Every year, in the second week of May, 3000+ medievalists descend on Kalamazoo, MI for the International Congress on Medieval Studies.
we most of us don’t dress up.
K’zoo plays host to hundreds of sessions showcasing papers by everyone from terrified undergrads to the world’s most eminent medievalists. It’s a chance to present your work, discuss brilliant new ideas, and make new connections that will last you for your entire career. And, of course, to see your entire bibliography rocking out to 80s tunes at the fabled Saturday night Dance.
Wednesday is Arrival Day, and after 18 hours of travel, 24 of being awake, and a valiant and nearly triumphant fight against the Bernhard printers (sadly, they got the best of us in the end…), I am very ready to sleep and recharge for a great day of sessions tomorrow.
This is the first Congress for the blog, and I’m not entirely sure whether we’ll be consistently blogging it. However, the folks over at Medievalists.net usually have fantastic conference live blogs, so do keep an eye on their site!
And, of course, don’t forget to watch #Kzoo2012 for updates.