In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.


Recent lectures and conference papers

"British Orientalism and the Reproductive Print"
World Congress of Art History, Beijing, China, September 2016.

"Aquatint Empires"
Research Seminar at the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, London, May 2016.

Session Chair, "Empires of Print"
ASECS conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2016.

"The Parochial Altruism of British Travel Print"
invited lecture for the Interdisciplinary Eighteenth- Century Studies Group (ECSG) at the University of Michigan, October 2015.

"A Media Critic for the Intaglio Age"
for a conference at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK, James Gillray: Caricaturist without a Conscience? April 28-29, 2015.

Co-chaired a panel on "Materials, Artistic Process, and Meaning in the Eighteenth Century"
for the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Williamsburg, VA, March 2014.

"The Acts of William Hogarth"
presented at an author's workshop at the Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, CT, February 2014.

"What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding? The satirical peace print in Georgian England"
Invited lecture at Media and War Conference at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, March 2013

"The Limits of Cultural Exchange: British Artists in Eighteenth-Century India"
Invited lecture in the Art History Department, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, February 2012

"James Gillray and Home Rule"
Invited lecture at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC, February 2012

"From Italian Caricatura to British Caricature"
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, October 2011

"Nature as Symbolic Form: Painting the English Thoroughbred"
Keynote Address at the 14th Australasian David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth- Century Studies, Melbourne, Australia, July 2011