Sunday, May 16, 2010

kalamazoo days 3 and 4

Kalamazoo Days 3 & 4,

Met my SFMS mentee. She's very nice. Hope I gave her good advice. Then off to panels -- Really nice panel where Margaret McCarthy and Karl Heidecker and Justin Lake gave really nice papers. Lots of good questions. Then lunch with friends from Beachy U. Then panels -- two in honor of the legal historian who was the second member of my committee. Since most of my friends from Grad U were there, and also, they were presenting him with his Festschrift, I went to those rather than Steve Muhlberger's De Re Militari lecture. Then off to the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholars' dinner, then to ... the Dance!! Little dancing, some talk, home to bed at a decent hour.

This morning was my panel. It was full of win. First, Sunday morning at 8:30, and at least 20 people were there! Second, the people were all the kind of people who could ask scary questions. Too bad I was not the best moderator ever and let our first speaker go over, but damn, he gave a good paper on formulae. Then one of my blogfriends gave a really interesting paper on things Catalonian, and finally, we heard a very good paper that argued, among other things, that Hincmr's De Ordine was something akin to utopian literature. Then more hanging out with some fab people for brunch at McNalley's, and then home.

I know -- not too detailed.

It was busy and I am tired. More later.


Anonymous said...

That was fun :-)

theswain said...

I have neither caught up on my blog writing or reading, but I popped in here. It was grand to make your physical acquaintance! And I have to look up that Hincmar one threw fruit at me, though a scholar of note yawned and walked out slowly as the questions started.....

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Sorry I was so cranky at brunch. It was one of those times when I was so worried about where I was supposed to be that I failed to focus on where I was. ::sigh:: I'll be better next year, I swear!