Dark Ages stopped!

Last year a group of medievalists lobbied English Heritage to stop using the term ‘dark ages’ to apply to the early medieval period. We have been successful and you can my account of it on the History Matters blog hosted by University of Sheffield. Thank you to the lovely colleagues at Sheffield for hosting the post.

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Transitional places and women who walk

Today saw the first synchronised walk for the ‘Women Who Walk‘ network, tagline ‘walking, making, thinking’. This network, curated by Sonia Overall, is designed to allow women who use walking in academic and creative practice to share experiences, ideas, methods and so on. In terms of synchronicity I fell down twice by not managing to fit the walk into the allotted hours (quite) and also because I am not mobile tweeting enabled. This post therefore represents a paradox: a fixed account of something that happened in the past dealing with fluidity and transitions.

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New Year, New Blog

During the coming term, I will be on research leave and hopefully making headway with my new book provisionally titledĀ Landscapes of the Normans: Ways of Seeing. The aim of this blog is to act as a virtual notebook of ideas, thoughts and musings relating to that. Some content will be reused from my previous blog ‘On Boundaries’ (now deleted) where I blogged as ‘gesta’. This will be clearly flagged and acknowledged.