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Kalamazoo, day the last

15 May, 2011

Will blog about the middle later, but here are the highlights:

  • Hanging out with colleagues from my state, who are now discussing a regular video-seminar
  • Hearing about the ‘horses in mud’ paper
  • Celebrating with my colleague from SLAC and my friends from other places
  • Wonderful time talking to people at the dance last night
  • Finding out that someone I thought hated me probably doesn’t
  • Learning how to teach about early Christianity from Walter Goffart
  • Finding out that Goths don’t always have moustaches and Romans often do
  • Bees! Hymns to bees! Bees are monks, because they are virgins
  • Did you know that Venetians were using surnames comparatively early?
  • We need to rethink masculinity and take masculine studies away from the feminist paradigm; and think about the somatic rather than the discourse

eta: Also, loved the announcement that a rather well-known early medievalist was not chairing his session because he was in a boxing bout.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 15 May, 2011 10:54 pm

    Wish I was there with you guys!

  2. 16 May, 2011 3:05 pm

    I really didn't know whether to take the boxing bout thing seriously. I still don't.

  3. 16 May, 2011 9:35 pm

    I now know several people who really aren't surprised.

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