3 Oct. 2019 Keynote lecture, Cargoes: The materiality of ‘connectivity in motion’ across the Indian Ocean
, international Conference, Berlin (co-organised by the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Halle and University of Bonn).
24 April 2019 Pubic lecture, Abraham’s Luggage, Silsila: Center for Material Histories, New York University, New York.
17 Jan. 2019 Public lecture, Abraham’s Luggage, Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
11 Jan. 2019 Imagining the Oceans, Workshop, St. John’s University, New York (supported by Stanford University).
5-7 Dec. 2018 Keynote lecture: “Abraham's Luggage. Objects and places in the western Indian Ocean world – towards a high-definition “archaeology” of text,” UrbNet Africa 2018 Africa and the Indian Ocean past in high definition
, Aarhus University, Denmark.
29-30 Nov. 2018 “Some New Uses of the Genizah Mercantile Letter – On the Materiality of Writing in the Indian Ocean World,” Knowledge Traditions of the Indian Ocean World, convened by Himanshu Prapha Ray, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford.