Purity and Politics: The Roman Landscape of Intra-Rabbinic Conflict, November 2015, annual conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta.    

The Memorable Metropolis and the Forgettable Field: Between Rabbinic and Roman Spatial Mnemonics, October 2014, invited lectureNotre Dame University.

Gesture and Territory: Walking, Speaking and Measuring in Rabbinic and Roman Land Distribution, March 2014, Placing Ancient Texts: the Rhetorical and Ritual Use of Space, Princeton University.

Visualizing Architectural Space, April 2014, Midwest Ancient Judaism Colloquium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The Mechanisms of Rabbinic and Roman Spatial Mnemonics, February 2014, invited lecture, Franklin and Marshall College.

Contemplative Marketplaces: Rabbinic Study and Prayer in the Roman Public Sphere, November 2013, annual conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore.

Torah and Topography: Late Antique Rabbinic Culture Between Real and Symbolic Space, March 2013, The Spatial Turn in Judaism, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York.

Rabbinic Urbanism: Reorienting the Roman Cityscape, 2012, annual conference 

of the Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago.

Spatial Succession: Urban Topographies

 and the Intra-Rabbinic Generational Struggle, 2012, annual conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago.

Décor, Decorum and Declamation: The Spatial Setting of Rabbinic Speech, 2011, annual conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco.

Forgetting Spatially: Mnemonics and Landscape in Rabbinic and Roman Text, October 2011, invited lecture, Working Group on Visual and Material Religions, University of Southern California.

Forget the Landscape: Between Rabbinic and Roman Spatial Mnemonics, April 2011, invited lecture, Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins, University of Pennsylvania. 

Mnemonic Topography: Landscape and Memory in Rabbinic and Roman Text, April 2011, invited lecture, Yale Judaic Studies Lecture Series, Yale University. 

Dwelling on Architecture: Buildings and Rabbis in Late Antique Sepphoris, December 2010, annual conference of the Association of Jewish Studies, Boston.

The Rabbinic Art of Memory: Talmudic Spatial Practices and Roman Mnemonics, November 2010, annual conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta.

The Limits of Space and Place: Spatial Categories and the Case of Rabbinic Urban Boundaries, December 2009, annual conference of the Association of Jewish Studies, Los Angeles.
The Torah Room: Spaces of Rabbinic Study as Exegetical topoi, November 2009, annual conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans.

Squaring Cities: Rabbinic Shabbat Boundary and Late Antique Urban Rituals, August 2009, Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.

Rabbis on the Road: the Conflict of anina and Yohanan and the Travels Between Sepphoris and TiberiasAugust 2009, “Violence, Authority and Subversion in Late Antique Jewish Culture”, Workshop sponsored by UCLA and Ben-Gurion University. 

Sages on Couches: the Architecture of Roman triclinia and Rabbinic Notions of Sacred Time and Space, April 2009, invited lecture at the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University.

Studying Torah in Heavenly triclinia: the Architecture of Graeco-Roman Houses in the Galilee and the Formation of Rabbinic Judaism, May 2008, “Cross-cultural Approaches to Family and Household Structure in the Ancient World”, The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.  

A Holy Man’s Space: Revisiting Rabbi Ḥanina’s Neighborhood in Sepphoris, December 2007, Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies, Toronto.
The Architecture of Late Antique Sepphoris and Rabbinic Urban Rituals, May 2007, The Getty Seminar on Religion and Ritual, the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

Consecrating the City: Late Antique Sepphoris and the Constitution of Rabbinic Urban TopographyMarch 2007, invited lecture at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University.

Between Sepphoris and Jerusalem, October 2005, invited lecture at the Seminar in Hebrew, Jewish and Early Christian Studies, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University.

The Topography of Symbol: Between Late Antique and Modern Jewish Understanding of Cities, June 2005, “Makom, Das Verhältnis von realem und imaginärem Ort in Judentum”, Potsdam University.

Architecture and Oral Discourse: the City of Sepphoris and the Rabbinic Urban Understanding, April 2005, Architecture Research Seminar, The Department of Architecture, Cambridge University.

Oral Towns: Rabbinic Discourse and the Understanding of the Late Antique Jewish City, July 2004, “Imagining the city”, St. John’s College, Cambridge University.

Rabbinic Representations of Urban Paradigms, July 2004, colloquium of the European Association of Jewish Studies, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University.