Well that month flew by! In October I attended no less than three conferences! The first was the annual meeting of the New York Association of European Historians held in Albany. It was great to reconnect with friends and engage in conversations about the state of the field of history in NY academia, as well as people’s interesting presentations. Bonus to that weekend was the gorgeous drive through the Adirondack Mountains while the leaves were turning color! [Read more…]
Oh look! An age hasn’t passed since my last update! 😀 I just received the latest issue of the Costume Society Newsletter for Autumn 2016, and the two students who attended as Bursary winners wrote summaries of their experiences of the Manchester conference. They both included nice reviews of my talk! [Read more…]
A brief run-down of amazing events: I finished my first year of grad-school, the Versailles Ball was magical, I did research at the national library in Paris, I presented a successful conference paper in England for the Costume Society, I buzzed around the UK with my daughter seeing new sights and doing research, I received conference travel grants from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women as well as my university, and there are exciting opportunities developing for my PhD! I’m feeling very relieved, hopeful, thankful, inspired, and TIRED. [Read more…]
More amazing news today! I have been invited to speak at the annual conference of the UK Costume Society! I am so honored and excited! While we were living in Paris, I was lucky enough to attend two of their conferences. I met the most wonderful people and learned so much that really, it was there that the seed was planted to go back to school. It’s exciting to already have an opportunity to share back with the community that gave me so much encouragement. See you in Manchester!
The Babel Conference Off the Books was amazing! The presentations that attended were thought-provoking and inspiring, and I really appreciated when the panel had planned a lot of time for discussion. [Read more…]
I completely missed writing a post for July! Granted, I was away for half the month to visit family, but still. [Read more…]
My paper at the Medieval and Renaissance Forum was very well received! What a relief! I got great feedback and lots of encouragement to keep going with my research as well as pursuing higher academic degrees. Grad school here I come! [Read more…]
I’ve been chosen to speak at the Plymouth University 35th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum in April! My topic is authorship of early modern embroidery pattern books and their audience with the resulting affect on society. I’m excited to write this paper and share!