Amusements & Useful Devices from K. A. Wisniewski
“Science, Satire, and State Affairs: Colonial Comedy and Creative Industries during the U.S. Constitutional Debates,” Early Modern Satire: Themes, Re-Evaluations, and Practices, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, November 2-5, 2017.
“The Colors of Collaboration: The Origins and Designs of the American Flag,” The 90th Anniversary of Flag Day Ceremony and Celebration, The Star Spangled Banner Flag House, Baltimore, MD, June 14, 2017.
“The Hoax of ’63 & Comic Spirit of ’76: The Fake News of Francis Hopkinson,” Special Session: Fake News: Editors, Periodicals, and the Transmission of Information in Early America, The Society of Early Americanists, 28th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017.
“From the Pulpit to the Parade: Francis Hopkinson & his New Methods of Writing & Learning,” Rutgers Media Studies Conference: Extending Play, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, September 30-October 1, 2016.
Keynote Address: “Making Scholarship for Good,” Induction Ceremony of The Maryland Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Chi, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD, April 22, 2016.
“Pasting, Printing, Publishing, Projecting: DIY as/is Hobby/Theory,” 38th Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC), University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, March 23, 2016.
“Compositors of Types: Typography and Design in Eighteenth-century America,” The Beauty of Letters: Text, Type, and Communication in the Eighteenth Century, The University of Birmingham, The Typographic Hub and The Baskerville Society, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, March 13-15, 2015.
“The Periodical Squib, and Other Literary Gambols in Early America,” Leisure, Pleasure, and Entertainment, The 45th Annual Conference of the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS), University of Delaware, Newark, DE, November 6-8, 2014.
“The Punch-Linotype: The History of Printing in Baltimore,” Denker Fellows Forum, Chesapeake Chapter, American Printing History Association, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November 5, 2014.
“The Hopkinson Hoax of 1763,” CURRENTS: Humanities Work Now Forum, The Dresher Center for the Humanities, University of Maryland Baltimore County, November 3, 2014.
“A Different Type of Humor: Francis Hopkinson & Typographical Play in Early American Periodicals,” Graphic Humor in American Periodicals Panel, The American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014.
“Tattle, Rattle, Whistle: Toys for Attention, Tools for Disruption,” with Felix Burgos and Landry Digeon, Rethinking Intellectual Activism, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, April 12, 2014.
“Raising the Roof and Improving the Art of Paper War: Francis Hopkinson & the Performance of the Press in the Early Republic,” the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) Panel, Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) and 2013 Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013.
“Improving the Art of Paper War: The Literary Gambols of Francis Hopkinson,” Works-in-Progress Discussion Forum, The Dresher Center for the Humanities, University of Maryland Baltimore County, October 28, 2013.
Moderator and co-presenter of “The Future of Digital Publishing: A Curated Panel,” with Samantha Gorman, A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz, & Brianna Marshall, The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes, HASTAC 2013—The Decennial, York University, Toronto, Canada, April 25-28, 2013.