May 19, “Ngoyo Meets Dahomey: An Object of Prestige in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade and Colonialism,” From Bodies to Things: The Commodification of Human Life in the Early Modern Atlantic, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, US.

April 18, “Material Culture and Gifts of Prestige in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade,” University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, US.

February 23, “Slavery as History and Memory,” Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture on European Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, US.

January 23, “How History and Memory Shape The Representations of Slavery in US and French Museums” in the roundtable Representing Slavery in Museums: The French World, University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX, US.


November 17 to 19, panelist Keywords “Museum”, 65th African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, US.

November 15, “Interpreting Slavery History and Heritage,” UNESCO World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation Forum, Seosomun Shrine History Museum, Seoul, South Korea, online presentation.

November 4, “Aquém da reparação? Museu e espaço público e a luta pela memória da escravidão e do colonialismo,” Descentrar o Império, Reparar o Futuro, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (in Portuguese).

October 7, “Esclavage dans le musée: Le National Museum of African American History and Culture,” conference, La représentation de l’esclavage colonial dans les musées états-uniens : quels musées? Quelle politique muséographique? Quels impacts pour la société américaine?, Paris, France, online presentation.

September 23, Keynote address  “Why the Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery Are Difficult Histories,” Midwest World History Association Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, US.

September 16, “Warriors and Queens in Dahomey During the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade,” in the international conference The Origins and Legacy of the Agodjie: The Female Warriors of the Kingdom of Danxome, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US.

April 29, panelist at the session “Sites of Memory and Repositories of Knowledge,” at the conference “Telling the Truth About All This: Reckoning with Slavery and Its Legacies at Harvard and Beyond,” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US.

April 20, keynote lecture (in French) “Le musée et les populations issues de l’esclavage: le cas des États-Unis,” at the international conference “Raconter et exposer les minorités : médiations muséales en France et en Amérique du Nord,” Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.

April 13, “Slavery, and the Problem of Memory and Public History,” Low Lecture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, US, on Zoom.

April 12, “What to Do with Painful Pasts: the U.S., Germany, and the Atlantic World” with Susan Neiman, Ana Lucia Araujo, and Emily Raboteau, Rifkind Center, City College of New York, New York City, US, on Zoom.

March 31, “Naming the Nameless: Slavery, Memory, and Death,” 2022 Stanley J. Stein Lecture, Brazil Lab, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US.

March 24, Panel “The Work of Memory” part of the series “How Should We Remember? History, Meaning, and Community,” Catholic University of America, Washington DC, US, on Zoom.

March 1, “What Objects Can Tell Us About the History of Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade?,” Department of History Workshop, University of Delaware, DE, US, on Zoom.

February 22, “Atlantic Slave Trade, Material Culture, and the Museum,” Ervin Frederick Kalb Lecture in History, Rice University, Houston, TX, US, on Zoom.

February 11,Roundtable on virtual scholarly exchanges,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era Annual Conference, on Zoom.

February 9, “Exhibiting Slavery: A Brief Visual History of Slave Collars,” Visual Culture Colloquium, Center for Visual Culture, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, on Zoom.