‘Cabiria and archaeology’, conference Cinéma et archéologie, Université Paris Nanterre/ Musée du Louvre, 11-13 May 2023.
‘Her/Hair Affairs. Hair and Gestures in Early Cinema’, workshop Dance, Acting, Movement and Gestural Patterns in Silent Cinema (focused on women and organized in the framework of W.I.S.S.PE.R. project), Eye Study Center, Amsterdam, 21 April 2023


‘Da Salammbô a Sofonisba: La femme fatale cartaginese tra letteratura, pittura e cinema’, conference Le tenebrose. Figure di femme fatale nel cinema e nei media europei tra mito e contemporaneità, Università di Pisa, 1 December 2022.
‘Italian Early Antiquity films and the “Archaeologists”. The Pictorial Roots of Quo Vadis? (1913) and Cabiria (1914)’, conference ISIS In Between and Across: New Directions, Mappings and Contact Zones, Trinity College, Dublin, 1-3 September 2022.
‘The Rome of Gérôme. Lantern slides on Antiquity in fiction and non-fiction series’, Final Conference B-MAGIC, FOMU, Antwerp, 5 May 2022.

‘Gérôme, Alma-Tadema and Guazzoni’s Quo vadis?‘, guest lecture Università di RomaDue, Tor Vergata, 5 November 2021.
Presentation of work in progress (new monograph), NIAS, 14 October 2022.
‘Bodies in Motion. De Middeleeuwen in films’. Online lecture on behalf of Museum Catharijneconvent, 9 January 2021. In occasion of the exhibition ‘Body Language’.

‘Panorama, Academia, Archive. German-Dutch Film relationships’. Online keynote at the online conference  Kino, Krieg und Tulpen. Deutsch-niederländische Filmbeziehungen, 20-22 November 2020, on German-Dutch film relationships. I was also co-organizer of the conference.

‘Italia Almirante et les arts: rapports picturaux, sculpturales et théâtraux dans Femmina et L’ombra, workshop Découvertes du cinéma muet italien dans les collections du CNC, Bois d’Arcy (Paris), 19 November 2019.
‘Italian Early Non-Fiction within Modern Aesthetic Visions’, and organisation panel ‘Italian Early Non-Fiction and the Picturesque’, conference The Picturesque: Visual Pleasure and Intermediality in-between Contemporary Cinema, Art and Digital Culture, Sapientia University, Cluj, 25 October 2019.
Sicily on Film, guest lecture, Vrije Universiteit, 5 April 2019.
Melodrama in Italian Cinema, 1945-1954
guest lecture, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, 1 April 2019.
Panel Troy on Film, Spui25, Amsterdam, 12 March 2019.

Moderation of two slots on various non-digitized Italian silent films (with Elif Rongen), one slot on early non-fiction (with Luca Mazzei), and one presentation on early Italian film posters within the EYE Film Museum Collection, at the workshop A Dive into the Collections of the EYE Film Museum, EYE Collection Center, Amsterdam, 20-21 December 2018.
Presentation Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art, conference NECS, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 27 June 2018.
Presentation/ round table Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art, conference AAIS, Sorrento, 14 June 2018.
Presentation/ public lecture Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art, Civica Scuola “Luchino Visconti”, Milan, 8 May 2018.
Presentation/ round table Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art, Università Cattolica, Milan, 7 May 2018.
Presentation/ public lecture Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, 20 April 2018.
Presentation/ round table Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art, Royal Dutch Institute, Rome, 20 March 2018.
‘Film in Rome/ Rome on Film. Challenging the Eternal City’, international MA course Challenging Eternity, VU University, 25 January 2017.

‘Alma-Tadema and Film: The artistic vision of film directors: Enrico Guazoni and Ridley Scott’, conference Alma-Tadema: Antiquity at Home and On Screen, Birkbeck University, London, 21 October 2017.
Workshop Caligula, de la danse aux décors: Les arts en excès!, Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, 25 June 2017.
‘Spectacular Images: G.A. Rochegrosse’s illustrations for Flaubert’s Salammbô and Giovanni Pastrone’s Cabiria’, conference Vers une esthétique du spectaculaire.
Le cinéma muet italien au croisement des arts plastiques, scéniques et décoratifs 1896-1930, Villa Medici, Rome, 16 June 2017.
‘The Pictorial Turn: intervisualità e riciclaggio in Fabiola (1918)’, conference Fabiola di Enrico Guazzoni. Dal buio delle catacombe alla luce degli schermi, Istituto Storico Austriaco, Sala Trevi, Rome, 14 June 2017.
‘Film in Rome/ Rome on Film. Challenging the Eternal City’, international MA course Challenging Eternity, VU University, 2 March 2017.
Introduction Der Unüberwindliche, Zeughauskino, Berlin, 7 April 2017.

Introduction Berlin, die Sinfonie der Groszstadt (Walther Ruttmann, 1927), Orgelpark, Amsterdam, 17 January 2017.
Introduction screening Quo vadis? (Enrico Guazzoni, Cines 1913), Sunday Concert, EYE, Amsterdam, 18 December 2016.
Lecture Alma-Tadema and Film, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, 26 November 2016.
‘Ri-vedere Luchino Visconti: arte e cinema’, guest lecture, Università degli Studi “G. D’Annunzio”, Chieti, 16 November 2016.
‘Moving Pictures: Enrico Guazzoni’s Appropriation of Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Jean-Léon Gérôme in Quo Vadis? (1913)’, conference ‘Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Quo vadis?  – inspirations, contexts, reception’, Polish Institute/ Casa del Cinema, Rome, 15 November 2016.
Introduction early antiquity films, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, 7 October 2016.
Workshop Antiquity and Silent Cinema, Cinema Ritrovato festival, Bologna, 30 June and 1 July 2016. In collaboration with Maria Wyke a.o.
‘Ausonia’s Beefcake in Poses Plastiques and Film’, conference Domitor ‘Viscera, Skin, and Physical Form: Corporeality and Early Cinema’, University of Stockholm, 17 June 2016.
‘Film in Rome/ Rome on Film. Challenging the Eternal City’, international MA course Challenging Eternity, VU University, 21 April 2016.
‘Intermedialities: history painting/ historical films’, ICIH Workshop Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories, University of Leeds, 22 March 2016.

‘Cinematic Frames of Reference. The Second Life of the Painters of Antiquity’, conference ‘Cinema & Storia’, RomaTre University, 27 November 2015.
Collegium on programme ‘Italian Muscle in Germany’, festival Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone, 3-10 October 2015.
‘Intermedial Roots and Self-reflexivity: the Italian Strongmen in Silent Film’, ISIS conference Play/Perform/Participate, panel Intermedial Cinema, University of Utrecht, 18 April 2015.
‘Desmet en Den Bosch’, Lions, In de Roos, Den Bosch, 26 January 2015.

‘Angstaanjagend, modern en kunstzinnig. De affiches in de Desmet-collectie’, EYE, Amsterdam, 14 December 2014. In occasion of the exhibition ‘Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory: The Adventurous Years of Film (1907-1916)’.
Moderator workshop session on Orientalism, within the workshop ‘Il fascino irresistibile dell’antichità’, organised by Mariann Lewinsky, Maria Wyke, Pantelis Michelakis, and Ivo Blom, Bologna, 4 and 5 July 2014.
‘Bodies of Evidence. Maciste versus Ausonia in existing film prints’, AAIS conference, Universität Zürich, Zürich, 25 May 2014.
Introduction of the film La Grande Guerra (Mario Monicelli 1959), EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, March 10th, 2014.

‘Romeo e Giulietta (1912). La Film d’Arte Italiana e il Fondo Jean Desmet’, Lyons Club, Palazzo Castellani, Verona, 14 October 2013.
Introduction of the film Spartaco (Pasquali 1913) during the Cinema Ritrovato festival, Bologna, July 2013. Also moderating a workshop session with Giovanni Lasi, related to the screening of Spartaco, within the workshop ‘Il fascino irresistibile dell’antichità’, organised by Mariann Lewinsky, Maria Wyke and Pantelis Michelakis.
‘Crossmedial Exhibitions’, in occasion of exhibition ‘Play & Prosume’ and the HERA funded project ‘Technology, Exchange and Flow: Artistic Media Practices & Commercial Application’, Kunsthalle Project Space, Karlsplatz, Vienna, 8 March 2013.
‘From Aida to Cleopatra. Representation of Egypt in silent cinema’, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, 8 January 2013, in occasion of exhibition ‘Het Egypte van Hollywood’. Also contribution to round table on Historical Representation in Cinema, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, 14 January 2013.

‘Diva Crossmedial: Lyda Borelli between Art, Photography, Theater and Cinema’, conference Domitor, Brighton, 21 June, 2012. Also chair panel on ‘presence’ in early cinema: ‘Early Cinema (a)live! Sound, Body Performances, and Media Constructions of Presence.’ (22 June)
‘Of Artists and Models. Painters and Sculptors in Italian Silent Cinema’, conference The Cinema of Sensations, Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca, 25 May 2012.
Lecture/Introduction film programme Desmet Collection ‘Cinema on the fairgrounds’, MUMOK (Museum für Moderne Kunst), Vienna, 4 April 2012.
Talkshow ‘Talk of the Town’, host Theodore van Houten, De Oude Veiling, Aalsmeer, 25 March 2012.

Workshop Desmet Unesco, AVA-conference, Hilversum, 4 November 2011.
‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall… Confrontations in film and art’, conference Media Acts, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, 26 October 2011.
Collegium Desmet Unesco, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone, 5 October 2011.
‘Archeology of the set. Paintings in the films by Luchino Visconti, in comparison with Fellini’, symposium ‘Fellini: Between Life and Fantasy’, Hebrew University of Jeruzalem, School of the Arts, 4 April 2011.
Introduction, ‘Andrej Tarkovski’s The Mirror‘, Kitsch, VU University, Amsterdam,  1 February 2011.
‘Meedogenloos en miserabel. Naturalisme in de film’, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2 January 2011.

‘Naturalism and film’, symposium ‘De rauwe werkelijkheid’, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 26 November 2010.
‘Tosca und Tivoli. Carl Koch, Jean Renoir und die Produktion von TOSCA (1939-1941)’, Cinefest 2010 ‘Cinema trans-alpino – deutsch-italienische Filmbeziehungen’, Hamburg, 18-20 November 2010.
‘Cross-medial exhibitions as opportunities and obstacles’, 4th NECS conference ‘Urban Mediations’, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 26 June 2010.
‘Windows, doors and mirrors. Framing in the films of Luchino Visconti’, conference ‘Iconology Meets Media Studies: Netherlandish Motifs’, 3d Iconology Research Group Symposium, Utrecht University, 5 March 2010.

‘The earliest film images of Dam Square, Amsterdam (c.1899-1901)’, conference ‘Imagining Amsterdam’, University of Amsterdam, November 2009, http://www.hum.uva.nl/Imagining-Amsterdam
‘Gerome & Quo vadis?: Representation of Rome in painting & early cinema’, International Meeting, Society of Biblical Studies, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome, July 2009.

”Tosca a Tivoli: Jean Renoir alla Villa Adriana’, Conference ‘Puccini & Cinema’, Auditorium, Torre del Lago.
” Intermedialities: Luchino Visconti & visual culture’, 3th NECS conference, University of Budapest, Budapest
‘Spiegeltje, spiegeltje aan de wand. Spiegels in de films van Luchino Visconti’, Dante Alighieri, University of Groningen, Groningen.
‘Visconti e arti visive’, University of Terni, Terni.

’Intermediality: Luchino Visconti & Visual Culture’, expert meeting Intermedialities, Reale Istituto Neerlandese, Roma
’Beeldreizen. gebruik van filmbeelden in vergelijkend perspectief’, conference Visual Culture, Digitization & Education, Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen (KNAW), Amsterdam.

’Specchio, servo dell mie brame. Specchi nei film di Luchino Visconti’, conference Lavori in corso (Associazione italiana per le ricerche di storia del cinema/AIRCS), Accademia di Belle Arti, Napoli.
Introduction & keynote, conference Visconti & Visual Arts, Palazzo Visconti, Milan.
’Neven, geen broers: Visconti en schilderkunst’, Vriendendag, Vrienden van het Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut te Rome, Museum Valkhof, Nijmegen.

‘Al cinema! Film en bioscoop in de Italiaanse film’, Studium Generale, Crea, Amsterdam.
Gastcollege over twee versies The Ten Commandments van Cecil B.deMille, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Inleiding opening expositie Blikvangers, Exposorium, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
Lezing Jean Desmet, Universiteit Gent.
‘Lyda Borelli e la nascita del glamour. Dal teatro, via pittura e fotografia, al cinema’, conference Attraversamenti. L’attore nel Novecento e l’interazione fra le arti, University of Salerno.

Lecture & book presentation, film programme Desmet Collection/ introduction Lucky Star (Borzage 1929)/introduction Sangue bleu (1914), Museo Nazionale del Cinema/Cinema Massimo, Turin/ Cineteca Italiana/Spazio Oberdan, Milan.
Presentation reserach ‘Visconti & visual culture’, Reale Istituto Neerlandese, Rome.
‘Infrastructure, open systems and early cinema distribution on the basis of Jean Desmet’, Domitor conference Distribution, ”t Hoogt/University of Utrecht, Utrecht.
‘From globalisation to localisation: Jean Desmet’s distribution considered on a local level’, conference Local Film and Local Exhibition (British Academy Network Seminar), University of Stockholm.
‘L’invenzione del glamour. Le dive italiane del muto nella pittura, nella fotografia e nel cinema’, conference ‘Diva Dolorosa: la gestualità sofferta/Le dive italiane e la nascita del glamour, Reale Istituto Neerlandese, Rome.

Introduction & book presentation at film programme Desmet Collection: Filmmuseum der Landeshauptstadt, Düsseldorf; Kino Arsenal im Filmhaus am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin; Filmmuseum im Stadmuseum, München; Kino im Deutschen Filmmuseum, Frankfurt; Cinémathèque Municipale de Luxembourg, Luxemburg; Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Brussel, Filmhuis Images, Groningen.
‘The First Cameraman on Iceland. Travel Film and Travel Literature’, British Silent Cinema Weekend, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
‘Venetië in de film’, Het Gespuis, Amsterdam
’Ossessione en versies vanThe Postman Always Rings Twice’, Filmhuis Griffioen, Amsterdam.
’Film d’arte italiana’ Laboratorio del cinema muto italiano, Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna.

‘Business as Usual? Filmhandel, bioscoopwezen en filmpropaganda in Nederland tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog’, introduction to the Möwe-Film, The Western Front Association, Utrecht.

‘The First Cameraman on Iceland. Travel Film and Travel Literature’, conference Society of Cinema Studies, Washington.
‘Beelden die niet voor zich spreken. Van anchors tot explicateurs’, VU University, Amsterdam.
‘Neven, nooit broers. De rol van de schilderkunst in de films van Luchino Visconti’, Het Oude Slot, Heemstede.
‘Groszstadtgefühl: Walter Ruttmanns Berlin- Die Symphonie der Groszstadt (1929)’, Theater Lantaren, Rotterdam.

‘Quo Vadis? From Painting to Cinema and Everything in Between’, Domitor conference Film and Other Arts, Udine.
‘De Look van Lang. Fritz Langs Die Nibelungen’, Theater Lantaren, Rotterdam.
‘Business as Usual? Filmhandel, bioscoopwezen en filmpropaganda in Nederland tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog’, conference Leven naast de catastrofe. Nederland tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog, Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam.

‘Travelogue italiani: molte domande ed alcune possibili risposte’, congres A Nuova Luce, DAMS Bologna.
‘’Fragments: de la préservation à la présentation’, conference Archimedia, University of Liège.

Round table conference ‘A Panorama of Collections’, Archimedia, Utrecht.

‘I film Ambrosio nella collezione Desmet’’, conference I Giorni di Cabiria II, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin.

‘De eerste filmgigant in Nederland. De snelle verovering van Nederland door Pathé’, conference Honderd Jaar Film in Nederland – het begin, University of Amsterdam.
‘’Il primo cinema tedesco nella collezione Desmet’, conference at retrospective Rosso per pericolo, fuoco e amore. Il cinema tedesco degli anni dieci, Goethe-Institut, Rome.
‘Found and Lost. Pathé and the Netherlands as envisioned in the Pathé-Desmet Affair’, Domitor conference La firme Pathé Frères, 1896-1914, Paris.

‘Yevgeni Bauer & Georges Rodenbach’, Film- en Opvoeringskunsten, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen.
‘The Repertory. An Attempt to Decode the Body Language of Lyda Borelli’, Summer school Early Film Acting, Jurmala (Riga).

‘Color in Silent Cinema’, Ekko Utrecht.
‘Lyda Borelli’s Alphabet’, Film- en Televisiewetenschap, University of Amsterdam.
Lecture, Desmet-themadagen, Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam.

‘Le regne éphémère de la Nordisk’, Palais Chaillot (Cinémathèque Française)/Sorbonne, Paris.
‘Good versus Evil. Maciste and Pina Menichelli in the Netherlands’, IAMHIST conference Film and the First World War, Amsterdam.

‘Cinema e pittura. De rol van de schilderkunst in de films van Luchino Visconti’, Universiteit van Leuven (STUC)/ Filmhuis Lantaren ‘t Venster, Rotterdam.
‘They Had Faces Then. Het verlies van de stomme film’, De Pauwhof, Wassenaar.
‘Splendour and Misery in European Film Archives’, University of East Anglia, Norwich.
‘La commedia al’italiana’, Istituto Italiano di Cultura per i Paesi Bassi, Amsterdam.

‘Il Fuoco or the Fatal Portrait. The XIXth Century in Early Italian Cinema’, conference Le portrait peint au cinéma, Auditorium Musée du Louvre, Paris.
‘La critica della Filmliga, la critica a parte della Filmliga e la critica contro la Filmliga’, conference Filmliga, DAMS (Dipartimento Arte, Musica e Spettacolo), University of Bologna.

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