Those of us with a bardic bent may be interested in this article regarding increasing (western) literary attention to mental states accompanying printing tech:
@liliedubh I'm very glad it went well. We had planned to attend, but discovered too late that neither of us had pre-reg'd in time. DRAT!
In middle school I once brought a very large onion with a flamboyant green top to class and asked my teacher to plant it in the school garden. My teacher asked "why" and I told her my mom bought it a while ago to cook. Then it sprouted.The sprout just grew bigger and bigger. Until finally my mom couldn't bear to chop it up "because it was trying so hard". My teacher looked at me and was like "okay that's weird" but she planted it and it was the only onion in the garden. #smallStories
National Geo ran an article about that, too; aimed at a less academic readership: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/viking-warrior-woman-archaeology-spd/
It includes a quite impressive photo of Viking/Slav reenactors in Wolin, Poland.
Hobby: retelling Indian folktales and Hindu stories as a "bard" within the SCA. I teach introductory Devanagari script at events which host classes.
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.