of Nottingham Ningbo (September 4)

2010: “Digital Harlem,” presented at the Virtual Cities / Digital Histories Virtual Symposium (December 4)

2010: “The Company’s Eyes, Ears, and Voice in the Workplace: A Reconsideration of Labor Spying in Interwar Bag and Cotton Mills,” presented at the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Adelaide (July 2)

2010: “Mapping Everyday Life: Digital Harlem,” presented at Expanding Horizons: History, the City and the Web, University of South Australia, Adelaide (May 18)

2010: “Digital Harlem,” presented at Digital Humanities in Practice, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (April 13)

2010: ““We Are Very Anxious To Have An Intelligent [Woman] Worker’s Point Of View”: Gender and the Practices of Workplace Surveillance in Interwar Cotton Mills,” presented at the Organization of American Historians Conference, Washington, DC (April)

2009: “Mapping Everyday Life: Digital Harlem, 1915-1930,” presented at the Social Science History Association Conference, Long Beach, CA (November 13)

2009: “Digital History and Digital Harlem,” presented at “Writing American History,” University of Melbourne (June 5)

2008: “Disorderly Houses?  Sexuality in the Apartments of 1920s Harlem,” presented at ‘Let’s Talk About Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia and New Zealand, Macquarie University (October 2-3)

2008: “Black Metropolis: Mapping Harlem, 1920-1930,” presented at the US Studies Centre Research Seminar Series (May 13)

2008: “Mapping Harlem: Everyday Life in a Digital Neighborhood,” presented at the Organization of American Historians Conference, New York City (March 28)

2007: “Race, Religion and The West Wing: New Tensions in Who Americans Are and What They Believe — a Response to Prof. Bill Chafe,” presented at the United States Studies Centre National Summit 2007 (December 12)

2007: “Digital Harlem: Mapping Everyday Life in the 1920s,” presented at the Department of History Seminar, University of Sydney  (October 22)

2007: “Shifting the Scene of the Crime: Sodomy and the History of Sexual Violence,” presented at the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexuality, Yale University (September 24)

2006: “Watching Harlem,” presented at the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Conference, Launceston (July 12)

2006: “Shifting the Scene of the Crime: Sodomy and the History of Rape,” presented at the Organization of American Historians Conference, Washington, D.C. (March 21)

2005: “Harlem Undercover: Surveillance, Race and Nightlife in the 1920s,” presented at the Department of History, University of Sydney (May 31).

2003: “Seduction, Sexual Violence, and Marriage in New York City, 1886-1955,” invited presentation at the Social Science Research Council’s Sexual Worlds, Political Cultures Conference, Washington, D. C. (October 2-4)

2003: “The History of Sexuality and the Category of Age,” presented at the Roundtable on Sexuality: Its Histories and Futures, University of Sydney (August 1)

 2002: ““Boys, of course, cannot be raped:” Age, Gender, and the Modern Redefinition of Sexual Violence in New York City, 1880-1960,” presented at the Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (November 4)

2002: “Seduction and Sexual Violence Against Adult Women in New York City, 1886-1955,” presented at the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society Conference, Katoomba (July 12)

 2002: “Seduction and Sexual Violence Against Adult Women in New York City, 1886-1955,” presented at the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Geelong (July 7)

2002  “‘Jurors Are Anxious To Dispose Of The Case For Themselves:’ Law, Culture And The Treatment Of Women Who Charged Rape In New York City Courts, 1880-1960,” presented at the Department of History, Macquarie University (June 12)

2001“”Boys, of course, cannot be raped:” Age, Gender, and the Modern Redefinition of Sexual Violence in New York City, 1880-1960,” presented at the Department of History, University of New South Wales (August 29)

2001: “”Boys, of course, cannot be raped:” Age, Gender, and the Modern Redefinition of Sexual Violence in New York City, 1880-1960,” presented at the Department of History, University of Newcastle (NSW) (May 9)

2000: “Making a Case: Gender, Sexuality and the Evidence from Legal Records, 1880-1950,” presented at the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Sydney (April 27-29)

1999: “Making Right a Girl’s Ruin: Adolescent Sexuality, Immigrant Working-Class Legal Cultures and Marriage in New York City, 1890-1950,” presented at the Fulbright American Studies Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand (July 9-11)

1998: “Reluctant Heroes: Psychiatrists, Sexual Psychopath Statutes and the Construction of Expertise in the United States, 1930-1970,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Seattle (October 23-25)

1998: “Making Right a Girl’s Ruin: Working-Class Legal Cultures and Statutory Rape in New York City, 1880-1950,” presented at the American Bar Foundation Seminar Series, Chicago (January 26)

1997: “Separating the Men from the Boys: Masculinity, Sex Crime and the Prism of Age, 1937-1960,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Washington D.C. (October 30-November 2)

1997: “Now We See It, Now We Don’t: A Short History of the Persistent Ambivalence About Sexual Violence Against Teenage Girls in Modern American Culture,” presented at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis (May 29 – June 1)

1996: “Speak Like a Child: Age, Language and Sexuality in New York City Rape Cases, 1886-1921,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Chicago (March 28-31)

 1996: “Rape, Statutory Rape and Sexual Modernity in New York City, 1886-1950,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Atlanta (January 4-7)

 1995: “Signs, Marks and Private Parts: The Medical Jurisprudence of Rape in the United States, 1823-1950,” presented at the F.C. Wood Institute History of Medicine Seminar, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (October 15)

1994“Making It Right”: Working-Class Families and Statutory Rape in New York City, 1886-1916,” presented at the Carleton Conference on the History of the Family, Carleton University, Ottawa (May 12-14)

1993: ““Doing Away With Consent”: Rape, the Age of Consent, and Female Sexual Subjectivity in New York City, 1896-1916,” presented at the Third Social History Conference, University of Cincinnati (October 30)