Not so with "Weblogs and the Academy", this year's blogging roundtable. None of us had thought to advertise it much in advance. The disadvantage: a modestly decent audience of ten; the advantage: easy group conversations. The panel was constructively useful, full of anecdotes on the problems and successes of using blogs as a supplement to classroom teaching, and for the broader optional mandate of teaching the world. Something I've been wondering lately: why are there no medievalists doing audio or video blogs?
Other events of the day: several sessions of architectural history, with joints, spires, ropes, and compasses; lunch at Bilbo's; a long, lovely, leisurely evening downtown with the bloggers of Unlocked Wordhoard, Making Light, the Digital Medievalist, and Stones in the Field.