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  • Co-organised The Work and Legacies of Charles Newton Study Day, UCL / ICS and British Museum, 12 June 2023.

  • 'Walls and Wonder: Finding and Taking the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Bodrum', GHCC Annual Conference: Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Making of the Modern Middle East: Global Histories 1800-1939, University of Warwick, 25-26 May 2023

  • Zooming In and Out: Experiences of Public Programming at a HE archive / library in a Pandemic’, Invisible Reconstruction Conference on 1 September 2021, UCL, University L’Aquila, Ritsumeikan University

  • ‘Fading Rainbows: engaging school audiences during the pandemic’, Catalysts for change: transforming our practices, collections, and communities through times of crisis, DCDC 2021, Online, 28 June - 2 July 2021.

  • ‘From Materiality to Spirituality. Post-Colonial Ethical and Cultural Developments and the Future of Museums’, with Lucia Patrizio Gunning, Heritage out of Control: Inheriting Waste, Spirits and Energies, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Online,  17-19 May 2021

  • ‘Politics in the Archive – Workshop’, with Daniel Payne and Indy Bhullar, The Library Transforming: Research Libraries UK 2021 Online, 17 – 19 March 2021.

  • ‘Education, the professions and fertility: Frances Wood’s statistical study’, Professional Women: the public, the private, the political – Women’s History Network Conference, LSE Library, 6-7 September 2019.

  • ‘In Partnership: Learning and Engaging with the Suffrage Resources at The Women’s Library @ LSE’, Education, College Women and Suffrage: International Perspectives, Royal Holloway University of London, 13-14 June 2018.

  • ‘Museum Fictions: Creating History through Objects and Display - Keynote’, Historical Fictions Research Network, Anglia Ruskin University, 27 February 2016.

  • ‘Fitting aesthetics and the archaeology of race’, The Aesthetics and Ethics of Archaeology, University of Durham, 6-7 November 2014.

  • ‘The Petrie Museum of “Race”’, UCL Joint Institute of Graduate Studies, 11 May 2014.

  • ‘Subtext or Main Text?: Xena and Spartacus in the Museum’, delivered by / with Amanda Potter, Classical Association Conference, University of Nottingham, 11-16 April 2014.

  • Respondent to Dr. Kate Nichols, ‘”Mr. Leighton’s present picture is not Greek but oriental”: painting the people of antiquity’, Collecting Greece in the Nineteenth Century: text, image, knowledge, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 13 February 2014.

  • ‘Skull Triangles: Flinders Petrie, Craniometry and Race’, Field Notes: Histories of Archaeology and Anthropology, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 25 November 2013.

  • ‘A Look at Anno Domini: Race Theory, the Bible and Egypt’, Visions of Egypt: Literature and Culture from the Nineteenth Century to the Present, University of Hull, 6-7 September 2013.

  • ‘Greek Faces? The Early Reception of Roman Mummy Portraits’, The National Gallery History Group, National Gallery, 11 April 2013.

  • ‘Francis Galton’s Centenary: Commemorating Contentious Legacies – A Case Study in Bethlem’, with Sarah Chaney, Challenging History, City University and Tower of London, 23-25 February 2012.

  • ‘The Case of the Petrie Museum: Resurrecting Hammers Mummies in the 21st Century’, with John J. Johnston, Cinema and Antiquity, University of Liverpool, 12-14 July 2011.

  • ‘Back to the Petrie?’ Talk and screening of film produced on restitution issues, Museums and Restitution Conference, University of Manchester, 8-9 July 2010.

  • ‘Lifelike Portraits or Funerary Goods? The Case of the Hawara Mummy Portraits’, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, 15-17 April 2010.

  • Respondent to Dr Elizabeth Prettejohn Keynote, Exhibiting Antiquity, Birkbeck University of London, 18-19 September 2008.

  • ‘Artist in the House: Mary Severn Newton’, Ruskin, Venice, and 19th Century Cultural Travel, Venice International University / Organised by University of Lancaster, 26 September 2008.

  • ‘The Role of Museums and Exhibitions in the Reception of the Classical World’, Panel with Kate Nichols, Current Debates in Reception Studies, The Open University, 18-20 May 2007.

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