medievalist metaverse

the tale of the squirrel

It all started innocently enough:


A great grad student conference

The CFP is out: deadline 19 February 2016: 

Borderlines is an annual postgraduate conference for early-career researchers in the fields of Medieval and Early Modern studies. Borderlines is held on a rotational basis between Belfast, Cork and Dublin.

Now in its twentieth year, Borderlines returns to Trinity College Dublin on 15th to 17th April, 2016 and will be held in the Trinity’s Long Room Hub.


Updated: medievalist news & reading

–that’s this page here (also in main menu); I hadn’t updated it in months, maybe even years, and have tried dutifully to add what I read more or less regularly. For example:

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 7.40.26 PMFrom which brilliant beauty, some selected highlights of the past year:

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On writing and the future of the book / bookishness


Thinking about writing?

Writing about thinking about writing?

Thinking about writing about thinking?

Trying to write?

Have to write?!?

Trying to write without getting into any of the infinite regresses, anxieties and dreads, and Sloughs Of Despond above?

There is hope. (more…)

mid-week good reads

mean parrot is mean

Further to Monday’s post:

On The Future Of The Book c/o Open Access and what happens in real, actual research libraries:

the future the future

Of immediate working / professional pertinence, starting with a couple on everyone’s favourite kind of live interactive performance: