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Conference Update

  • Contrary to what the Medieval Academy of America (MAA) program book says, I am not presenting at the MAA this weekend in Vancouver. Last I heard, several weeks ago, they were looking for a replacement paper for mine.

  • I will be presenting at the Three Societies Meeting in Oxford in July. This is the only conference I'm committed to at this point for this year.

  • I will not be at K'zoo this year, although I co-organized a session for it. It's the third in our "Weblogs and the Academy" series of sessions, this time with papers instead of a roundtable (co-organized with Elisabeth Carnell). It's on Saturday at 3:30, session 511, and is entitled "Weblogs and the Academy: Professional and Community Outreach through Internet Presence". You should all attend it, if you'll be at the conference. (I'm treasuring a hope that I can get copies of the papers from the presenters.)

  • I am looking for more prospective papers for next year's Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo on behalf of AVISTA. I am organizing a group of sessions on "Book Technology". In the near future, I'll post a more formal description of this, but do please contact me if you're at all interested and work on related material.

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ajodasso
Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
Are you not going to K'zoo this year, then?
owlfish
Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
Correct. I will not be at K'zoo this year. (Nor Leeds, for that matter.) I will be at K'zoo next year, however, presuming the Book Tech sessions go through.

Edited at 2008-04-03 10:21 am (UTC)
owlfish
Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
I've edited this into the main body of the post since it's worth advertising the session I co-organized while I'm on the subject of conferences!
strange_complex
Apr. 3rd, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
Ah - was just going to comment asking about Leeds. I can see how the theme this year wouldn't be of enormous relevance to you (or me, for that matter).
owlfish
Apr. 3rd, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
It's not even a theme issue, so much as a financial one. We're (hopefully) buying something very, very expensive this year - the house - and so saving money for that. Conferences are expensive, and my current job doesn't pay for them.

I may make it up to Leeds the week of the conference for a day or two to meet up with friends in town for it, and go to my favorite Leeds restaurant - presuming that's not the week we move. I'll keep you posted.
strange_complex
Apr. 3rd, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, of course.

Yes, if you are in Leeds anyway, do let me know. In fact, assuming that I am here, I would be quite happy for you to use my house as a place to stay while you're in town if you like. I have a spare room after all, the middle of the summer is unlikely to be particularly busy or stressful, and having guests round is always fun.
owlfish
Apr. 3rd, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
How lovely of you to offer!
strange_complex
Apr. 3rd, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
It's really no problem - I'd be glad to have you.
ellid
Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:48 am (UTC)

# I will not be at K'zoo this year, although I co-organized a session for it. It's the third in our "Weblogs and the Academy" series of sessions, this time with papers instead of a roundtable (co-organized with Elisabeth Carnell). It's on Saturday at 3:30, session 511, and is entitled "Weblogs and the Academy: Professional and Community Outreach through Internet Presence". You should all attend it, if you'll be at the conference. (I'm treasuring a hope that I can get copies of the papers from the presenters.)


I wish I could attend, but alas, I'll be presending my own paper at the same time...;)
owlfish
Apr. 3rd, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
I suppose that's a good excuse. ;)
a_d_medievalist
Apr. 3rd, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
I expect I'll be at the 3:30 session. :-)
owlfish
Apr. 3rd, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
I sure hope so!
a_d_medievalist
Apr. 3rd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Well, I'd rather be able to have fun with you this summer than have to avoid you!
owlfish
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
I'd forgive you. I'm rather counting on being able to hang out with the people who were going to be my MAA co-presenters. They're still going.
juniperus
Apr. 3rd, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
I've been abandoned to the wolves.
Alas.

:P
If you have any interesting questions you'd like me to toss in there, as presider, do tell - k?
owlfish
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
I will! It would be cruel of me not to give you question fodder.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 3rd, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
K'zoo
No K'zoo? Dang.

Scott Nokes
owlfish
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
Re: K'zoo
Sorry! It's a rare year off for me.
morganlf
Apr. 3rd, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
I'm very interested in presenting...I'll email you about an idea...
owlfish
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
Wonderful! I was hoping you'd come through.
intertext
Apr. 3rd, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
oh noz! I was so looking forward to seeing you! But I completely understand the reason why not. I, of course, will be at that session :)
owlfish
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
I'd still love to read your paper, if it's possible.
intertext
Apr. 4th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
Yes - I'm hoping to whack it into shape over the next couple of weeks and will send you a copy. It's going to be pretty short.
larkvi
Apr. 3rd, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
I should have a paper on Book Technology ready by then. I planned to go to the 'Zoo next year anyways. It may be a bit tricky if I am off on a research project, though.
owlfish
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
Hurray!
my_tw0_cents
Apr. 4th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Aw man, it would've been fun to see you there :( next year (if I go) then!
owlfish
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:15 am (UTC)
Next year would be good.
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