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Re: VMs: Updates?
At 19:54 16/12/2003 -0500, Robert Teague wrote:
It's been a while since these subjects were broached, so I thought
I'd ask what's new--
What about the Mini-Conference?
I've been somewhat distracted with my dissertation lately (no great
surprise there) but hope to start arranging this in the New Year, hopefully
at the Warburg. One major option is to approach funding bodies (like the
British Academy) which specialise in backing long-term collaborative
arrangements (especially meetings and small conferences) between networks
of international scholars (which is what we essentially are).
FWIW, I think that we already do a pretty good job of collaborating, so the
point of such a conference could well be to try to move VMs research a bit
closer to the academic mainstream - so it would probably need sufficient
funding to invite one or two well-regarded scholars (Nancy Siraisi? Charles
Burnett? Monica Azzolini? etc) as well as to fly in some of our old friends
(I'd certainly like to meet GC / Jim R / Jim G, for example).
In the meantime, Brit listmembers might also meet one afternoon/evening
over the Christmas holiday and have a quiet chat over a pint or two. That's
a good option too. :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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