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As we get ready for BABEL 2015 at Toronto, it's a good time to look back at BABEL 2014 at UCSB: what was awesome, what could be done differently, and -- above all -- what we've learned and how we might continue to evolve. Thanks to +Myra Seaman  for having developed the survey, and to +Chris Piuma  for working on the draft report summarizing the survey results -- now available at the Google Doc link below. In the words of one participant, "Always and forever." See you Off the Books! 
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BABEL 2014 Santa Barbara survey summaryThe Third BABEL Working Group Meeting: Responses This summary is based on a survey created by Myra Seaman; it was primarily written by Chris Piuma and Suzanne Conklin Akbari. The Third Biennial BABEL Working Group Meeting took place at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) from 16...
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Bloggery from Iceland!
Best use of a letter-form in national branding: Viking sword and two axe-blades form the outline of a stylized Þ ("thorn") at the National Museum of Iceland [its name in Icelandic: Þjóðminjasafn Íslands]. Reykjavík, Iceland, ...
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Reviving my long-neglected "Lost in Translation" blog.
Sundial, Smithsonian Castle Garden, August 5, 2012. 1:15 pm. Latin inscription (left on this photo): Aspice, Respice, Prospice  = "Look Around, Look Back, and Look Forward" (or, more loosely translated, "Observe, Reflect, and...
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Check out the first GW MEMSI event for the 2013-2014 academic year -- this talk is also the inaugural GW Digital Humanities Institute lecture!
We would like to inform everyone of the first official GW MEMSI event of the 2013-2014 academic year! This exciting event is co-sponsored by GW MEMSI, the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare program, the Department of English, ...
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Belated general writeup on Middle Ages in the Modern World (MAMO) in St Andrews.
by JONATHAN HSY Greetings! Last week, I posted a little bit about the “Middle Ages in the Modern World” (MAMO) conference at St Andrews—a posting about Canadian heraldry. I would now like to provide a belated, more general o...
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In honor of Canada Day: Canadian heraldry!
by JONATHAN HSY Greetings from the UK! I've arrived in London after an excellent conference in St Andrews on The Middle Ages in the Modern World (MAMO) and will offer a more detailed blog posting about it very soon. MAMO expl...
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The first in a series of blog posts on ITM about diversity and (medieval) academia. This guest-posting comes to us from Michelle R. Warren.
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This mysterious sculpture is entitled "Antipodes" (Sam Sanborn, 1997) and it stands the garden outside the Hirshhorn Museum. The museum's official online description isn't very informative but it does provide a good image of ...
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Disability, Schizophrenia, Angels: My response to Žižek re: the faux sign interpreter at Mandela's memorial. http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/2013/12/signs-taken-as-wonders-zizek-and.html
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YES! My book, "Trading Tongues, has officially arrived.
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On linguistic ecology, global language diversity, and undead tongues.
by JONATHAN HSY [NOTE: This is another blog posting about languages and mobility -- quite a flurry of ITM postings along these lines this week! See the recent posting by KARL STEEL about multilingual Istanbul and the myth of...
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