Every year I give a variety of talks, ranging from academic conference papers to public lectures. A selection of these is included below.
“Lady Ranelagh, the Hartlib Circle, and Networks of Scientific Correspondence”. Robert Boyle Summer School. Lismore, Ireland. June 2015.
“Educating the Female Irish Genius? Gender and the Intellectual Life of Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh (1615-91)”. Educating the Irish Genius. Kilkenny College, Ireland. July 2014.
“‘Such a Sister Became Such a Brother’: Lady Katherine Ranelagh’s Intellectual Influence on Robert Boyle”. Chemical Heritage Foundation “Brown Bag Lecture” Series. Philadelphia, PA. February 2014.
“Medicine and Conflict during the Scientific Revolution”. Department of Surgery’s “Grand Rounds” Lecture Series. Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. January 2013.
“‘The Incomparable Lady Ranelagh’: Science in the Life of Boyle’s Older Sister”, Robert Boyle Summer School. Lismore, Ireland. July 2012.
“The Boyle Family’s Domestic Medical Practice”, Robert Boyle Summer School. Lismore, Ireland. July 2012.
“‘Such a Sister Became Such a Brother’: Lady Katherine Ranelagh’s Intellectual Influence on Robert Boyle” 300th Anniversary Seminar for the Foundation of the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin. Edward Worth Library, Dublin. December 2011.
“Death and Dying in Lady Katherine Ranelagh’s Letters”, Women and Death in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods: A Colloquium. Bangor University, Wales. April 2010.
“Openness vs. Secrecy in the Letters of Lady Ranelagh”, Secrets and Knowledge: Medicine, Science and Commerce 1500-1800. Cambridge University, England. February 2008.
“The Draft of Elizabeth Isham’s Medical Receipt Book”, Constructing Elizabeth Isham (1608-1654). Princeton University, USA. September 2007.
SELECT CONFERENCE PAPERS
“Lady Ranelagh, Natural Philosophy and Ireland: Corresponding with the Hartlib Circle, 1656-59”, Reception, Reputation and Circulation in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800. National University of Ireland, Galway. Forthcoming: March 2017.
“Situating Robert Boyle’s Medical Recipes in the History of Experimentation”, History of Science Society Annual Meeting 2016. Atlanta, GA. November 2016.
“Robert Boyle’s Medical Recipes: Efficacy, Trials, and Experimentation”, History of Science Society Annual Meeting 2015. San Francisco, CA. November 2015.
“Reconstruction as Methodology? A Case Study of Robert Boyle’s Medical Recipes”, Making and Knowing Project Workshop with Columbia University. Chemical Heritage Foundation. Philadelphia, PA. October 2015.
“Early Modern Recipe Books in the History of Medicine Classroom”, Women’s History in the Digital World. Bryn Mawr College, PA. May 2015.
“Authorship and Authority in Robert Boyle’s Medical Recipes”, Scientiae. University of Toronto. May 2015.
“The Social and Textual Context of Robert Boyle’s Later Medical Publications.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Convention 2014. Panel sponsored by Chemical Heritage Foundation. New York, NY. March 2014.
“Lady Ranelagh and the Hartlib Circle: Natural Philosophy and Radical Protestantism, c. 1640-1660”, Renaissance Society of America Annual Convention 2013. Panel sponsored by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. San Diego, CA. April 2013.
“Rethinking Robert Boyle’s Medical Agenda: The Influence of Lady Katherine Ranelagh”, Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy. University of Pittsburgh. November 2012.
“Authorship and Medical Networks: Reading Attributions in Early Modern Manuscript Recipe Books”, Early Modern Social Networks, 1500-1800. University of California, Santa Barbara. May 2012.
“Medical Authority in Lady Katherine Ranelagh’s Restoration Letters”, Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain. University of Plymouth, England. April 2011.
“Lady Katherine Ranelagh or Lady Margaret Orrery?: Re-Attributing Authorship for the ‘Boyle Family Receipt Book’”, Modern Language Association Annual Convention 2009. Panel sponsored by the Renaissance English Text Society. Philadelphia, PN. December 2009.