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  • Online Talk with the Last Tuesday Society

    I’m excited to be kicking off the Last Tuesday Society’s Supernatural Mystery Symposium, an online series curated by Shannon Taggart that brings together talks that were part of last summer’s event in the Spiritualist community of Lily Dale, New York. I’ll be speaking on March 3 about the future of the grave, with many fantastic…

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  • Winter Issue of Fine Books & Collections

    The winter issue of Fine Books & Collections magazine—a publication I started editing last year—is out now! I’m proud of how this one came together with a wide range of stories that explore the diverse world of books and collecting. Pick up a copy here (love live print!). I also contributed a short piece about…

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  • Review in the Christian Century

    Jessica Mesman at the Christian Century wrote a review of Grave that you can check out here. She kindly calls it “a digestible history and literary tour of American funerary practices, but it’s not just that. It’s also a case for the dignity of the human person beyond death and a call to keep the…

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  • AI for Museum Storytelling

    I covered a new project at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans that is using AI to engage visitors with oral histories of veterans and others who served during the conflict. Read the story online and in print with the Art Newspaper.

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  • Online talk with Arnos Vale

    On March 13, 2024, I’ll be joining Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol for an online talk about the grave’s transformation. Get tickets here!

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  • BBC Radio Interview

    This October, I joined the Thinking Allowed radio program from the BBC to talk about the history of the grave. Give it a listen as part of a fascinating lineup that also includes a conversation about memorial benches!

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  • Brooklyn Arcadia book out now!

    I contributed four essays to the beautiful new Brooklyn Arcadia: Art, History, and Nature at Majestic Green-Wood book published by Rizzoli. It features Andrew Garn’s photographs of Green-Wood Cemetery across the seasons. Pick up a copy now! I also joined Andrew for a radio interview timed with the book on WNYC’s All Of It program.

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  • New JSTOR Reading List

    I created a reading list for JSTOR Daily on the care of the dead and how it has changed over time. All of the JSTOR Daily lists allow free access to the linked research so check it out!

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  • Museums in Video Games

    For the Art Newspaper, I wrote a story exploring the role of museums in video games and what museums can learn from video games. Read it here!

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  • Cemetery Symbolism Class

    On October 18 at the Brooklyn Brainery, I’m bringing back my cemetery symbolism class for the autumn season! Come learn about the meaning behind tombstone symbols in New York City and beyond. Sign up here.

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  • October Cemetery Tours

    This October I’ll be leading two tours at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn with Morbid Anatomy. One will be on October 7 and themed on the language of flowers as seen through cemetery symbolism and the other will be on October 21, exploring memento mori symbolism.

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