Skip to content

In lieu of meaningful posting

24 August, 2008

In lieu of meaningful posting

Because I am in denial about many things at the moment, some personal, most having to do with the FIVE hours I teach tomorrow and the syllabi I haven’t quite finished, I give you … humour.

You Might Be A Medievalist If…

-Your secondary sources are somebody else’s primary sources.

-Everyone else on your conference panel has taken holy orders.

-You have a favorite decree of the Fourth Lateran Council.

-Your particular field of study could be wiped out by a car accident.

-You’ve ever been asked “the truth” about King Arthur.

-You refer to the American Revolution as a “recent development.”

-You add the word “yet” to the statement “I don’t know that language.”

-You specify which level of hell your day has been like.

-You call the renaissance “a dirty lie.”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 25 August, 2008 1:15 am

    Excellent. I especially like 1, 2, and 7.

  2. 26 August, 2008 2:06 pm

    Right now I want to add one about strangers assuming you are a Ricardian simply because you think historiographically rather than judgementally, but that’s just me, this week, I think, having been accused of being a Ricardian by a stranger.Mostly I get the Arthur one and the language one. It’s how I know I’m still a Medivealist, despite what I’m actually spending my days doing. I suspect that being a Medievalist becomes embedded in the bone far too easily.

  3. 2 September, 2008 4:44 am

    18th Century history?CURRENT EVENTS.

  4. 11 October, 2008 9:20 am

    If I may make an addition…When your sister mentions historical developments during the inter-war period, your response is “Just a moment, which wars?”

your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: