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
https://pluspora.com/posts/256e130089270137b877005056264835 - cheesemaking
#DwarfFortress is finally patching in petting animals. Including undead animals??? Best game ever
Racism & white selfhood, swastikas, slurs mention
I hear this over and over with white people who do racist shit, that this is "not who I am" and they are "not a racist," as in this article about high school seniors who vandalized their school with swastikas and hateful slurs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/local/teen-graffiti-hate-crime-divides-maryland-high-school/?utm_term=.cd86b0c05bb5
And the idea both fascinates and troubles me, that you can have a "self" separate from your actions that hurt people. How does that even work?
Now I've got King Crimson in my head - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhudDa3JAyc
What happens in the machine room, stays in the machine room ...
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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.