Nadine has appeared at several literary festivals, including the Hay Festival, Edinburgh Spy Week and Althorp, and also given talks at institutions including Google UK and Lincoln’s Inn.

Nadine has also been historical consultant to several exhibitions, including Ben Jonson at the Bodleian Library, Oxford; Privacy in the Early Modern Period hosted by the DWDD pop-up museum at Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam; Courtly Rivals at the Haag Historisch Museum.

Recent and upcoming events:


9 February – The Lisa Jardine Memorial Lecture, Jesus College, Cambridge


17 November – Online at SSWR. Book your place here.
15 March – ‘The Biographer’s Tale’, The Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture, at Plymouth University
25 February – Low Countries Seminar, at IHR, London – ‘Three Courts for Three Widows in The Hague; and a Palace for my Butcher, 1632-62’
Date TBA – Women as Agents: a History of Female Intelligencers at Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) in Whitehall
Date TBA, Cambridge Intelligence Seminar


29 May 2019, ‘Nadine Akkerman in conversation with journalist Georgina Godwin’, a discussion of Invisible Agents, Hay Festival [recorded for ‘the Hay player’]
28 May 2019, Lecture on Invisible Agents, Blackwell’s Oxford
16 May 2019, Lecture on Invisible Agents, Stewart Society, Caledonian Club London
8 May 2019, Lecture on Invisible Agents, Chipping Camden Literature Festival
1 May 2019, Spymaster John Thurloe, Black Books Society Lecture, Lincoln’s Inn London
12 April 2019 Edinburgh Spy Week – see their facebook page


29 December 2018, Friends of the Bodleian Library
9 December 2018, HistFest
10 October 2018, Guildford Book Festival
14 October 2018, Ilkley Literature Festival
6 October 2018, In conversation with Leanda de Lisle at Althorp Literary Festival
27 September 2018, GOOGLE
15 September 2018, Women Spies in the English Civil War – Gloucester History Festival
26 June 2018, European Parliament, Brussels, ‘Cultural historian Nadine Akkerman and author of Invisible Agents sharing the stage with Carlos Coelho, the chairman of the Temporary committee on the Echelon Interception System’, “Espionage in Europe throughout the ages”
18 June 2018, Uylenbeck lecture, NIAS, Amsterdam