Talks (selected)

September 2021Roundtable marking the 50th anniversary of Sir Keith Thomas’s Religion and the Decline of Magic
All Souls College, University of Oxford
(You can find a recording of the entire event, including Sir Keith’s response, here.)
April 2021‘The Alchemist’s Witch-Hunt: Jean d’Espagnet and the Witches of the Pays de Labourd’
Warburg Institute, University of London
(You can find an abstract of this talk here.)
October 2020‘Forcing the Papacy’s Hand: The Unlikely but Inevitable Beatification of the Martyrs of Gorkum, 1572-1675’
Online Seminar Series, British School at Rome
(You can find a link to the video recording here.)
February 2020‘Narratives versus History: Pierre de Lancre, the Pays de Labourd and the “Making” of a Witch-Hunt’
Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Exeter
December 2019‘Anatomy of a Witch-Hunt: Fear and Terror in the French Basque Country (1600-1620)’
Early Modern History Seminar, University of Melbourne
May 2019‘What’s in a name? Essenes, Therapeutae, and Monks in the Christian Imagination, c. 1500–1700′
‘Beyond Ancients and Moderns’, All Souls College, Oxford
March 2019‘The Catholic Defense of Monasticism’
‘The Filologos and the Antiquarius’, Princeton University
August 2018‘Sanctity and Scholarly Reputation in the Early Modern Catholic World: The Cases of Cesare Baronio and Roberto Bellarmino’
‘Reputation Cultures in Early Modern Europe’, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam
June 2018‘Cesare Baronio and Roberto Bellarmino: Developing Scholarly and Saintly Reputations in Seventeenth-Century Rome’
Erudition, Antiquity, and The Enlightenment in Rome, St John’s College, Cambridge
March 2018‘The Sad Fate of a Real Teen Wolf: Pierre de Lancre’s Encounter with Jean Grenier (1603–1610)’
‘Voice and Crime in Early Modern France’, Trinity College, Cambridge