Conferences, Talks and Symposia

2021

  • Creative Keynote: 'Imagination in the Field: Our Right to Roam', Earth(ly) Matters Conference, Sheffield Hallam University. (Speaker).

  • 'Romani Literature: A Keystone of the New Romanipen' by Dr. Delia Grigore, European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture. (Panel). 

  • Holocaust Memorial Day, Newcastle City Council and A Living Tradition, (Panel).

  • Northern Writer's Awards Roadshow, New Writing North, (Panel).

2020

  • Writing in Collaboration, The Stay at Home Literary Festival. (Panel). 

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Newcastle University. (Speaker).

  • Whose Heritage? Symposium: A (Multi)Cultural Perspective, Northumbria University. With David Olusoga and Dawn Walton. (Speaker).
     

2019

  • FUSION: Interdisciplinary Symposium, Newcastle University. (Organiser).

2018

  • 'Birds of Passage: Spotting Travellers in Thomas Bewick’s British Birds’, Literary Birds Conference, Durham Book Festival, Durham University. (Speaker).

  • Interdisciplinarity Masterclass Event, Durham University Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Mining Institute, Newcastle. (Speaker).

  • Hate Crime Conference: Changing the Culture, Newcastle University. (Participant).

2017

  • Creative Practice Completion Symposium, Hospitalfield Arts Centre, Arbroath. Residential symposium. Funded by AHRC Student Innovation Fund. (Organiser).

  • Paper: ‘The Gypsy in the Archive’ and exhibition, ‘Telling Tales: Gypsy, Roma and Travellers in Thomas Bewick’s tail-pieces’, Hospitalfield Arts Centre.

  • 'Poetry of Witness and Tyneside Refugees', English: Shared Futures Conference, Newcastle University. (Speaker).

  • Archival Skills Symposium, Queens University Belfast. (Participant).

  • ‘Poetry of Witness: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Diaspora’, Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts: Poetry Festival, Newcastle University. (Speaker).

           

2016

  • Texts and Contexts Conference, Durham University. (Participant).

2015

  • ‘GRT: A Witness in the Archive’, Identity: Practices, Perspectives and Possibilities, Newcastle University. (Speaker).

  • ‘Ekphrasis in the Bewick Archive', Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts: First Thursday, Newcastle University, (Speaker).

  • Working with Archives, Residential Symposium, The Wordsworth Trust. (Participant).

  • Mourning and Morbidity, British Art Research School, York University. (Participant).

  • Voices and Books, Newcastle University. (Conference Assistant).

  • ‘Polished: Ekphrastic Poetry’, AHRC Northern Bridge DTP Summer School, Great North Museum. (Co-organiser). (Speaker and poem-film screening.)