- “Communicating Disease: Information Networks During the Plague of Provence,” The Enlightenment in Motion Symposium, Mount Royal University (March 17, 2017).
Invited Lectures & Talks
- “On Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Risk, and Resilience,” Author book talk at Louisiana Book Festival (November 10, 2018).
- “Disruptions in Time: Historical Reflections on Disaster, Revolution, and the Digital Humanities,” Department of History, Florida International University (October 25, 2018).
- “The Spectre of Death: An Early Modern Epidemic in Transnational Context,” for forum, Early Modern Plagues: Histories of Resilience, Arizona State University (April 11, 2017).
- “Plague and Crisis in the Eighteenth-Century,” Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research (April 10, 2017).
- “Plague Cultures: Managing the 1720 Plague of Provence in France,” Department of Modern Languages, University of Lethbridge (October 3, 2016).
In the Media
- TV Interview for CTV Lethbridge, to discuss vulnerability of Gulf South to “natural” hazards (August 31, 2017).
- Live appearance on Al Jazeera English “NewsHour” to discuss disaster management of Hurricane Harvey in context of Gulf South’s larger history of disaster (August 30, 2017).
- Radio interview on CJOC FM Lethbridge News 94.1, on the history of modern disasters and Hurricane Harvey (August 30, 2017).
- Interviewed for feature article in Lethbridge News Now, “Learning the lessons of a catastrophic storm,” by Geoff Smith (August 30, 2017): http://www.lethbridgenewsnow.com/article/571089/learning-lessons-catastrophic-storm
- Invited Q & A for The Atlantic, “Why the Gulf Coast Is Uniquely Vulnerable to Disasters: It isn’t just because of the weather, a historian argues,” by Alexis C. Madrigal (August 29, 2017): https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/why-the-gulf-coast-is-uniquely-vulnerable-to-disasters-hurricane-harvey/538374/
- Included under “Scholars and Writers” in The Atlantic’s, “How to Track the Ongoing Fallout From Harvey: An annotated list of trusted sources on the hurricane and its aftermath” The Atlantic (August 28, 2017): https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/how-to-track-the-ongoing-fallout-from-harvey/538269
- Interview for the Reddit’s AskHistorians Podcast, “La Peste! The Great Plague of Marseille,” (May 6, 2017): http://askhistorians.libsyn.com/askhistorians-podcast-090-la-peste-the-great-plague-of-marseille
- Interview for series, Catastrophe is Our Bedtime Story with Michael Egan of McMaster University, “Catastrophe in the Age of Revolutions,” (October 28, 2016), https://eganhistory.com/2017/09/26/catastrophe-in-the-age-of-revolutions
Conference Papers & Panel Organization
- “Understanding Disaster and the Environment in the Long Eighteenth Century,” Symposium on Disasters and Catastrophes in the Enlightenment, Mount Royal University (March 9, 2018).
- “Plague and the Port City: Movement and Migration During an Eighteenth-Century Crisis,” Western Society for French History, Reno, NV (November 2-4, 2017). (“Disasters and Dislocation in France and the Empire,” H-France Salon, Vol. 9, 2017, Issue 26: www.h-france.net/Salon/salonconferences.html).
- “The 1720 Plague of Provence and Bourbon Reform in the Eighteenth Century,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis, MN (March 30-April 2, 2017).
- “Cities and Disasters in the Eighteenth Century,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis, MN (March 30-April 2, 2017).
- “Bourbon Centralization in Spain During the Plague of Provence, 1720-1724,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, San Diego, CA (March 17-20, 2016).
- “The Peste of Provence and the Centralization of Crisis Management in the Early Eighteenth Century,” Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado Springs, CO (April 16-19, 2015). (“Learning from the Courte Durée: Moments in Mediterranean Environmental History,” H-France Salon, Vol. 7, Issue 8: www.h-france.net/Salon/salonconferences.html).
- “The Politics of Disaster: Risk and Exploitation in Spain during the Marseille Plague and Beyond,” American Historical Association, Washington DC (January 2-5, 2014).
- “Plague in the Port City: The Marseille Plague of 1720 in Transnational Perspective,” American Association for the History of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (May 16-19, 2013).
- “Pestilence and Politics: The 1720 Peste of Provence in Cádiz and Marseille,” Society for French Historical Studies, Cambridge, MA (April 4-7, 2013).
- “The Good Friday Fire of 1788: Implications of a Disaster in Spanish Colonial New Orleans,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, Charleston, SC (February 25-27, 2010).
- Academic Blogging Roundtable on “Networks, Perspectives, and Trajectories,” American Historical Association, Chicago, IL (January 3-6, 2019).
- “Disaster and Crisis: Eighteenth-Century Perspectives” for roundtable, “Eighteenth-Century Environments” (Science Studies Caucus), American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Orlando, FL (March 22-25, 2018).
- “Home of Disaster: Katrina, BP, and the Gulf South, 5 and 10 Years Later: A Roundtable Discussion,” Louisiana Historical Association, Lafayette, LA (March 5-7, 2015).
- The Growth of Trade, Economic Liberalism, and Attitudes to Absolute Monarchy at the End of the Old Regime, Western Society for French History, Reno, NV (Nov. 2-4, 2017).
- Consent and Coercion in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Policy, Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC (April 20-23, 2017).
- Cities and Disasters in the Eighteenth Century, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis, MN (March 30-April 2, 2017).
- Gender and the Birthrate in Modern France and Empire, Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN (March 3-6, 2016).
- Visualizing Rural Life and Labor in a Time of Industrial Agriculture, 1945 to the present, Society for French Historical Studies, Nashville, TN (March 3-6, 2016).