my A&S logbook

So few of my Arts and Sciences activities happen in plain sight that I thought I’d make it a little more transparent. Here’s list of notable activities by month.

NOVEMBER
began six week course for educators with the National Humanities Center: Medieval Africa and Africans
attended symposium from the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton: “Looking at Language”
attended talk: Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (UToronto) Visiting Speaker: Elaine Treharne on New Directions in Manuscript Studies
attended talk: “Michelangelo, Raphael, and Genius Paradox” at the National Gallery
attended talk: Medieval Coming Attractions (International Center for Medieval Art)
continued working on a scroll design
5x attended Coffee with a Codex at UPenn/Kislak Center
OCTOBER
teach Building Scrolls at Sunday Night with the Scribes
took class at the Aga Khan: “The Visual Language of Islamic Geometric Design”
took class at the Aga Khan: “Classic Abbasid Kufi Taster Workshop”
took short course at the British Library on Old English
attended talk at the Library of Congress: “Opening the Case: The Giant Bible of Mainz”
worked on my “applied art history” website
progressed with the self-steered Islamic Art class at the Aga Khan
continued working on a scroll design
4x attended Coffee with a Codex at UPenn/Kislak Center
SEPTEMBER
4x attended Coffee with a Codex at UPenn/Kislak Center
researched toward a new class: Introducing Iberia
taught Building Scrolls at Caid Scribe’s Night
taught Scribe Like a Graphic Designer independently
taught Building Scrolls at Atlantia University
taught Building Scrolls at Barony of South Downs (Meridies) A&S Night
sewing: Gallic coats project
attended two-day academic conference about premodern art history, specifically ornament in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim books
began setting up new “applied art history” website
researched new scroll
began taking Islamic Art class
AUGUST
attended ICMA Viewpoints book launch: “Destroyed, Disappeared, Lost, Never Were”
received Order of the Pearl award at Pennsic (in absentia)
made scroll for Skewered
began learning bronzesmithing
started a new necklace
sewing: Gallic coats project
4x attended Coffee with a Codex at UPenn/Kislak Center
JULY
attended IMC Leeds conference (particularly sessions on Medievalism and Digital Humanities)
attended lecture at British Library on their current Gold exhibition
made a necklace
researched toward a new class: The Art of Woad
researched and started a new project to sew a bunch of Gallic coats
3x attended Coffee with a Codex at UPenn/Kislak Center