Public Lectures

“Proof stones of history: Medals and intermediality,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, July 2018.

“Tanned by the Sun King: Donald Trump and Louis XIV,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2018.

“Onontio’s Reward: When Louis XIV’s head hung from Native American necks,” University of Southern California-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, February 2018.

“On the Love of Beautiful Things,” The Last Lecture, 2017, Australian National University, November 2017.

“The symbolic amplification of French Royal medals by Canadian aborigines,” Université de Quebec à Montréal, September 2017.

“Bernini and the King’s Forehead,” National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, March 2017.

“Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV,” Staatliche Münzsammlung, Munich, September 2016.

Sun King to Moon King: Emulating the Grand Siècle in the 18th and 19th Centuries,”  The Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures on 18th- and 19th-CenturyFrench Decorative Arts and Culture, Bard Graduate Centre, New York, January 2016.

“A War of Visual Histories: British appropriations of French triumphal imagery at Marlborough House,” Yale Center for British Art staff and scholars seminar, January 2014.