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Kalamazoo 2008

I'm not going to be at this year's Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, but if you are, let me recommend to you three events (in one case, a set of events):

  • AVISTA is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the availability of facsimiles of the Villard de Honnecourt manuscript, a nifty set of fourteenth century drawings of architectural details, building plans, devices, animals, and people.
    • Check out session 219 for information about the manuscript (Friday, 10 am)

    • Get involved at the business meeting on Friday at noon (p. 75) AVISTA always needs new members interested in any aspect of medieval technology, art, or architecture.

    • Session 275 for artistic aspects of the ms. (Friday, 1:30 pm)

    • Session 328 for architectural and mechanical aspects of the drawings in the ms.

    • The annual reception with cash bar on Friday evening (p. 110)

    • Session 525 for a medieval architecture session

    • Session 575 for an all-Gothic architectural session.

  • Elisabeth Carnell and I have organized Session 511: "Weblogs and the Academy: Professional and Community Outreach through Internet Presence." It's in Bernhard 213 on Satuday at 3:30. Debbie Gascoyne has had to cancel, but everyone else is a go! This year, the session will be comprised of three formal papers, and a Q&A session.

  • This year's blogger meetup will be on Friday at 7:30 am at Mug Shots.

I look forward to reading and hearing how everything goes next week!


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 1st, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
too funny...I am going to be in Kalamazoo on Friday, flying out of the airport there at the conclusion of a work trip! We're not actually staying in Kalamazoo, but it was the closest airport. If you had gone, I could have seen you!
May. 1st, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
If you have time to spare, eat at Bilbo's - they do pizza, brew their own beer, and have a fabulous dessert, the pizzokie, choc chip cookie dough baked in an individual pizza pan with ice cream.

May. 1st, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
... Weblogs in the Academy is a brilliant bit of kit. I am now thinking quietly to myself about whether I might one day be able to pull something like that together for the APA, where it would be ALL BRILLIANT LIKE.
May. 1st, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The last two years, we ran it as a roundtable discussion (themed slightly differently each year) and it went really well. This year we're branching out into papers.

Go for it!
May. 1st, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I won't get to meet you in RL--and especially sorry that the Geoffrey Chaucer Blog paper is cancelled!
May. 2nd, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Next time! And if we're lucky, we can lure Debbie into giving a relative of it next year.

Have fun at K'zoo!
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