upcoming

  • Panel on “Reconfigured Knowledge Institutions,” with Patrik Svensson and Sofia Seifahrt, New Infrastructures of Knowledge conference, Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities, Stockholm, June 2017.
  • “On the Marriage of Philology and Media (Two 1960’s media archeologies), Program in World Philology, The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, NYC, originally scheduled for April 2017 (postponed).

recent

  • “Small Data,” Poetry of the Real: Archives – Values ​​- Futures conference, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Stab (Basel), June 2017.
  • “The Museum without Objects,” In Flux – Browsing the Collections conference, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, May 2017.
  • “Movability,” TED talk, Vancouver, BC, April 2017.
  • “L’archive éditorialisée,” Seminaire “Écritures numériques et éditorialisation,” Université de Montreal, April 2017.
  • “Uncomfortable (Revolutionary) Monuments,” Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, March 2017.
  • “Design du savoir,” Université de Montreal, April 2017.
  • “The Permanent Library of the Now,” Initiative on the “Past, Present, and Future of the Book,” Bucknell Humanities Center, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Feb. 2017
  • Liberal Arts Masterclass with two public lectures, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA, March 2017.
  • “Humanities Futures,” CHA Advisory Board Speaker, Center for the Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, March, 2017.
  • “La sorte dei saperi” and “Design del sapere,” Assessorato Università, Ricerca, Politiche Giovanili, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Trento, Dec. 2016.
  • Panelist, “Digital Humanities Centers and Libraries: New Models of Collaboration,” Harvard Library Strategic Conversations, Cambridge, MA, Dec. 2016.
  • “Uncomfortable (Revolutionary) Monuments,” Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colby College, Waterville, ME, Nov. 2016.
  • respondent, “Beyond Bounds — An Open Conversation on Library Research,” Harvard U, Nov. 2016.
  • “Public Library Futures,” Cambridge Public Library “Dream Big” initiative, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 2016.
  • Speaker, “Authenticity and Innovation Symposium on Libraries,” AIA New York / Center for Architecture, NYC, Oct. 2016.
  • “Lo humanistico y lo digital,” lección inaugural, Masters de Letras Digitales, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Skype lecture, Oct. 2016.
  • Conversation with Kyle Doerksen and Beth Altringer, “The Future of Personal Transportation // How will people move in the future?” AI-Kitchen Talks, Harvard U, Oct. 2016.
  • “Storytelling and Argument on Infra- and Supra-Human Scales,” Environmental Humanities Workshop, Harvard Global Institute, Harvard U, Sept. 2016.
  • “Knowledge Design,” Science Gallery and the Centre for Digital Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, May 2016.
  • Speaker, “Library Futures Symposium,” Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, May 2016.
  • Participant, “Curating Knowledge in the Social Sciences Under Digital Conditions,” Social Science Research Council, New York City, May 2016.
  • Knowledge Design,” Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, April 2016.
  • Keynote presentation and round table participant (“Librarians Discuss the Future”), conference on The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age, organized by I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Moritz College of Law, and The Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, Ohio State U, Columbus, March 2016.
  • Round table participant with Amy Ryan and Wayne Wiegand, “Reading / Place / Makerspace: The Future of the American Public Library,” School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, Feb. 2016.
  • “The Concept Foundry,” Centre for Communication and Computing, Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication,
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Feb. 2016.
  • “Knowledge Design and Digital Humanities,” Inst. for Design og Kommunikation, Syddansk Universitet Kolding, Denmark, Feb. 2016.
  • Round table participant, Future of the Library, with David Adjaye and others, Arts at MIT McDermott Prize conference, Cambridge Feb. 2016.
  • Keynote address, Platforms: Augmented Histories of Space, California College of the Arts Architecture / Experimental History Project, with support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
    January 2016
  • Plenary session on “New Mobility Trends” with Marco Montemagno (SuperSummit) and Alex Torres (Moovit), IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Forum Milano, Mico Fiera Milano Congressi, Milan, Dec. 2015
  • Masterclass on “Futures of the Book,” Humanities Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Nov. 2015
  • “Los datos como patrimonio cultural,” keynote address, Segundo Congreso Internacional: El Patrimonio cultural y las nuevas tecnologías, INAH Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, Mexico, Oct. 2015.
  • Round table conversation on “Libraries: The Next Generation,” with Dan Cohen and Andromeda Yelton, HUBweek, Oct. 2015.
  • Lecture/presentation/European premiere, Cold Storage and Toute la mémoire du monde, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, Sept. 2015.
  • Opening keynote, Global Digital Humanities, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) 2015 annual conference, Sydney, Australia, July 2015.
  • “Design du savoir,” Séminaire Humanités Numériques du Labex «Observatoire de la vie littéraire», l’Université Paris Sorbonne, May 2015.
  • “Print After Print” and “Cold Storage,” Textual Studies Program and Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle, April 2015.
  • “The Library Beyond the Book,” Indiana University College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana U, April 2015.
  • “Scales of Knowledge in the 21st century,” History of Science Seminar, Dept. of the History of Science, Harvard U, March 2015.
  • “What could or should or might knowledge look like in the 21st century?,” English Department, Vanderbilt U, mid-March 2015.
  • Knowledge Design,” HBS Digital Initiative seminars, Feb. 2015.
  • Respondent to presentation by David Basulto and David Assaen, Archdaily, INNOVATE series, Graduate School of Design, Harvard U, Feb. 2015.
  • Keynote address, MeLa (European Museums in an Age of Migrations), Triennale di Milano, Milan, Jan. 2015.
  • Keynote talk, Critique of Technological Reason conference, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Jan. 2015.
  • “Built out of bits and books (dreaming the library today),” Board of Trustees/Provostial Lecture, Smith College, Northampton, MA, Jan. 2015.
  • “Animare l’archivio: Strategie per trasformare il patrimonio culturale in patrimonio vivente e vissuto,” inaugural address “Corso di Cultural Heritage e Competenze Digitali,Istituto Luigi Sturzo / Fondazione Mondadori, Milan, late Nov. 2014. Viewable online at http://digital4ch.sturzo.it/local/staticpage/view.php?page=multimedia.
  • round table, “Design and Cultural Heritage,” Museo del ‘900, Milan, late Nov. 2014.
  • “Cold Storage: An experiment in generative publishing,” PhD Festival, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, late Nov. 2014.
  • “Afterglows (Animating Archives in the Tunnel of History),” Philips Luminous Talks series, panel with Adam Yarinsky and Kevin Dowling, The Changing Room, Parsons/New School of Design, New York, Nov. 2014.
  • with Matthew Battles and Joshua Glenn, A conversation about the future of the book, Boston Book Festival, Oct. 2014.

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a decade’s worth of invited lectures and conferences

  • A talk on The Library Beyond the Book, Information Design and Visualization Lecture Series, Northeastern U, Oct. 2014.
  • Discussion of The Library Beyond the Book, Warren Center workshop on Multimedia History and Literature, Harvard U, Sept. 2014.
  • “Cold Storage,” keynote address, Intelligences numériques international conference, Nantes, Sept. 2014.
  • “Il teatrino della pagina,” Giornata di studio su Bruno Munari, Munari politecnico, Museo del ‘900, Milan, June 2014.
  • Knowledge Design,” Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL), University of Utrecht, Utrecht, May 2014.
  • “The Future of Reading and Writing,” a conversation with Jeffrey Schnapp, Nico Melle, and Matthew Battles, LITfest Harvard, April 2014.
  • “Redesigning the Scholarly Book,” Program in Media and Modernity, School of Architecture, Princeton, March 2014.
  • “Temples of Books,” lecture and workshop in the “Rationalism and Rationality from Technocracy to Poetics” series, Program in European Cultural Studies, Princeton U, Princeton, NY, March 2014.
  • “La biblioteca (dopo il libro),” Fondazione Feltrinelli, Milan, Feb. 2014.
  • “The Magazine (Past / Present / Future),” Arts, Science, and Knowledge Program, Università Bocconi, Milan, Feb. 2014.
  • “I the Data – Citizenship in the Era of Big Data” keynote, SIO Congress, Milan, Feb. 2014.
  • “Recycled Architectures: Trento/Gjiri i Panormes/Bolzano,” Department of Italian, NYU, Jan. 2014.
  • “Arguing in Virtual Space,” Warburg as Curator – Arguing in Space exhibition project, Bard Graduate Center, NY, Jan. 2014.
  • Keynote, Digital Humanities Revisited — Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age, Volkswagenstiftung, Hannover, Germany, Dec. 2013.
  • Speaker, “Curating the Curatorial: An International Summit,” panel on Thinking Objects, School of Visual Arts, Nov. 2013.
  • Panelist, “Designing the Future of Knowledge,” Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Nov. 2013.
  • “From Archive to Arch(l)ive,” New England Archivists Fall 2013 Symposium: Giving Color to Ideas, Oct. 2013.
  • workshop co-leader, “Future Libraries Think Tank,” DPLAfest 2013, Boston, Oct. 2013.
  • “On Knowledge Design,” Boston College, Oct. 2013.
  • Workshop, joint Digital Humanities Summer program, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Oct. 2013.
  • Keynote, Meet the Media Guru, Internet Festival, Pisa, Oct. 2013.
  • Participant, “The Future of Print” panel, Print Culture: Past, Present, Future conference, Brandeis U, Oct. 2013.
  • three workshops (with Daniele Ledda and Pier Luigi Sacco), Siena #2019SI.EU Siena Capitale Europea della Cultura candidacy project, June 2013.
  • Cycle of lectures, workshops and talks on knowledge design and digital humanities, Liceus.com, Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain, June 2013.
  • “The Li(ve)brary,” Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2013.
  • “Full-Court Curation,” keynote address, Digital Curation conference, Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2013.
  • “Digital(?) Humanities(?)” keynote address, “Digital Humanities – Now and Beyond,” University of Aalborg, Denmark, April 2013.
  • Master Class, National Doctoral School, University of Aalborg, Denmark, April 2013.
  • Crystalline Bodies (a cultural history of tempered glass),” Radcliffe Institute, Harvard U, April 2013.
  • Chair, panel discussion on “Objects in Action,” Reality Matters: Teaching with Primary Resources conference, Harvard, April 2013.
  • Digital_Humanities roundtable and presentation, Getty Center, Los Angeles, March 2013.
  • Keynote, “Book Futures,” “Disembodied” conference,  Dept. of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley, March 2013.
  • “Digital Humanities Across the Spectrum” round table, Lamont Library Forum, March 2013.
  • “Digital(?) Humanities(?),” Dartmouth College, March 2013.
  • “A Conversation on Digital_Humanities,” De Bosis seminar, Harvard, March 2013.
  • Presentation of Venezianella and Modernitalia, with Paolo Valesio and Patrizio Ceccagnoli, Casa Zerilli-Marimò, NYU, Feb. 2013.
  • “metaLAB (a progress report),” Bard Graduate Center, New York, Feb. 2013.
  • Skype presentation of Digital_Humanities, with Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld and Todd Presner, UCLA Library, Feb. 2013.
  • “Archive 2 Archlive,” panelist, Conference on “Opportunities and Challenges of Participatory Digital Archives: Lessons from the March 11, 2011 Great Eastern Japan Disaster,” Rieschauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard U, January 2013.
  • Round table participant and discussant in “Design, In and Out,” xDesign conference, organized by the Design Thinking Group (GSD) and Design Club (HBS), Harvard U, Jan. 2013.
  • “The Pace of Epic,” Dante Society of America lecture, MLA convention, Jan. 2013.
  • “Lab Notes,” panel on Humanities Laboratories, MLA convention, Jan. 2013.
  • “What is an archive (today)?,” conference on “The Critical Archive” at Center for the Humanities, Tufts University, Nov. 2012.
  • “Teaching (design) Thinking,” lead lecture in the “Perspectives on Digital Humanties” series, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, University of Delaware; also at Center for the Humanities, Temple University, Philadelphia, Nov. 2012.
  • “Knowledge Design,” Digital Humanities colloquium, Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Smith College, Oct. 2012.
  • “The ABCs and XYZs of Bruno Munari,” University College, London, Oct. 2012.
  • “The Library Test Kitchen,” CRASSH, University of Cambridge, Oct. 2012.
  • “Next Stop on the High Line,” Cambridge Italian Research Network, University of Cambridge, Oct. 2012.
  • “Teaching (Design) Thinking,” Rice Design Alliance / Rice School of Architecture lecture series on “The Future of Architectural Education,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Sept. 2012.
  • Participant, “Global Forum on Innovation Leaders,” Alta Scuola Politecnica (Turin-Milan), Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, Sept. 2012.
  • Discussant, “Beyond eBooks: Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age,” American Association of University Presses annual meeting, Chicago, June 2012.
  • “Print-Plus,” Book Presence in a Digital Age conference, University of Utrecht, May 2012.
  • “Strategie per la curatela della città,” Smart Living Ivrea, Festival Architettura in Città 2012, Ivrea, June 2012.
  • “Man, Machine, Morality” keynote, Eventually Everything: The 2012 D-Crit Conference, School of Visual Arts, New York City, May 2012.
  • “McLuhan and the Electric Information Age Book,” keynote address for Innis, McLuhan, and the Media: Path to Enlightenment or Dead End?, U. of Montreal, Concordia U, UQAM, SAT conference, Montreal, April 2012.
  • “The Library After the Book” (Skype talk), BiblioNext: Libraries and New Learning Communities conference, U.S. Embassy to Italy, American University of Rome, April 2012.
  • “Building the DPLA,” MITH, University of Maryland, April 2012.
  • “Self-Reference,” The Future of Reference conference, Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program, Simmons College, March 2012.
  • panelist with Dana Vachon and Tim Sheridan, “But is it art? The Aesthetics of Social Culture,” SXSW interactive, March 2012.
  • “Panorama of the Cold War,” College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado, Denver, March 2012.
  • Scrivere digitale e vivere sociale,” Pensiero Digitale – leggere e scrivere nel terzo millennio lecture series, sponsored by Fondazione Mondadori/Feltrinelli/Corriere della Sera, Bocconi University, Milan, Feb. 2012.
  • “Umanesimo digitale — un laboratorio di idee,” fondazione Cariplo, Milan, Feb. 2012.
  • “xpClassroom,” Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching Symposium, Harvard University, Feb. 2012.
  • “In the Stacks of the Livebrary,” Brown University Digital Arts and Humanities Lecture Series, Feb. 2012.
  • “A User-Centered Future for Special Collections?” Medical Heritage Library, National Library of Medecine, Bethesda, Maryland, Jan. 2012.
  • “A metaLAB for the New Millennium” TED talk, Harvard College in Asia annual conference, Jan. 2012.
  • “The Archive without Walls,” IEEE conference on e-Science, Microsoft Research, Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 2011.
  • “The Annotated/Animated/Augmented City” + workshop, Dreamhamar project, Ecosistema Urbano, Hamar, Norway, Dec. 2011.
  • “Manifest Files,” “What Happened to the Architectural Manifesto?” conference, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, Nov. 2011.
  • “McLuhan and the Electric Information Age Book,” plenary talk, McLuhan Then/Now/Next Conference, McLuhan@100 Festival, Toronto, Nov. 2011.
  • “Some Notes on the Future of Notes,” Take Note workshop on annotation, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Nov. 2011.
  • “Recycled Architectures,” History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art Lecture Series, MIT, Nov. 2011.
  • “Luminotechtonics [A media archeology of the searchlight],” Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture, Harn Museum, U Florida, Gainesville, Oct. 2011.
  • with Kara Oehler, “extraMUROS,” Digital Public Library of America plenary session, National Archives, Washington, DC, Oct. 2011.
  • “The Electric Information Age Book (Remix),” ACL(x) conference, Penn State, Sept. 2011.
  • “Mapster,” Image-Media-Text Colloquium, U Conn, Storrs, Sept. 2011.
  • “Digital Humanities” plus round tables on “Digital Libraries, Archives, and Rights Registries” and “The Future of the Internet,”  iLaw program, Harvard Law School, Sept. 2011.
  • “O arquivo sem paredes,” Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2011.
  • Panel chair, Hyper-Public: A Symposium on Designing Privacy and Public Space in the Connected World, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard, June 2011.
  • “O livro electronico (Uma historia de familia),” O Futuro dos Estudos Literarios conference, Departamento de Letras, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2011.
  • “The User-Centered Archive,” TILTS III symposium, University of Texas, Austin, May 2010.
  • “extraMUROS (archives across walls),” with Robert G. Pietrushko, Center for Geographic Analysis/metaLAB conference on Geospatial Collaboration, Harvard University, May 2011.
  • Participant, concluding round table discussion, Harvard University Digital Summit, Harvard Business School, May 2011.
  • “L”archivio animato,” seminario di studi “L’archivio in rete: digitale e virtuale tra criticità e valorizzazione,” dipartimento Indaco, Design for Cultural Heritage, Politecnico di Milano, April 2011.
  • “Luminotectonics [A cultural history of the searchlight],” Encounters with the 1930s symposium, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, March 2011.
  • “Man of Glass,” Bard Graduate Center, New York City,March 2011.
  • “Knowledge Design,” Emerging Disciplines conference, Rice U, Feb. 2011.
  • “Digital Humanities 2.0: A conversation about emerging paradigms in the Humanities,” with Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp, Harvard Humanities Center, Feb. 2011.
  • Session leader “Classical Bodies/New Humanity,” Scholars Day, Chaos and Classicism exhibition, Guggenheim Museum, NYC, Nov. 2010.
  • Round table participant with Catherine Stimson, David Bromwich, and Leon Botstein, “Why, and What Are, the Humanities?,” Bard College, Aug. 2010.
  • Participant, Scholarly Communications Institute 8 [“Experimental Approaches to New-Model Scholarly Communication”], U of Virginia, July 2010.
  • Introductory Talk, Musagetes Foundation Cafe, Rijeka, Croatia, June 2010.
  • “Shapes and Sites of Knowledge in a Print Plus Age,” keynote address, Harvard Digital Summit, Harvard University, June 2010; “Thinking with Technology” lecture series, Harvard Humanities Center, Sept. 2010.
  • “Animating the Archive via Browser Native 3d,” Immersive Education Summit, MediaGrid, Boston College, April 2010.
  • Round table participant w. Richard Furuta, Geneva Henry, and Stephen Ramsay, “Changing Centers of Digital Scholarship,” Knowledge Futures Spring Forum, Hale Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, April 2010.
  • “Limiti di velocità: lasciti del futurismo,” XII Edizione Settimana della Cultura, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, April 2010.
  • “Touch and Transport in the Middle Ages,” Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard U, March 2010.
  • “Next Stop on the High Line: The Trento Tunnels,” Italian Academy for Advanced Study, Columbia University, March 2010.
  • “The Augmented Museum,” lunch talk, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard U, Feb. 2010.
  • “The Statistical Sublime” (full-length version), keynote address, “Futurisms: Precursors, Protagonists, Legacies” international conference, U of Utrecht, Netherlands, Dec. 2009; University of Notre-Dame, Global Modernisms series, Jan. 2010; Modernism Seminar, Harvard Humanities Center, Harvard U, Feb. 2010; U of North Carolina, March 2010.
  • “The Augmented Museum: A Miniseminar,” Roskilde University, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 2010.
  • Keynote address, “The Accident Waiting to Happen,” On Accident conference, Princeton U School of Architecture, Princeton, Dec. 2009.
  • Round table on “Questioning the Academy,” Art School: A 21st Century Question, Cooper Union, New York City, Nov. 2009.
  • “Digital Modernism,” seminar, Modernist Studies Association annual conference, Montreal, Nov. 2009.
  • “Modernism and the Digital Humanities,” round table discussion, Modernist Studies Association annual conference, Montreal, Nov. 2009.
  • “The Statistical Sublime,” Futurismo/Futurizm Avant-Garde in Italy and Russia, Yale U, Nov. 2009.
  • “Architecture and Knowledge,” Harvard Humanities Center, Harvard U, Oct. 2009.
  • “Makers of the Sixties,” Nowcasting seminar, UCLA Design and Media Arts, Oct. 2009; Modernism Seminar, Harvard Humanities Center, Nov. 2009 .
  • “Futurismo = Senso/Attualità/Design,” a filmed interview-conversation with Paolo Fabbri and Tiziana Migliore, to be presented in “Collaudi. Futuristi in Biennale,” Biennale di Venezia and Laboratorio Internazionale di Semiotica a Venezia (IUAV), July 2009.
  • “Let’s Talk About Sex: A Conversation between Paul Chan and Jeffrey Schnapp,” Making Worlds Conversations, curated by Steven Madoff, Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, June 2009.
  • “The Augmented Museum,” Metaverse U 2, Stanford University, Stanford, CA., May 2009.
  • “Gallery Talk: Jeffrey Schnapp and Michael Maltzan,” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, May 2009.
  • “A Sirikata-Based Humanities Metalab,” Inventio seminar (SHL/U. of Oslo), Stanford U, April 2009.
  • “First Measures,” “Futurism at 100: The measure of a century” conference, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies Harvard University, April 2009.
  • “L’ossessione del dinamismo: Provocazione o modello positivo?” Afuturist soirée with Gianluca Nicoletti, Ezio Godoli and Jeffrey Schnapp, Futuroma, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e della Comunicazione del Comune di Roma, Auditorium di Roma, Rome, Italy.
  • Concluding round table participant, Mellon Foundation conference on “Digital Archivalism, the Liberal Arts College, and the Humanities,” Haverford College, April 2009.
  • “Double Vision [Boffi/Ducati]: Identity vs. Perception,” with Frank Clementi, Elena Marferdini, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Boffi Showroom, Santa Monica, March 2009.
  • “ItaliAmerica — L’editoria, un ponte sull’oceano,” a discussion with Alessandro Cavalli, Carlo Pagetti, Silvia Pareschi, Emanuela Scarpellini, and Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Triennale di Milano, March 2009.
  • Keynote address, Conference on “Mapping and Framing Cultural Spaces under a Dictatorship,” University of Manchester, England, Nov. 2008.
  • Inaugural lecture, Center for Transnational Studies, University of Manchester, England, Nov. 2008.
  • “Why Speed is a Religion Morality,” keynote address, Centennial international conference on Italian Futurism, Slought Foundation, U of Pennsylvania, Nov. 2008.
  • Round table, “Taking the Next Step with Digital Collections: Innovative Teaching, Learning & Research in Virtual Worlds,” with Jeremy Bailenson, Stephen Davison, Jeremy Kemp, Sheila Webber, Noah Wittman Mansfield, and Jeffrey Schnapp, Digital Library Forum Fall 2008, (Second Life event), Nov. 2008.
  • “On innovation and collaboration,” Innovation Norway // Royal Norwegian Consulate General, SRI International, Oct. 2008.
  • “Limiti di velocità,” plenary address, VeDrò conference, Associazione VeDrò, Centrale Fies de Drò, Italy, August 2008.
  • “The Role of Interdisciplinarity in Cultural Heritage Studies,” Università del Salento, Scuola Superiore ISUFI, July 2008.
  • “The Miracle Metal,” Manifesta 7: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, opening round table, July 2008, Bolzano, Italy.
  • “Welcoming Remarks,” Frontiers of Interaction IV, Turin, July 2008.
  • “Mixed Realities,” Inventio seminar, organized by the Dept. of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway, but held at Stanford University, May 2008.
  • “Lessons,” Homecoming: John Freccero Back at Hopkins conference, Dept. of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University, May 2008.
  • “Animating the Archive,” keynote address, WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World, IMLS-NEH, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, March 2008. A precis of this address and summation of the discussion that followed it, both by David Green, are included on pp. 45-48 in the WebWise 2.0: The Power of Community conference proceedings, IMLS, Washington, DC, 2009.
  • “What is to be learned from Crowds?” Xerox Parc, BayChi (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction = SIGCHI), March 2008.
  • Chair of panel on mixed reality, 6th Media X Annual Meeting, Stanford University, March 2008.
  • A conversation on virtual worlds (Rebecca Moore, Jeffrey Schnapp, and Wagner James Au), Metaverse U summit, Feb. 2008, Stanford U.
  • Participant, “Harnessing Virtual Worlds for Arts and Humanities Scholarship,” Federation of American Scientists and SRI International, Mellon Foundation, Menlo Park, Feb. 2008.
  • “Piero Portaluppi’s Acrostic Architecture,” Eikones (NSF Bildkritik), Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Jan. 2008.
  • A public conversation with Jeffrey Schnapp and Yve-Alain Bois, hosted by Sylvia Lavin , “Hi-C’s Criticism and Conversation in Architecture” symposium, UCLA Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, Nov. 2007.
  • Convenor and participant, “A round table about Modernism/modernity,” MSA 9 international congress, Long Beach, CA, Nov. 2007.
  • A conversation about current trends in studies of modernism and modernity with Victoria Rosner, Jeffrey Schnapp, and Jing Tsu, Depts. of English and Comp. Lit., Yale University, October 2007.
  • “The Face of the Modern Architect,” Mellon lecture, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Oct. 2007; “Ideas Matter” lecture series, Gerald Hines College of Architecture, U of Houston, Oct. 2008.
  • Keynote address, “Frontiers of Interaction III – Virtual Environment and Internet of Things,” organized by Idearium, University of Milano, Bicocca, Milan, June 2007.
  • Respondent, “La rivoluzione dei consumi,” Dipartimento di Scienze della Storia e della Documentazione storica, Università Statale di Milano, Milan, and Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia, Università di Bologna, Bologna, May 2007.
  • “L’archivio rianimato,” Fondazione Valore Italia (Ministero delle Attività Produttive), preparatory workshop for the Esposizione Permanente del Made in Italy e del Design Italiano, Rome, Feb. 2007; Dipartimento INDACO, Politecnico di Milano, May 2007; keynote for “Un diluvio di giornali – L’illustrazione satirica: metolodogia d’indagine e catalogazione iconografica, Centro APICE, dipartimento di storia dell’arte, dello spettacolo e della musica, Università Statale di Milano, Milan, May 2007.
  • “Bruno Munari’s Bombs,” symposium on “Magazines, Modernity, and War,” Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Jan. 2007; Deutsche Historisches Museum, April 2007; Depts. of English, Comparative Lit., Italian, and Art, Yale University, Oct. 2007.
  • “The Research Agenda,” Creator/Collector/Catalyst: The University Art Museum in the Twenty-first Century, organized by the Wolfsonian-FIU and Princeton University Art Museum, held in association with Art Basel-Miami Beach, Miami Convention Center, Dec. 2006.
  • Co-chair, round table, Premio Impresa-Cultura-Speciale X edizione, Venice, Italy, November 2006.
  • “O ruido das coisas e dos nomens,” Faculdade de Letras, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, June 2006.
  • “Inventorio e reportagem,” keynote address, international seminar on “Poéticas do inventário — Coleções, Listas, Séries e Arquivos na cultura contemporânea,” Centro de Pesquisa, Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2006.
  • “Lo strumentario dell’architetto del ‘900,” international seminar on “L’architetto – ruolo, volto, destino,” Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza, May 2006.
  • “Five Backgrounds / One Foreground,” Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, April 2006.
  • “Lectura Dantis: Inferno 13 ,” two performances with composer Douglas Johnson and the Ives String Quartet, Stanford Continuing Studies, March 2006.
  • “The Crowded Frame,” The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, Florida, March 2006.
  • “Big Humanities,” “New Media, Technology, & The Humanities” conference, Humanitech and the Dept. of Film and Media Studies, UC Irvine, Feb. 2006.
  • “Augmented Architecture,” SHL/Sci_Arc symposium on Design, Practice, and Education, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Dec. 2005.
  • “Art in Propaganda (The Making of Revolutionary Tides),” special session on Art and Propaganda, MSA conference, Chicago, Nov. 2005.
  • “Out of the Monastery into the New Millennium,” keynote address, International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Common Ground Group, Cambridge, England, Aug. 2005.
  • “Quickening -five timeslices through the anthropology of speed,” Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, June 2005; Freie Universität Berlin, April 2007; Dept. of History, UC Berkeley, Dec. 2007; UCLA, March 2008.
  • Round table on Black Mountain College, with Merce Cunningham, presentation of “Interview with Merce Cunningham,” R. Buckminster Fuller and Friends, Stanford Lively Arts, March 2005.
  • “Sweat,” Charles S. Singleton / Villa Spellman seminar, Johns Hopkins University center, Florence, Feb. 2005.
  • “The Contracted Cinema,” keynote address, “Il testo in movimento: Themes and Techniques in Italian Film and Literature,” De Bosis Conference, Dept. of Romance Languages, Harvard U, Feb. 2005.
  • “Bad Dada (Evola),” Dept. of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dec. 2004.
  • “Terragni archeologo del futuro,” GT04 (Centenario Nazionale Giuseppe Terragni), Unione Industriale di Como, Como, Oct. 2004; giornata di studi su Giuseppe Terragni, dipartimento di storia dell’arte, University of Milan, Jan. 2005.
  • “Scavi nella città corporativa,” conference on “L’identità dell’artista negli anni Trenta,” Fondazione Cariplo, Fondazione Corrente and the University of Milan, May 2004.
  • “A Portrait of Homo Velox,” “Speed, Technology, and the Invention of Change 1800-1919” conference, Center for Modern Studies and Dept. of English, UCLA, March 2004; “Den teknologiske texturen — Möten mellan humaniora och informationstecknik” conference, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Jan. 2005.
  • “Two Faces of Homo Velox,” Athletics and Aesthetics conference, Dept. of Spanish, Princeton University, March 2004.
  • “Modernitalia: Three Lectures — The Corporativist City, Piero Portaluppi’s Errant Line, Bad Dada (Evola),” Edward H. Benenson Lectures, Dept. of Art and Art History, Duke University, October 2003.
  • “Arte e totalitarismo,” with Alessandro Carli, Giovanni Belardelli, and Claudio Fogu; Fondazione Ideazioni, Palazzo del Comune, Perugia, Mary 27, 2003.
  • “Il fascismo come religione politica – Modelli di rappresentazione della storia negli Anni Trenta,” with Massimo Baioni, Maddalena Carli, and Claudio Fogu; Dipartimento di studi storico-sociali e filosofici, Facoltà di lettere, University of Siena, Arezzo campus, May 28, 2003.
  • “Anno X,” with Massimo Mastrogregori, Alessandra Muntoni, Claudio Fogu; Facoltà di architettura, U of Rome (La Sapienza), May 30, 2003.
  • “Gaetano Ciocca e i progetti per lo stato corporativo,” Giornata di studio sull’architettura e politica negli anni del fascismo, School of Architecture, U of Trieste, May 2003.
  • “Blood on the Stage,” seminar on war and violence, Scuola Superiore/Oxford/Cambridge initiative, U of Bologna, May 2003.
  • “Laboratorios para la ciencias humanas?,” keynote address, Congreso internacional interdisciplinario sobre el discurso artistico visual, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, March 2003.
  • Respondent and participant in round table, “Dall’avanguardia alla memoria — Futurismo/Futurism,” Mart/Yale Beinecke nternational symposium, Rovereto, March 2003.
  • “The SHL Crowds Project,” with Matthew Tiews, Marisa Galvez, John Hill, and Joy Connolly, CICIS conference, UCLA, March 2003.
  • “Tarmac Lit,” keynote address, Entralogos Conference, Cornell U, Feb. 2003.
  • “Work in Progress: CRASH,” Italian Studies Colloquium, Cornell U, Feb. 2003.
  • “Titus Livy and the Corporativist City,” conference on The Modern Setting of the Classical Text, Gentle Foundation, U of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Jan. 2003.
  • “Artists and Print Media in the 1920-1930s,” respondent, Modernist Studies Association conference, U of Wisconsin, Madison, Nov. 2002.
  • “Suor” Seminar on “Estudos de Literatura e de Cultura,” Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 2002.
  • “Sironi on Exhibit” Northwestern U, March 2002; Conference on “Cultural Memory and Aesthetics,” Center for Literary Studies, Texas A & M University, April 2002.
  • “Information and Communications Technology in Postsecondary Humanities Education,” Transforming Postsecondary Education with ICT, National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council, January 2002.
  • “O futuro das ciencias humanas,” Escola de Governo/CPDA, UFRJ and Pos-graduação em Letras, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 2001.
  • “The Oceanic Mass,” SUNY Buffalo, March 2001; Frankel Humanities Center, U of Chicago, April 2002.