Invited Lectures (selected)
“Nostalgia for the Future: Anticipatory Representation in Nazi
Art,” German Department and the Lamar Dodd School of Art,
University of Georgia, Athens, October 6, 2011.
“German Artists in Occupied Norway,” University of Bergen, Norway,
November 22, 2010.
“Making Radioactive Art Safe: The De-Nazification of Cultural
Collaborators in West Germany,” German Department, Duke University,
October 21, 2010.
“Modernism and Nazi Art,” University of Northampton, United
Kingdom, March 18, 2010.
“Nostalgia for the Future: Modernism and Nazi Art,” Public Lecture,
National Humanities Center, January 14, 2010.
“The American Confiscation of German Art in Post-War Germany,”
Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies, Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina, May 11, 2009.
“House of Art: A Cultural History of Nazi Germany,” Social Science
Research Seminar, Wake Forest University, April 20, 2009.
“Nostalgia for the Future: Tradition and Modernism in German Art,
1933-1945,” Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies,
Duke University, March 18, 2009.
“Nazi Art in Museums?” The Sought Foundation, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, February 15, 2008.
“The Invisible Museum: Unearthing the Lost Modernist Art of the
Third Reich,” Deutsches Historisches Museum, February 28, 2007.
“The Invisible Museum: The Secret Postwar History of Nazi Art,”
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University, October
“Hitler’s List and the Real Canon of Nazi Art,” English Department
Colloquium, Rutgers University, September 20, 2006.
Keynote Speaker, “Modernist Art in the Service of Nazi Culture:
Baldur von Schirach and the Junge Deutsche Kunst
Exhibition of 1943,” Conference
on Ideologues of the Extreme Right, Past and
Present , Teeside Univeristy, United Kingdom, July 4,
Keynote Speaker, “Nazi Modernism and the Mobilization of Christian
Artists in the Third Reich,” Conference on
Modernism, Christianity and Apocalypse , University of
Bergen, Norway, July 19, 2012.
“The German War Art Collection as a
Challenge to Traditional Art History,” College Art Association
Convention, Los Angeles, February 22, 2012.
Keynote Speaker, “Symposium on Visualizing and Exhibiting Fascism,”
Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, United Kingdom,
March 19, 2010.
Keynote Speaker, “Symposium on Political Fascism and Cultural
Modernity,” University of Konstanz, Germany, November 14, 2009.
“Nazi Art in Museums? Canonization and Controversy,” German Studies
Association Annual Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 5,
“Controlling the Legacy of Nazi Culture: Official U.S. Art Seizures
in Occupied Germany,” College Art Association Annual Conference,
Dallas, February 23, 2008.
Keynote Speaker, “ The Wehrmacht and
Official Modernism in the Third Reich,” German Department Graduate
Student Conference, Rutgers University, February 23, 2007.
“Hitler’s List: New Canonical Documents,”
Modernism-Fascism-Postmodernism Symposium, University of New
Mexico, Albuquerque, September 21, 2006.
“The U.S. Army’s Program of Art Confiscation and Repression,
1946-2005,” Deutsches Historisches Museum Symposium, Berlin, March
“The Troost Achive: Rare Artifacts in the Collection of the
Wolfsonian-FIU,” The Wolfsonian Tenth Anniversary Workshop, the
Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, December
“Sequestration and Repression: The U.S. Army’s German War Art
Collection,” Modernist Studies Association, Chicago, November 5,
“When Art is Not Art: Nazi Art and Post-War Politics,” College Art
Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, February 2005.
“Secret Archives and Hidden Artifacts: The U.S. Army's
German War Art Collection,” American
Historical Association, Seattle, January 2005.
“ Wort aus Stein : Architecture as Political Ideology in
Albert Speer’s Reich Chancellery,” Society of Architectural
Historians, Providence, Rhode Island, April 16, 2004.