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Wow. Just … Wow

3 March, 2007

Wow. Just … Wow

It’s probably clear from my circle of blogfriends (many of whom are now RL friends) that I know some very cool and generous people. Many are medievalists, many are not. I mean this as no disrespect to those of you kind and generous people who aren’t medievalists …but … can I just say one more time how amazing my experiences with people in my field are? Either I’m terribly naive (possibly), or there is something about the people who do Late Antiquity and the Early MA that seems to make them want to help even people they’ve never heard of. Maybe it’s true for all of us, but I’ve heard awful tales about un-collegial behaviour from colleagues in other types of history. And definitely from the lit people. So yeah, I’m having one of those “feeling blessed” kind of days.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 3 March, 2007 4:54 pm

    Well, I will say sadly that there is certainly not the esprit de corps among Americanists as a group that there seems to be among medievalists. Probably some of this is about the sheer size of the field.Glad you’re feeling blessed!

  2. 3 March, 2007 7:27 pm

    Cool! Did anything happen that you can blog about? Or is this just a general feeling of joy??

  3. 3 March, 2007 9:55 pm

    I sent out a general call for help, and got help from people I’ve never met before, some of whom are scary scholars whose academic parents are scary scholars, and whose work directly overlaps mine. Makes me feel very lucky.

  4. 3 March, 2007 10:36 pm

    Isn’t it nice to see how many nice people there are out there?

  5. 4 March, 2007 6:13 pm

    i have exactly the same experience: early medievalists rock

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