Here is a select list of forthcoming as well as past invited lectures and keynotes. I am also working as a consultant for the forthcoming "Fire In the Disco" exhibition (with Jeffrey Deitch and Zoe Lukov) and consulted for “Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights”, held at the Experience Music Project, Seattle, 2003, and the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, New York, 2005. I co-curated “The Artefacts of Arthur Russell” exhibition with Conor Donlon, displayed at Donlon Books and the Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2010.
“Arthur Russell, Infinite Possibility and Dance Culture”, Rest Is Noise/ Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ and Volkshotel, ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) conference at Volkshotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16 October 2015.
"Schizo-culture and the politics of the downtown scene", Open School East, 16 July 2015.
“Mutant Music and the New York Dance Floor, 1980–83”, Newcastle University, 22 April 2015.
"Sonic Synergy, Social Synergy: New York City Party Culture, 1980-83", Goldsmiths University, 19 March 2015.
Radio NZ National Music interview with Tim Lawrence on Arthur Russell, broadcast 18 October 2014
"New York City, DJ Culture and the Politics of Gentrification", at WestWay Lab Festival, Portugal, 28 June 2014
"Disco: Counterculture, New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Neoliberalism", at "The 1970s in Comparative Perspective", Bristol University, 8 May 2014.
“Dancers, DJs and the New Sensorial Democracy of the 1970s” at "Fan Riots" conference, Music Festival SOSMurcia 4.8, Spain, 2 May 2014.
"The Rise of DJ Culture, Disco and the Downtown Scene", Off the Page, Oslo, 25 January 2014.
"The Rise of DJ Culture, Disco and the Downtown Scene", The Rest is Noise Festival, Southbank Centre, London, 10 November 2013. Podcast here.
"Gender, Sexuality and the Dance Floor: Preparatory Thoughts for the Works of Tracey Emin, Jimmy Robert, Cheryl Donegan and Jeremy Shaw", Stedelijk Contemporary Art Club, Trouw, Amsterdam, 5 September 2013.
"The Roots of Remix Culture", for the opening of the Mediterranean Dog Exhibition, Cole Gallery, London, 4 July 2013.
"Sound Now, Seek and You Will Find: An Arthur Russell Tribute", Beatyard Weekender, Dublin, 30 October 2012.
"Arthur Russell and the Pursuit of Openness", Hamburg (Golem) / Berlin (Prince Charles) / Bremen (Kunst und Kulturverein Spedition e.V.), 13-15 July 2012.
"The New York Dance Floor and the Impact of Neoliberal Policy", for the Music, Politics, Agency: Creative and Capitalism Synopsis", University of East London, 28 June 2012.
“Networking and Contact: Samuel Delany, Queerness and the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83”, Research Working Group, Institute of Performing Arts Development, University of East London, 4 May 2012.
“Pluralism, Minor Deviations and Radical Change: The Challenge to Experimental Music in Downtown New York, 1971-85”, for Performance, Screen, Media Research Centre, University of Wales, Newport, 19 October 2011.
"New York Dance Culture, 1980-84", American Studies Group, Haverford College, Philadelphia, 21 April 2011.
"Closet Heterosexuality: The Queer and the Deleuzian in the Work of Arthur Russell", Haverford College, Philadelphia, 20 April 2011.
"Big Business, Real Estate Determinism and Dance Culture in New York, 1980-88", Graduate Centre, City University of New York, New York, 15 April 2011.
“Networking and Contact: Competing Forms of Queerness on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-88”, Auscultations: Sound, Noise, Beats series, New York University, New York, 14 April 2011.
“Arthur Russell, the Downtown Music Scene, Collaborative Practice and the Non-Biographical Biography”, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, 28 February 2011.
“Arthur Russell, Hold On to Your Dreams and Wild Combination: Studies in Music, Collaboration and Biography,” Museo della Musica, Bologna, 2 December 2010.
“Pluralism, Minor Deviations and Radical Change: Experimental Music in Downtown New York, 1971-85”, Coventry University International Symposium on Experimental Music, 25 September 2010.
“Arthur Russell and the Writing of Hold On to Your Dreams”, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, 9 September 2010.
“Arthur Russell and the Writing of Hold On to Your Dreams,” De:Bug and Basso, Berlin, 23 July 2010.
“Closet Heterosexuality: Arthur Russell’s Refusal to Be Defined,” for the Sounds Queer conference, King’s College, London, 4 June 2010.
“Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92,” the Modern Institute and the GFT, Glasgow, 3 June 2010.
“New York Music Culture in the 1970s: Artisti e Altri Visionari alla Nascita Dell’Avanguardia Musicale e Newyorkese,” followed by an interview with Pierfrancesco Pacoda and Riccardo Sada, Clandestino, Festival Arte Contemporanea, Faenza, Italy, 22 May 2010.
“Arthur Russell: Disco and Beyond”, inaugural lecture of the Slow Blow Academy, Stockholm, Sweden, 15 May 2010.
“Arthur Russell and Contemporary Electronic Music,” Elita Electronic Music Festival, held at Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan, Italy, 14 April 2010.
Co-curator of Arthur Russell Tribute night at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, 20 February 2010 with Quinton Scott. Commissioned compositions by Jo Thomas accompanied book readings from Hold On to Your Dreams plus Arthur’s Landing performance.
“Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92”, Princeton University, New Jersey, 19 October 2009.
“Arthur Russell, Downtown New York and the World”, for the “Kiss Me Again: Mapping the Life and Legacy of Arthur Russell” conference, New York University, 10 October 2009.
“Writing Cultural History and Biography within Popular Music Studies”, for the “Popular Music and Recording Seminar Series”, Popular Music Research Centre, University of Salford, 12 March 2009.
“Arthur Russell: In History and the Present”, University of Falmouth, 8 December 2008.
Wild Combinations Screening, conversation with director Matt Wolf, ICA, London, 26 September 2008.
“Disco and the Queer Dance Floor”, for the “Feminist/Queer Desires: Past, Present and Future” Third Annual Gender and Theory Seminar, Goldsmiths College, 11 June, 2008.
“The Queer Politics of Dance Culture”, for the “Queer Jubilee III” conference, Rome, 23 June 2006.
“The Disco Revival”, Elita Electronic Music Festival conference, Milan, 8 April 2006.
“The Art of DJing” for the “Popular Music Studies Seminar Series”, John Moores University, Liverpool, 31 March 2006.
“Do You Wanna Funk? Sylvester, Patrick Cowley and Hi-NRG in the Post-Disco Era”, for the “Sylvester: The Life & Work of a Musical Icon” conference, Centre for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, New York University, 9 October 2004.
“The Dance Floor, the New Social Movements and the Politics of Counter-Culture”, for the “American Literature and Culture Seminar”, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, 15 May 2004.
Consultant for “Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights”, a major museum exhibit on American dance culture in the 1970s at the Experience Music Project, Seattle (2003) and the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, New York (2005).