I have assisted with many events during the course of my PhD and postdoctoral career. Below is a list of academic events in which I either acted as organiser or played an indisensible role.
Global Approaches to Habsburg History: Perspectives, Potentials, Payoffs, and Pathways, Conference, Innsbruck, 2-3 June 2022
Grand narratives of the Habsburg dynasty and its lands in central Europe tend to obscure and overlook the rich connections between the Habsburg monarchy and the rest of the world. Hence the goal of this event is to apply global methodologies to a region too often maligned and left out of the worldwide picture.
The current programme can be found here:
The original Call for Papers can be found here:
Vom Alten abgrenzen und das Neue vorwegnehmen? Umordnen von Staat und Gesellschaft im 18. Jahrhundert in zeitlicher Perspektive, Conference, Rome, 22-24 September 2021
Together with Prof. Ellinor Forster (University of Innsbruck), we hosted a three-day conference examining the role of time and perception in the process of state and social reform in the long eighteenth-century. The event was held as a multi-lingual (English, German, and Italian) gathering at the Austrian Historical Institute (Österreichische Historische Institut/Instituto storico austriaco) in Rome and was supported by the FWF, the ÖHI, and the Italian Centre (Italien Zentrum) of the University of Innsbruck. The full programme can be accessed here.
Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions, Workshop, Rome, 17-19 December 2017
Together with Dr. Anna Vincenzi then at the University of Notre Dame, we successfully proposed and were awarded funding for conference-workshop to take stock of what we mean by the ‘Age of Revolutions’ nowadays. The conference featured novel approachs to integrate the research of existing and emerging scholars in the field over three days at the Global Gateway Center at Rome in December 2017. The conference programme is available here.
Gilder Lehrman American History Seminar, Accelator Course, Edinburgh, 2017-2019
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History aims “to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources” especially for K-12 students and teachers. From 2017 to 2019, I’ve assisted Prof. Frank Cogliano’s week-long seminar “Thomas Jefferson and the World of the Enlightenment” at the University of Edinburgh.
Transatlantic Seminar & Excursion, Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Virginia, 2016
Seminar Organiser & Excursion Coordinator
For ten years UoE, UoG, and UVA have held a monthly videolink seminar between scholars of American history in their respective history departments. I was honoured to be given the task of co-organising the seminar series for 2015-2016, which included liaising with my UVA counterpart, managing the software, and preparing presenters. My tenure also saw the first organised visit of the seminar participants, thanks to funding from the US Embassy London. I co-organised the five-day exchange for the seventeen scholars from the Scottish side to the UVA campus between April 11th-15th 2016. You can read an account here of the exchange as well as my own reflections here.
Researching International History, Doctoral Training Workshop, Edinburgh, 2016
In May 2016, I helped conceptualise and put together a successful funding bid for a two-day doctoral workshop on theory and practices of international history for fifty doctoral students from across Scotland and Northern England. Alongside PhD student presentations, we featured expert plenaries from more established speakers such as above, where I acted as chair and gave the comment.