Presentations

Guest lectures

'Facing Armageddon: Britain and the bomber, 1908-1941', School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, 16 May 2008 (online version).

'The next war in the air: Britain and the bomber, 1908-1941', Total War and Social Change: Europe 1914-1955 summer school, Open University, 2 August 2007.

Seminar presentations

'Staging the aerial theatre: Britishness and airmindedness in the 20th century', Humanities Research Seminar, School of Humanities, University of New England, 3 October 2014 (podcast).

Conference papers

'War in a northern town: news and rumour in Newcastle upon Tyne', The First World War: Local, Global and Imperial Perspectives, University of Newcastle, 26-27 March 2015.

'Folk strategy, Maubeuge platforms and Zeppelin bases in Britain, autumn, 1914', New Research in Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Historians, University of Wolverhampton, 22 November 2014.

'The Australian mystery aeroplane scare of 1918', Regional Australia at War, University of New England, 13-15 August 2014.

'Rumours Of War: Invasion, Zeppelin And Spy Scares In Britain, 1914-1918', Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference, University of Queensland, 7-11 July 2014.

'Mystery Aeroplanes and the Colonial State of Mind in Total War', The British Empire and the Great War: Colonial Societies/Cultural Responses, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 19-22 February 2014.

'"What are the Germans up to?" The British phantom airship scare of 1913', Empire in Peril: Invasion-scares and Popular Politics In Britain 1890-1914, Queen Mary University of London, 14-15 November 2013.

'"What are the Germans up to?" The British phantom airship scare of 1913', XXIII Biennial Australasian Association for European History Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, 2-5 July 2013.

'Dreaming war: airmindedness and the Australian defence panic of 1918', Australian Historical Association 31st Annual Conference, University of Adelaide, 9-13 July 2012.

'"Bomb back and bomb hard": a myth of the Blitz?', XXII Biennial Australasian Association for European History Conference, University of Western Australia, 11-14 July 2011.

'Avoiding apocalypse: lessons from Britain before the Blitz', antiTHESIS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, University of Melbourne, 9 July 2010.

'From Darfur to London: P. R. C. Groves and the construction of aerial apocalypse, 1916-1922', Locating History, Australian Historical Association 14th Biennial National Conference, University of Melbourne, 7-10 July 2008.

'Moral panics, defence panics and the British air panic of 1934-5', Work In Progress Day, Department of History, University of Melbourne, 31 May 2007.

'Propellors and propaganda: airpower and British society, 1908-1941', Work In Progress Day, Department of History, University of Melbourne, 31 May 2006.

'"What shall we say to Mars?" A brief history of Martian CETI, 1826-1920', SETI In The 21st Century: Scientific and Cultural Aspects of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence conference, University of Western Sydney, January 1998.

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