The 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies is taking place at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo starting Wednesday May 9. (The schedule is here.) I will be speaking twice.
On Friday at 10 AM in Fetzer, Room 1045, I will be taking part in a session with the wonderful title High in Protean Content: Chivalry and Its Transformations. My own paper is called The Chivalric Warrior as a Man of His Word, though for a while I was thinking I should retitle it The Angry Champion: Literary Motif and Chivalric Reality. Come see why, and also hear Michael Cramer talk about franchise among modern re-enactors. I am anxious to see how his paper and mine bounce off each other.
On Saturday at 1:30 PM in Valley 1, Room 105 I will be taking part in Medievalists and Teaching World History: What's Important and Why? You should be able to tell from the title whether you are interested. Me, having been a medievalist teaching world history to first-year students, I think it will be fun.
Lots of other good stuff at Kalamazoo, like books, and books at conference prices, and still more books!
And with any luck at all, the surprise book should be there.