Like looking for a needle in a stack of slightly different needles

The preliminary session catalogue for the 48th International Congress of Medieval Studies is out. The Congress, hosted for more than 48 years at the charmingly institutional grounds of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan is affectionately called The Zoo by most, and K-soo be PBS. There are over 800 papers spread over 4 days. Free footnote curiosities for the readers who correctly identify my humble (and potentially problematic) contribution!*

*Some restrictions apply. Contestants who know the super-secret identity of PBS are ineligible. Footnotes may not actually fascinate or edify. For entertainment purposes only. Do not take intravenously. Prizes are non-transferable. Void in Uruguay.

The PDF of the sessions is here: I will need to register and send obsequious appeals for travel funds to all and sundry very soon. At the moment I am on the hook for two conferences with little more than cheerful optimism to pay my way. Fortunately, and contrary to all reason, it’s slightly cheaper to fly from Heathrow to O’Hare (a 9 hour flight) than it is to go from my home town (a 4 hour flight). How fortunate. That’s sarcasm.

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