Presentations

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)

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