May 11th, 2010

Portrait as a Renaissance artist-enginee


I'm not in Kalamazoo right now and won't be this week. Instead of attending the annual Medieval Congress, I'll be finishing my marking, reading, and, if today is any indication, shopping for velociraptors. I'm not sure I ever had a year before where so many people assumed I'd be going in advance. They had every reason to as I do go most years; indeed, I'm intending to go next year. This year, assuming all goes to plan, I'm choosing the Iowa State Fair in August over the latest in medieval scholarship, the zombie swan apocalypse, and pizzookies at Bilbo's in May.

Just because I'm not there doesn't mean you aren't. (Hello, juniperus!) So, for those of you who are, some suggestions, recommendations, and things I would do if I were.

The Chaucer Blog Book Launch Party is on Thursday at 6 pm! To be held Somewhere Somewhere Specific.

As usual, the blogger meetup will be at 7 8 am on Friday at MugShots.

AVISTA, as usual, has a good roster of events I encourage you to attend. (And while I'm on the subject, if you're interested in medieval technology, science, or architectural history, you should consider joining it. If you're in the UK, you should also consider SHMTS.) Collapse )

On Saturday night, two friends of mine are giving a Pseudosociety paper. It's the first time I've known anyone who has! Go learn about 'The Templar Heresy Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Case Study' and then tell me all about it.