Select Conference Papers
2018 ‘World History Association Conference’, 21-23 June 2018 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA): Not ‘banal’ material culture: ancient tokens, daily life and religion in Hellenistic and Roman Sicily (22-06-18).
2018 ‘AIAC/ICCA XIX Congress’, 22-26 May 2018 (Cologne/Bonn, Germany): Religion, micro-economies and divinities reproduction on small tesserae in Roman Sicily (26-05-18).
2018 ‘AIA/SCS Meeting’, 4-7 January 2018 (Boston, MA, US): The sacred twins even on tokens: the role of Dioskuroi at the ancient Tyndaris (Messina – Sicily) (07-01-18).
2017 ‘Association of the Ancient Historians Annual Meeting’, Brown University, 04-07 May 2017 (Providence, Rhode Island, USA): To be or not to be a coin? Ancient tokens in Italy as an economic source and the representation of local communities (05-05-17).
2017 Classical Association Conference’, University of Kent, 26-29 April 2017 (Canterbury, UK): Shaping a national and regional identity in Sicily through Classical Archaeology: the island’s culture heritage between the Bourbon and the Kingdom of Italy (1816-1918) (28-04-17).
2017 ‘60th Missouri History Valley Conference’, Magnolia Hotel, 02-04 March 2017 (Omaha, NE, USA): New photographs from the past: revealing excavations and social contexts in Sicily between nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (03-03-2017).
2016 ‘Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) Fall Meeting’, The Heldrich Conference Center, 20-22 October 2016 (New Brunswick, NJ, USA): Being on Cori’s trail at ‘Ratae Corieltavorum’: Latin/Archaeology clubs and outreach activity at Leicester local K-12 schools (United Kingdom) (22-10-2016).
2016 ‘Museums in the Global Contemporary: Debating the Museum of Now. 50th Anniversary Conference’, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 20-22 April 2016 (Leicester, UK): From Salinas (a director) to “Salinas” (a museum): The ongoing evolution of the Museum of Palermo in the Italian context (1861–2015) (22-04-16).
2015 ‘XV International Numismatic Congress’, 21-25 September 2015 (Taormina, Italy): Collecting coins and connecting collectors: government and social networks in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1816-1860) (24-09-15).
2015 AIA/SCS 146th Meeting, 8-11 January 2015 (New Orleans, LA, US): Above the law? Local priests and local archaeology in Sicily under the Kingdom of Italy (1861-1915) (11-01-15).
2014 AIA/APA 145th Meeting, 2-5 January 2014 (Chicago, IL, US): Politics and archaeology in post-Unification Sicily (1861–1915): new perspectives from records (03-01-14).
2018 Casa Italia Chicago, Italian Cultural Center (Chicago, IL, USA): A token for your thoughts: the lost and rediscovered world of token use in ancient Sicily (27-06-18).
2017 ‘5th Assemani Symposium on Arabic Coinage’, Università La Sapienza, Rome, 29-30 September 2017 (Rome, Italy): Why should the state keep Arabic coins? Assessing two case studies on nineteenth century Sicily (29-09-17).
2017 Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland): The newly-found world of tokens: an overview of Hellenistic and Roman Sicily (31-05-17).
2017 San Diego State University, Department of History (sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America) (San Diego, CA, USA): Ancient tokens and communities: insights into Hellenistic and Roman Sicily (06-03-17) (http://aia-sd.org/?p=907).
2013 Archaeology Seminars, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK): Tracking records and discovering unknown excavations: archaeology in the province of Messina during the post-Unification period (Sicily – Italy, 1861-1915) (07-03-13).
Conferences, Events and Workshops Organized
2018 Tokens, Value and Identity: Exploring Monetiform Objects in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, 18-19 October 2018, The British School at Rome (Rome, Italy): organizer of a two-day workshop on ancient tokens, featuring international leading scholars.
2018 AIA/SCS Meeting, 4-7 January 2018 (Boston, MA, USA): organizer of the session Banal Objects with Divine Power? Tokens, Deities, and Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean (07-01-18).
2015 The State and Its Past: Consolidating National Identities Through History, Archaeology, and Politics, Franke Institute, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA): co-organizer of a one-day conference featuring international speakers (10-10-15) (http://franke.uchicago.edu/tevents.html).