Events and News

At NYU, I have been closely involved in launching the Urban Humanities Initiative. In this context, I have organized numerous events and workshops on campus that provide a forum for cutting-edge research on urban culture and history. Institutions with which I have cooperated include the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, the Urban Humanities Salon, the Medieval and Renaissance Center, the Institute of French Studies, the Maison Française, the Department of Italian Studies, the Department of German, and the Eastern Europe Workshop.

In addition, I have also co-organized three international conferences over the past few years. Below are summaries and impressions.

Together with Katja Guenther, and Jennifer Rampling (both Princeton), I have organized the conference Glassworks: Transparency—Opacity—Reflection, held at Princeton in February 2020. Program below.


Together with NYU colleague Karl Appuhn, I have organized a conference titled Secrecy and Openness in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (April 2019), see below for the poster


In collaboration with the University of Heidelberg, I organized an international conference, “Space and Culture in the Early Modern City,” in June 2012. The conference was held at Villa La Collina, Cadenabbia, Italy, and brought together scholars who work on a wide range of topics in the history of urban and domestic space. Below are some photos

“Space and Culture in the Early Modern City,” Conference at Villa La Collina, Cadenabbia, Italy, June 2012