S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen


Dear Conference Organizers,

Please post the schedule for your conference online so that I can find them. I'm more likely to attend conferences which aren't part of regular series when I know what papers are being given. This is also useful if I can only show up to part of a conference.

There are three conferences of interest to me going on this month. The first of these, and probably the most important, is the Society for the History of Technology meeting this weekend in Amsterdam, but I knew long ago that it was better for me to stay still, finish the dissertation, and host my sister for her salsa conference and birthday. theengineer is attending, so I'll at least be able to find out what happened.

Vision in the Middle Ages is a graduate-student conference the following weekend at Columbia. CFP announcements for the conference litter the web. If there is any schedule at all to be had for it, my best attempts at website-trawling are not yielding it. I have a few friends presenting, but that doesn't tell me the whole schedule. As someone who studies eyeglasses, there's the potential for relevant papers at this conference.

The week after that is Science, Literature, and the Arts in the Medieval and Early Modern World at Binghamton University, where I've a friend I haven't seen in years. And I could get to it by bus. The University doesn't seem to have posted a schedule online, but thanks to the online archives for the Humanist Discussion Group mailing list, I've still tracked one down. It is full of tempting topics, and there's an interesting amount of overlap with the previous week's conference. And a friend of mine from last year's 'Zoo will be there. If I don't go, I'll at least be writing several of the participants about their papers.

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