2016

‘The Art of the Past: Before and after Archaeology’ — Keynote Lecture
University of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Exhibition Laboratory | 14 Dec

’50 Years of RISD Glass’ — Moderator
RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium | 8 Oct

‘Curating Objects and Narratives’ — Panel Discussant
A Better World by Design ’16 | 23 Sept

‘Political Ecology and Socially Engaged Practice’
Rhode Island School of Design, Glass Department | 24 Feb

2015

‘Political Ecology and Socially Engaged Practice’
Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin | 11 Nov

‘New Thoughts on Community Arts’
Chinese University of Hong Kong | 30 Apr

2014

‘Curating Tomorrow’ — Panel Discussant
Contemporary Istanbul | 13 Nov

‘Approaches to studio visits’
Brown University, Department of Visual Arts | 6 Oct

‘Back to the front: Political ecology & socially engaged art’
Artpace, San Antonio, Texas | 21 July

‘The Educational Turn: A tentative history and taxonomy of artist-founded educational projects’
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy | UNIDEE, Socially Engaged Art Practices and Education | 12 July

‘An Innocent City: A Modest Archive of Everyday Istanbul’
New York University | Radical Archives Conference | 12 April

2013

‘Designing Heritages: Ecologies of creativity and preservation | 设计遗产: 创意与保护的生态学’
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts | 18 Dec
Chinese University of Hong Kong | 20 Dec

‘Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary’ – Panel Discussant
Inter-Asian Connections IV  | 2-5 Oct
co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University and Koç University

2012

‘The Future of Museums and the Public Humanities’
Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center | 24 Oct

‘Timely transgressions: Contemporary art & contemporary heritage’
Chinese University of Hong Kong | 12 May
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology | 15 May
Fudan University, School of Journalism, Shanghai | 17 May
Koç University, Istanbul | 7 Jan

2011

‘Curating contemporary heritages’
Koç University, Istanbul | 29 Dec

‘Designs for an Archaeology of the Contemporary’
Boston University, Theoretical Archaeology Group | 12 Nov

Laurie Anderson’s ‘Delusion’ – Panel Discussant
Rhode Island School of Design & FirstWorks Festival | 23 Oct

‘Visual communication in the humanities & social sciences’
Harvard University, Department of History | 9 April

2010

‘Contemporary Antiquarianism’
University of Southampton, Visualization in Archaeology | 21 Oct

‘Urban Arts & Activism’
A Better World by Design ’10 | 2 Oct

‘The ethics of oblivion: Archaeology’s hypermodern heritage’
Brown University, Joukowsky Institute | 30 Sept

‘Curating relational heritages: Some lessons from inner-city Dublin’
UMass, Amherst, Center for Heritage and Society | 22 Mar

‘Art to archaeology [ ] Archaeology to art’
Brown University, Joukowsky Institute | 25 Feb

‘Contemporary art and relational heritages’
Brown University, John Nicholas Brown Center | 3 Feb

2008

‘Representing Climate Change: Ecology, media & the arts’
University of Cambridge, CRASSH | 15 Oct

‘Mediating post-Hibernian archaeologies: Material culture and materialism in Ireland’
University of Notre Dame, Keough-Naughton Institute | 1 Feb

‘Deploying an archaeological sensibility’
Stanford University, Archaeology Center | 23 Jan

2007

‘Art and art(e)facts: Mediation, materials and mentalities in Ireland’
University College Dublin, School of Archaeology | 22 Nov

‘Humans, materials & media: The modern invention of material culture’
Columbia University, Department of Anthropology | 1 Nov

‘Archaeology and new media’
Stanford University, Humanities Lab | 23 May

2006

“The Archaeological Imagination: A Discussion of the Role of Archaeology in Social Imagination and Identity Construction”
Associacão Arqueológica do Algarve, Portugal | September

“Art and Artefact: The Crisis of (re) Presenting Ireland”
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin | March

2004

“Ireland on the Couch: An Applied Psychoanalysis of Ireland’s Symbolic Vernacular”
Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Richmond, VA | October