The Kalamazoo Medieval Experience
Updated: May 12
I recently attended my first ever Kalamazoo. This is not a strange musical instrument, or a kind of olive. It is an annual gathering of 3,000 medieval historians, which takes place on the campus of Western Michigan University, USA. The breadth of scholarship on offer is legendary – as are the seediness of the campus accommodation, and the scariness of the dancing at the Saturday night disco.
You can watch a video of my conference presentation on vernacular astronomy here. But in this blog post I’ve compiled some of my favourite tweets, to give you a flavour of my conference experience…