Upcoming Talks


  • “Translating the Pacific: Georg Forster and the Order of Nature in Meiners, Kant, and Herder,” (with Jennifer Mensch), The German Studies Association, Montréal, 5–8 October, 2023.
  • “Blumenbach on Spontaneous Generation and the Formative Drive,” Conference in Honour of Stephen Gaukroger, University of Sydney, February, 2024.
  • “On the ‘Essay on the Maladies of the Head,’” The Young Kant, Northwestern University, 23–25 May, 2024.


  • “Racism and Canonicity in Enlightenment Studies,” Opening the Canon: Interdisciplinary Soundings, Marquette University, 28 October, 2022.
  • “Representing Foreign Cultures in the Age of Exploration: German Natural History in Word and Image,” Classical and Contemporary Themes from the Philosophy of Culture: Foreign Cultures, Subjectivity, Interculturality, Truth, History, Marquette University, 22 February, 2022.
  • “Kant and the Miracle of Freedom”, Indiana Philosophical Association, Bloomington, IN, 12-13 November, 2021.
  • “The Bildungstrieb and Spontaneous Generation,” Johann Friedrich Blumenbach’s Bildungstrieb (1789): «What is life?» in science, philosophy and politics around 1800, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 14-15 October, 2021.
  • “Scientific Metaphysics and Metaphysical Science,” Metaphysics as Science in Classical German Philosophy, University College Dublin, 16-17 April, 2021.
  • “Judging a Book by Its Cover Page (well, Frontispiece),” Marquette University Honors Program, 25 March, 2021.
  • “Tuna on Kant and Imaginative Resistance,” Central APA, 24-27 February, 2021.
  • Kant and ‘the Limitless Field of Oneiric Transcendental Medicine,’” Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy, 15 October, 2020.