Selected Academic Talks

2019:
The Speaking Ape: Language, Eden, and the Search for Origins in the Nineteenth Century. History seminar series, UNSW Sydney.

Colonial Geology and the Question of African Antiquity. Earth and Empires symposium, UNSW Sydney.

2018:
Political Geology and Paleoanthropology in Action. Political Geology: Active Stratigraphies and the Making of Life symposium, UNSW Sydney.

Out of Asia: A Global History of the Search for the Origins of Humankind. Paleontology, Geobiology, and Earth Archives Research Centre (PANGEA) seminar, UNSW Sydney.

2017:
Proving Prehistoric Man: Interpreting Geological and Archaeological Evidence in Interwar East Africa.  History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Toronto.

Paleoanthropology and World History in the Global Cold War. Session on Internationality: Modes of International Cooperation in Science, International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro.

Driving Fast, Digging Slow: Modernity, Manliness, and Paleoanthropological Field Practice in Interwar Mongolia. Quickness and Delay: A Global Look at the Historical Experience of Time and Communication. Princeton-Humboldt Graduate Global History Workshop, Humboldt Universität-Berlin.

2016:
Ancient Humans, New Norms: Paleoanthropology and Postwar World History. University Center for Human Values Graduate Seminar, Princeton University.

Paleoanthropology as World History in the Cold War. Princeton-Harvard-MIT Workshop in the History of the Physical Sciences (Phunday), Harvard University.

Hunting the Human Homeland: Politics and Paleoanthropology in Central Asia, 1920-1936. History of Science Program Seminar, Princeton University.

2015:
Evolution’s Footprints: Transnational Science, Human Identity, and the Emergence of Global Research Networks in 20th Century Biology. Global History Collaborative Summer School, University of Tokyo.

Calculating Carbon: Interdisciplinary Science, Radiometric Dating and Evolutionary Time. History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Chicago.

The Case of the Disappearing Pinky Toe: Human Evolution in the Popular Imagination in the 20th Century. Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology, Yale University.