Thursday, February 5, 2009

Week 2 ramblings

I am finally getting over being sick. Hurray for antibiotics! I had some kind of sinus infection and for over a week felt really junky, plus I couldn't hear very well.

I find it hard to believe it's just the second week of the semester. I have two teaching jobs currently, so I am teaching a medieval history survey (1000-1500) to about 40 students at one school, and a course on medieval religion to about 10 students at another. Both seem to be going well; both groups of students are with it and engaged. Except that they don't seem to want to post in their online dicussion fora, which is perpetually irritating to me. This should be an easy assignment; just log on to the course website and write some comments about the reading! They do seem to have things to say in class, so I don't think it's a matter of not knowing what to say. This is the first week I've asked them to do these postings, so I'll see how it goes.

I need to pull my job talk together. Work for tomorrow. Although the talk is clearly my top priority, I still regret having to put off the other things I'm working on to focus on it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I have recently started a blog devoted to things medieval and, on occasion, I will be posing questions to others interested in the middle ages, the answers to be posted on my blog. I would be very interested in your answer to the following question:

What period or person from the middle ages most interests you and why?

Your answer can be as long or short as you wish and will be published in full on my blog. If you would like to participate, you may leave your response in the comments portion of my blog or email your response to kaya.alder at Please be sure to let me know how you wish your name to be shown in the post and any email address or website that you would like to have linked.

Thank you in advance,
My Medieval: