Oct. 2012: "Lectura Dantis: Paradiso 28." Boston College http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/saiber/
May 2012: “Code Writing: Leon Battista Alberti’s De cifris (1466).” Stanford University, Italian Department.
April 2012: “Dante and Popular Culture.” Holy Cross, Italian Department.
April 2012: “Reflections on Love in Dante’s Divine Comhedy” University Club of New York City.
April 2012: “Dante.” University of Maine-Orono, Honors Program.
March 2012: “Dante and Popular Culture.” Bucknell University, Italian Department.
March 2012: “Divine but not Golden: Luca Pacioli and the Renaissance Mathematics of Lettering.” Brown University, Italian Department.
Dec. 2011: “Niccolò Tartaglia’s Poetic Solution to the Cubic Equation.” University of Maine-Orono, Department of Mathematics.
Nov. 2011: Seminar discussant, Futures. Johns Hopkins University, Department of German and Romance Languages.
April 2011: with Elliott King, “Dante and Dalí.” Georgia Museum of Art. Athens, GA.
Dec. 2010: “Giordano Bruno, Philosopher of the Forbidden.” Hampshire College.
Oct. 2010: “Renaissance Cryptography.” Loyola University.
April 2010: “Math and the Alphabet in Renaissance Italy.” Ohio State University, Comparative Studies Department.
April 2010: “Futurist Gastropolemics.” Smith College.
March 2010: “Giambattista Della Porta’s Flexilinear Language.” Indiana University-Bloomington.
March 2010: “Purgatorio XV.” McGill University.
March 2010: “Dante and Pop Culture.” McGill University.
Jan. 2010: “The Cryptographer’s Flying Eyeball: A Case Study in Interdisciplinarity.” Karofsky Encore Lecture. Bowdoin College.
Dec. 2009: Keynote: “Interdisciplinarity.” The State of Italian Studies. Wellesley College, MA.
Oct. 2009: “Niccolò Tartaglia’s Poetic Solution to the Cubic Equation.” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mathematics.
April 2009: “Leon Battista Alberti e la crittografia: Un duetto in cifra tra il linguaggio e la matematica.” Palazzo Rucellai. Florence, Italy.
Nov. 2008: “Literature and Mathematics in Early Modern Italy.” Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy.
March 2008: “Twists, Knots, and the Very Small: Pathways into the Literary and Mathematical Imaginations.” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Feb. 2008: “Alberti’s Cryptography.” Codes in Conflict: New Formations in Early Modern Studies. The Center for Early Modern Studies. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dec. 2007: “Dante: Stella della cultura Pop?” Circolo Italiano di Boston. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Feb. 2006: Keynote: “In a network of lines that enlace: Science and the Italian Literary Imagination.” Scientifica-mente: The Symbiosis of Literature and Science in Italian Culture. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Jan. 2006: “A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld: The Polyphonic Discourse of Electronic Music.” University of California, Santa Cruz.
May 2005: “Rewarding.” Bowdoin Honors Day.
Feb. 2005: “Lyrical Numbers: The Poetry of Mathematics in Early Modern Europe.” University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Feb. 2005: “Lyrical Numbers: The Poetry of Mathematics in Early Modern Europe.” Yale University, New Haven, CT.
June 2004: “Spazio e letteratura.” Centro Internazionale di Studi Deradiani, San Demetrio Corone, Italy.
March 2004: “Number, Shape, and Word in Renaissance Italian Literature.” Humanities Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
March 2004: “Well-Versed Mathematics in Early Modern Italy.” Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
April 2003: “Hyperdimensionality in Salvador Dalí’s Illustrations of Dante’s Paradiso.” Dante Society of America, Cambridge, MA.