History helps people better understand the world around them, and should be accessible and engaging to everyone. From this conviction, Larissa has partnered with NYC venues and institutions to create presentations of historical topics that attract, entertain, and educate audiences for nearly a decade. With a focus on meaningful, clear communication and well-designed visuals, she hopes to inspire audiences who may never have thought of themselves as history enthusiasts to learn more about the past and how it shapes the present.

Below is list of selected lecture topics that Larissa has previously prepared. 

Cultural History Lectures
  • The History of American Pop Music (with live musical accompaniment)
  • Beatlemania & The British Invasion
  • Meme Culture, Presentation Party Night for Internet Week
  • The History of Souvenirs, Brooklyn Museum
Art History Lectures
  • Illustrations of the Inebriated: The History of Painting the Drunk, Brooklyn Museum
  • The Art of the Olympics, Brooklyn Museum
US History Lectures
  • The Dust Bowl
  • The American Civil War
  • Secret Societies and the Skull & Bones
  • Lifestyles of the Colonial Rich & Famous, Brooklyn Museum
New York City History Lectures
  • Brooklyn Icons, Brooklyn Historical Society
  • American Prohibition: The Drinking Game
  • Advertising in New York, Before the Mad Men
General History Lectures
  • The Black Plague
  • The Russian Revolution
  • Serial Killers of the World, Presentation Party Night

All talks given through The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies unless otherwise noted.