The London Stage Database. Principal Investigator and Project Lead for website developed with funding from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. Based on a recovery of a database developed in the 1970s, this online platform foregrounds the history of the data’s mediations and transformations while allowing users to explore data about thousands of performances that took place in London between 1660 and 1800. (2019)
“Materialisms and the Cultural Turn in Digital Humanities.” Intermediate Horizons: Book History and Digital Humanities, edited by Mark Vareschi and Heather Wacha. University of Wisconsin Press, 2021 (in production).
Panelist, Error in Early Modern Studies. Center for Early Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 2014.
“Collaborative Writing in the Humanities.” With Dr. Mark Vareschi. UW-Madison Humanities Research Bridge. Madison, WI, May 2014.
Panelist, Humanities Hackathon. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery / Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 2013.
Panelist, Digital Media Production in the Classroom: A Games + Learning + Society Perspective. Digital Salon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2010.
“The London Stage and the Invisible Work of Women.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Virtual conference, April 2021.
“Gender, Race, and Colonial Science on the Restoration Stage.” Modern Language Association. Seattle, WA, January 2020.
“Shakespeare in the London Stage Database.” Panel Session: “From Theory to Data and Back.” Shakespeare Association of America. Washington, D.C., April 2019.
“Beyond Oroonoko: Staging Colonial Science in Behn’s The Emperor of the Moon.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Denver, CO, March 2019.
“Nobodies and Somebodies on the Eighteenth-Century Stage.” Working Group: “Arousing the Bodies of Pre-1850 Performance.” American Society for Theatre Research. San Diego, CA, November 2018.
“Financial and Professional Networks in the Restoration Theater.” Modern Language Association, New York City, NY, January 2018.
“Women at the Theater-Finance Nexus: Competing Publics in the Works of Susanna Centlivre.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Toronto, Ontario, October 2017.
“The South Sea Bubble, the Periodical Press, and the Event Structure of Colley Cibber’s The Refusal.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Minneapolis, MN, March 2017.
“From Humanities Computing to Digital Humanities: Re-Engineering a 1970s Theater History Databse for 21st-Century Users.” With Todd Hugie. DHU2: The Second Annual Utah Digital Humanities Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT, February 2017.
“Predatory Lending: The South Sea Bubble and The Conscious Lovers.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Pittsburgh, PA, March 2016.
“Digital Preservation 1.0: The Curious Case of the London Stage Information Bank (1970-78).” Modern Language Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015.
“Querying The London Stage: A Database of Eighteenth-Century Performances.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Williamsburg, VA, March 2014.
“Quantifying Generic Change in Late Restoration Drama.” Modern Language Association. Boston, MA, January 2013.
“Credit and the Politics of Invisibility in Nobody and Somebody and the Occupy Movement.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
“Women and the Limits of Knowledge in Milton, Lewis, and Pullman.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
“Confronting the Problem of Historical Knowledge in Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. San Antonio, TX, March 2012.
“Plug and Play: Fantasies of the Disembodied Subject in Avatar and Dollhouse.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL, November 2010.
PANELS AND CONFERENCES ORGANIZED AND MODERATED
Project Lead, Tanner Talks Series, “Social Justice in Digital Spaces.” Logan, UT, September 2019-April 2020.
Roundtable Organizer, with Dr. Collin Jennings. “Interfaces.” Digital Humanities Caucus Panel. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Denver, CO, March 2019.
Roundtable Organizer, with Dr. Seth Rudy. “Age of Unreason: Enlightenment in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Orlando, FL, March 2018.
Roundtable Chair, “Alternative Facts and Fake News,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Orlando, FL, March 2018.
Member, Local Planning Committee, DHU3: The Third Annual Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities. Logan, UT, February 2018.
Roundtable Organizer, with Dr. Jane Wessel. “Playbills and Publicity: Theatrical Documents and the Mediated Performance Event.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Minneapolis, MN, March 2017.