good read, this ...
for #sca and non-sca #medievalists alike ...
Lovely article about fungus and firestarting ... #sca
Did I mention that I got one of these the other week? It’s for when my bike is down and I need a backup mode of transport.
Favorite quote so far:
'More than that, the authors seem to regard the retention of the ‘warrior grave’ hypothesis as a badge of scholarly integrity rather than seeing it as perpetuating a problematic and widely discounted inheritance of an antiquarian functionalist reading of burial assemblages. '
Viking Warrior Women: An Archaeodeath Response
As my friend James says, an analysis of the recent kerfuffle by 'one of Britain’s leading mortuary archaeologists. '
The trains are all late /
Thunderstorms down power lines /
While on the same days /
Record heatwaves sweep the land /
And still some deny the change.
When I was trying to come up with a title for the AI Weirdness book, I tried training a neural net to generate titles.
There were a LOT of rejected titles.
I'm so excited to finally announce this: there's going to be an AI Weirdness book!!
Preorder here (preorders are like super-orders that really help a book do well):
Oh #sca name heralds ...
"Re‐evaluating English personal naming on the eve of the Conquest" - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/emed.12298
And you thought the SCA camps fancy:
Medievalists.net has lots of good ones today. Let's start with some women warriors:
Medieval Western European priests had it easy, right? Right??:
A couple of Islam/Arabic oriented ones. First, a cool story:
And, an early mosque:
The MAA (Medieval Academy of America - https://www.medievalacademy.org/ ) is looking for feedback from non-traditional medievalists as well as those outside tenured or tenture track positions. Also look at their statement of support for such scholars - https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.medievalacademy.org/resource/resmgr/pdfs/ProfessionalDiversityPositio.pdf
Perhaps of interest to #sca folk
Interesting blog posting on Viking gender roles from/for an #sca class - https://sundries.alecstory.org/2019/07/essay-on-viking-gender-roles.html
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.