•  “Limits to the Circulation of Epistemic Critique in the Recent Reanalyses of the EHT Images of the M87* Black Hole.” Robert K. Merton Zentrum für Wissenschaftsforschung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12 July 2023 (invited lecture).
  • “Imaging the Sleep-Deprived Brain: Resting-State fMRI Research into the Neurophysiological Effects of Sleeplessness.” Somnambulations 2: Critical Approaches to Sleep, Coeur des sciences, UQAM Montreal, 26-27 June 2023.
  • “The Ambiguous Role of Social Media in COVID-19 Related Outbreak of Tic-Like Attacks in Female Adolescents.” Medical Knowledge In the Clinic and Out of the Clinic, University of Zürich, 21-22 June 2023
  • “Medical Stigmatisation of Teenage Girls with ‘Tik Tok Tics.’” Outsiders, Outcasts and Eccentrics: Experiences of Deviancy and Deviant Experiences, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, 7-8 June 2023.
  • “Hysterical Attack and the Role of Images in its Re-emergence as a Scientific Object in Current Neurology.” All in Your Head: Reviewing the History of the Mind through Approaches, Classifications and Objects. KU Leuven, 20 April 2023 (invited keynote).
  • “Current Neuroimaging Research into Hysteria and its Ambiguous Relation to the Traumatised Female Body.” Women and Their Body. Paderborn University, 16 March 2023.
  • “Limits to the Circulation of Epistemic Critique in the Recent Re-Analyses of the EHT Images of the M87 Black Hole” Circulations of Critiques? STS Hub, Human Technology Center Aachen, 15 March 2023.
  • “Epistemic Productivity of Failures in the Current fMRI-Based Hysteria Research.” Social Studies of Science and Technology Department, Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, 11 January 2023 (invited lecture).


  • “What You See Is Not What You Get: Interpretational Limitations of the EHT Images of Black Holes.” Large-Scale Experiments Reflecting on Theories and Practices, 2nd International Conference of the Research Unit: “The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider”, KIT Triangel, Karlsruhe, 9 December 2022.
  • “Enforcing the Putative Measurability of Neurophysiological Effects of Traumatic Life Experience in Neuroimaging Research on Hysteria.” Language and Violence: On the Nexus of Criticism of Ideology and Image, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, 19 November 2022.
  • “Visualising the Future: AI-Based Search for Predictive Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Preventia - Optimising Bios Through Technologies, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst, 20 October 2022 (invited lecture).
  • “Communicating the Controversy: On the Ambiguous Role of Social Media in COVID-19 Related Outbreak of Tic-Like Attacks in Female Adolescents.” 5. INSIST-Nachwuchstagung Wissenschaft und Technologie kommunizieren Kontroversität, Dialog und Partizipation, Wezenbaum Institut, 6–7 October 2022.
  • “‘Intelligent Healthcare’: Challenges Entailed in Future Scenarios of AI-Based Predictive Diagnostics of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Digital Futures in the Making: Imaginaries, Politics, and Materialities, Institute of Anthropological Studies in Culture and History, University of Hamburg, 16 September 2022.
  • “Visualising the Dying Human Brain: Visibility versus Interpretability of the Neural Activity in the Liminal Period Preceding Death.” Circle of Life. Birth, Dying, and Liminality since the 19th Century, German Historical Institute Warsaw, 1–2 September 2022.
  • “Challenges and Limitations in fMRI-Based Mapping of Neural Activity onto Brain Anatomy.” Invited lecture, Department for Social Studies of Science and Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, 14 July 2022.
  • “The Unobserved Anatomy: Negotiating the Plausibility of the AI-Based Reconstructions of Missing Brain Structures in Clinical MRI Scans.” Plausibilisierungsdynamiken und Evidenzpraktiken von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, 24–26 February 2022 (online).


  • “Building Trust in the Novel Algorithms: The Integral Role of Simulation in the Construction of the First ‘Direct’ Images of a Black Hole.” Trust in Science, Conference series: Science and Art of Simulation (SAS), High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany, 27–28 October 2021 (online).
  • “Re-Interpreting Image-Based Medical Research into Hysteria from 1870s to Today.” Invited lecture, MA Course Science, Visual Culture and the Human Body, KU Leuven, Belgium, 26 October 2021 (online).
  • “The Epistemic Productivity of Failures in the Current fMRI-Based Hysteria Research.” Scheitern in den Wissenschaften: Perspektiven der Wissenschaftsforschung. Zentralinstitut für Wissenschaftsreflexion und Schlüsselqualifikationen (ZiWiS), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 16–17 September 2021 (online).
  • “Deconstructing the Miracle: Jean-Martin Charcot’s Neurophysiological Interpretation of Faith Healing in Hysteria Patients.” Faith, Medicine and Religion. European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Biennial Conference, Leuven, 7–10 September 2021 (online).
  • “Interactive Anatomical Brain Visualisations as Assistive Interfaces in fMRI.” Assistance, Assistants and Assistive Media: Barriers and Interfaces of Digital Cultures. Leuphana University Lüneburg, 1–3 July 2021 (online).
  • “Mirror As a Research Instrument and a Metaphor in the Salpêtrian Hypnotic Experiments on Hysteria Patients.” Mirror in Theory and Practice: New Perspectives on Old Questions. University of Vienna and Alanus University in Alfter, 17–18 June 2021 (online).
  • “The Biologically Vulnerable Brain: Insights Emerging from fMRI-Based Hysteria Research.” Real, Imagined, and Displayed Fragility: Vulnerable Positions and Positioning in Society, Bremen-Turku-Warsaw-Stockholm Series on Studies in Discourse and Contradiction #3. University of Warsaw, 25–27 March 2021 (online).
  • “Hysterie: Von neurologischer Wissenskrise bis zum neuen epistemischen Objekt in den Neurowissenschaften.” Wissenskrisen—Krisenwissen: Zum Umgang mit Krisenzuständen in und durch Wissenschaft und Technik, Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology (INSIST). Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main 11–12 March 2021 (online).


  • “‘We Have Seen What We Thought Was Unseeable’: Die Konstruktion des authentischen Bildes eines Schwarzen Lochs.” Zur Authentizität und Inauthentizität von (medialen) Artefakten: Ein interdisziplinärer Dialog in zwei Akten. University of Trier, 30 October 2020 (online).
  • “Scrutinising the Active Brain: Vergleichende Praktiken der Datenvisualisierung in der fMRT.” Visualisieren und Vergleichen. Digitale Praktiken in den Geisteswissenschaften, Digital Academy 2020. University of Bielefeld, 20–23 October 2020 (online).


  • “Visualising the Muscular Force in Neurological Research on Hysterical Paralysis: from Charcot to fMRI.” Imaginarien der Kraft: Kunst, Literatur, Wissenschaft. Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, 2 October 2019.
  • “The Diagnostic Importance of Dreams: Charcot’s Salpêtrière and the Predictive Role of Nightmares in the Onset of Hysterical Attacks.” Dream Cultures: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. University of Helsinki, 19 September 2019.


  • “Visualising the Muscular Force: Charcot and the Healing Effect of Images of the Strained Hysterical Body.” Strained Bodies Physical Tension in Art and Science. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and ERES Stiftung, Munich, 5 July 2018.
  • “Die Wiederbelebung der Hysterie-Forschung durch fMRT.” Bilder, Filme, Dinge als Quellen der Medizingeschichte. Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart, 11 April 2018.


  • “Functional Brain Scans and the Materiality of Hysteria.” CAx. Dimensions of Computer-Aid in Architecture, Biological Sciences, Design and Medicine. Image, Knowledge, Gestaltung Cluster, Humboldt University, Berlin, 5 April 2017.
  • “Functional Brain Scans and the New Image of Hysteria.” Operative Images. Department of Arts and Visual History, Humboldt University, Berlin, 1 March 2017.


  • “Artistic Research and the Concept of Hysteria.” Invited lecture. Photography and Moving Image Class, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, 2 June 2016.
  • “BOLD fMRI and the Contemporary Measurement-Based Hysteria Research.” Colloquium at the Institute of the History of Medicine and Scientific Research, University of Lübeck, 24 April 2016.


  • “Fotografiebasierte Wissensproduktion über den großen hysterischen Anfall.” Invited lecture. Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité University Clinic, Campus Mitte, Berlin, 30 November 2015.
  • “Die neue Sichtbarkeit der Hysterie durch ‘geschlechtsneutrale’ Gehirnbilder.” Dark Rooms: Räume der Unsichtbarkeit. Image, Knowledge, Gestaltung Cluster, Humboldt University, Berlin, 19 June 2015.
  • “The Photography-Based Construction of Medical Knowledge in Relation to Hysteria.” Hybrid Photography: Intermedial Practices in Sciences and Humanities. Humboldt University, Berlin, 20 February 2015.


  • “Inscribing the Trace: Epistemic Roles of Images in Hysteria Research from Charcot to Today.” Von der Spur zum Bild: Zur Theorie und Geschichte der Bildgebung. Leibniz Centre for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin, 24 September 2014.
  • “A Comparative Study of Image-Based Hysteria Research in the 19th and 21st Centuries.” Invited lecture. Department of Media and Communication, University of Bergen, Norway, 21 May 2014.


  • “Bildgestützte Wissenskonstruktion am Beispiel der Hysterie: Eine vergleichende Untersuchung von Einsatz der Fotografie und fMRT-Bilder.” Invited lecture. Department of Radiation Oncology, Charité University Clinic, Campus Mitte, Berlin, 12 January 2012.


  • “Moralisierende Macht der Fotografie.” Invited lecture, Brand University of Applied Science, Hamburg, Germany, 13 June 2011.
  • “Self-Representation and Social Conditioning.” The Other Side, 31st Symposium on Photography, University of Bielefeld, 19 May 2011.