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.



"Beyond the map: exploring socio-economic networks on a Byzantine island." Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meeting, Austin 2014. Organized session: Place and Space in a Digital Landscape: New Perspectives on Analyzing and Sharing Geospatial Data in Archaeology.

"Ethnic Ambiguity in the Byzantine World." Forty-Eight International congress on Medieval studies Kalamazoo, 2013. Conference Panel: The Archaeology of Early Medieval Europe: New Approaches to Ethnicity.

"Survey locally, think globally: Socio-economic strategies and spatial organization in the Late Byzantine rural landscape." Dumbarton Oaks, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., March 2013. Colloquium: Byzantine Survey Archaeology: Reflections and Approaches.

"Lords at the end of the Byzantine Empire." 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, April 2012. Conference Panel: Power at the Limits of Authority.

"Identities and Placemaking in the Byzantine world." Invited lecture at Princeton University, January 2012.

(together with Joanita Vroom): "A tale of four cities: Adventures into the Dark Ages." University of Amsterdam, October 2011. Conference: Fact and fiction In Medieval and Post-Medieval ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean. Are we on the right track?

(together with Joanita Vroom): "Cityscapes and Landscapes: From Dark Age Athens to Late Medieval Butrint." XXII International Congress of Byzantine Studies; Sofia, August 2011.

"Identities in Context: Social Belonging and the Built Environment in Byzantium." Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., March 2011. Colloquium: The Byzantine Self: Text, Images, Objects.

"Meeting the locals: Peasant families in thirteenth century Lemnos." King's College, London, June 2010. Colloquium: Liquid and Multiple: Individuals and Identities in the Thirteenth Century in the Aegean.

Conference Organizer

with Susan E. Alcock, John Cherry, Sylvian Fachard and Alex Knodell: Archaeologies of Greece: State of the Field 2013. Brown University, March 2013

with Joanita Vroom: Fact and fiction In Medieval and Post-Medieval ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean. Are we on the right track? University of Amsterdam, October 2011.

with Mary Cunningham and Vera Andriopoulou: Sailing from Byzantium: Themes and Problems in Sylvester Syropoulos's Memoirs, Book IV. University of Birmingham, June 2009.