Event Archive

An archive of previous and past events.

Guest at Balticon

202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Always excited to return to my childhood home convention of Balticon, this time for writing panels and a Sassafrass concert!

25 May

Library Society Address

Regenstein Library, University of Chicago —

Discussing my work with Renaissance books and manuscripts, and my students’ project to assemble an exhibit on “Tensions in Renaissance Cities” for the University of Chicago Library Society.

10 May

Guest of Honor at Penguicon

1500 Town Center Southfield, MI. 48075

Penguicon is an”Open Source” Science Fiction Convention full of amazing creators & copyright activists. Looking forward to discussing my project on the history of censorship and information control!

28 Apr

Works of the Mind Lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center

University of Chicago —

A public lecture on my research on Epicureanism and Stoicism in Renaissance thought, hosted at the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown chicago, and enabled by the Grahm School of Continuing Liberal […]

9 Apr

Renaissance Society of America Conference Chicago

Palmer House Hotel, Chicago

At the annual Renaissance Society of America Conference, taking place in Chicago this year, I will present a paper on “The Humanist Roots of Enlightenment Radical Religion Seen through Renaissance […]

30 Mar

Pre-RSA Gallery Reception “Tensions in Renaissance Cities”

Special Collections, Regenstein Library, University of Chicago Campus — 12:00

A public reception for our Special Collections exhibit “Tensions in Renaissance Cities” organized by myself and a group of U Chicago and Northwestern students, plus SIFK postdoc Stuart McManus. Leading up to […]

29 Mar

Launch Event for “Seven Surrenders”

57th Street Books, Hyde Park, Chicago — 6:00 PM

A public launch celebration for “Seven Surrenders” featuring a dialog between myself and the excellent scholar/critic David M. Perry, hosted at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park, here in Chicago.

7 Mar

Neighborhoods of the World Italian Festival

Navy Pier, Chicago — 12:00 to 2 PM

I will do a hands-on presentation on the history of printing at the Italy festival on Chicago’s Navy Pier, featuring real examples of antique books and manuscripts that you can touch […]

5 Mar

Boskone 2017

Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston

Boskone 2017 in Boston, including a half-hour “Sassafrass: Trickster & King” concert with Lauren Schiller, and panels including “Why Libraries are (Still) Important,” “Poetry and Performance,” “Words Have More Than […]

17 Feb