“Iconoclasm, Insult and Memory during the Fall of Mussolini.” Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, April 2016.
“The Figure in Fascist Italy: The Foro Italico.” American Academy in Rome, February 2016.
“‘Eccola qui, la mi’ merda: Emotion, Memory and the Fall of Fascism.” American Academy in Rome, December 2015.
“‘Everything Within the State, Nothing Against the State, Nothing Outside the State’: Toward the History of Everyday Life in Fascist Italy.” Acton Lecture, NYU-Florence, November 2015.
“Excavating Modernity: Archaeology and the Fascist Cult of Rome.” Babcock Lecture, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, November 2015.
“‘Down with the Balconies!’ Regime Change in Italy and its Legacies since 1943.” University of Tartu (Estonia), September 2011.
“Back to the Future: Antiquity and Modernity in Fascist Italy.” Invited lecture, Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, May 2005.
“‘Let the Pick-Axe Speak!’: Urban Surgery in Mussolini’s Rome.” Invited lecture, Florida International University, Miami, April 2005.
workshops and seminars
“The Fall of Mussolini: Violence, Emotion and Memory.” Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, Columbia University, April 2015.
“Violenza quotidiana nel Regno del Sud, 1943-1944.”Violenza politica e sociale nell'Europa del secondo dopoguerra, Seminario nazionale SISSCO, Reggio Emilia, June 2014.
“The Excavatory Intervention: Archaeology as Practice, Performance and Rhetoric in Fascist Rome.” Revolution and Eternity: Workshop on Fascism’s Temporality, Italo-German Center for European Excellence, Menaggio, March 2013.
Organizer, “Everyday Life under Fascism: New Perspectives on Mussolini’s Italy.” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, DC, January 2014.
Chair and commenter, “Urban Experiences of War: Military Occupations of Cities since 1800.” Annual Conference of the Urban History Association, New York, October 2012.
Chair, “Rome: City of Travelers, Global Metropolis.” Annual Meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, New York, May 2009.
“July 25th, 1943: The Fall of Mussolini as Affective Experience.” International Conference of Europeanists, Glasgow, July 2017.
“Il dopoguerra sbagliato: speranze, recriminazioni e conflitti durante i 45 Giorni.’” 1945: Violenza e costruzione della legalità, Istituto Storico di Modena/ISTORECO, Reggio Emilia, April 2016.
“Photojournalism as a Historical Source.” Photographic Archives and Contemporary Art: Investigation, Interpretation, Inspiration, Università degli Studi Roma Tre and the American Academy in Rome, December 2015.
“Cultural History from Below: Meaning-Making and Experience in Fascist Italy.” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, DC, January 2014.
“The Fall of Mussolini: Italy’s ‘Forty-Five Days’ in History and Memory.” Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory, Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, University College London, February 2013.
“After Mussolini: Roma capitale, the Fall of Fascism and the ‘Death of the Nation.’” Nationalism and the City, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, February 2012.
“Presente! Iconoclasm, Preservation and the Afterlife of Fascist Monuments since 1943.” Italy and its Pasts, Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy, London, November 2010.
“Modern Ruins: Mussolini’s Rome after Fascism.” Contemporary Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City, American University of Rome, November 2010.
“The Eternal Parasite: Anti-Romanism in Italian Politics and Culture since 1870.” Annual Meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, New York, May 2009.
“Vergangenheitsbewältigung Italian Style: Fascist Monuments in Postwar Italy.” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, February 2009.
“Monumental Memories: The Architectural Heritage of Fascism in Postwar Italy.” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York, January 2009.
“Roads, Arches and Aqueducts: Fascism and the Material Culture of Empire.” From Africa to the Balkans: New Perspectives on the History and Material Culture of Modern Italy, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, October 2008.
“The Universal Mission: Latin Imperialism in Fascist Italy, 1935-1943.” Southern Historical Association Conference, Richmond (VA), November 2007.
“Storia, memoria e modernità in Roma fascista: il Museo di Roma e la Mostra Augustea della Romanità.” I musei della città, Centro di Ateneo per lo Studio di Roma, December 2005.
“History and Hygiene in Roma Mussolinea.” The City in Italian Literature and Culture, University of Chicago, April 2005.
“Exhibiting Roman History in Italy, 1911-1955.” Nationalism, Historiography and the (Re)Construction of the Past, University of Birmingham (UK), September 2004.
“‘The Italy of Augustus and the Italy of Today’: Excavating Roman Modernity in Fascist Italy.” Modernity and Modernism in the Mediterranean World, University of Toronto, November 2003.