Monday, May 24, 2010

Sabbatical update -- end of the Windsor sojourn

I will soon be returning to the North Bay area and although my sabbatical is neither formally nor informally over, there will be a break in my labors and a reorganization. In particular, I will have to organize course materials for my fall courses. So I thought that it was a good time to issue a complete scorecard of what I have accomplished so far.

Projects finished

  • Charles Kurzman, Democracy Denied (Journal of World History, accepted for fall 2010)
  • Mark Pegg, A Most Holy War (Michigan War Studies Review, now available online)
  • Richard Kaeuper, Holy Warriors (The Medieval Review, now available online)
  • "Republics and Quasi-Democratic Institutions in Ancient India: Their Significance Today," for the forthcoming book The Secret History of Democracy (a rethinking and recasting of an earlier web-published article; forthcoming this year; submitted and accepted)
Conference paper delivered:
  • "Chivalry: Military biographies and other tales of the later Middle Ages" at the 45th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan; special lecture sponsored by De Re Militari and the Journal of Medieval Military History.
Still in process
  • The lecture delivered at Kalamazoo, revised and retitled, will be published in the Journal of Medieval Military History next year (as is the custom with this series of special lectures). This must be finished by the end of the year.
  • I have finished a first draft of my translation and commentary on Charny's Questions on War. Right now the draft is out with another informed reader. I hope to have a thorough rewrite done by the end of summer.
  • I have translated a good third of the Chronicle of the Good Duke -- about 110 pages in the printed edition. I hope to return to it by the fall.
  • I have been asked to write a substantial article on the ancient Indian republics for the
    The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy, due end of September.

1 comment:

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