As many/most know at this point, I'm now blogger #5 at In The Middle! The write-up below on NCS London and Orkney kind of ballooned in the last 24 hours, so I'll be writing a *separate* post (which will appear very soon -- likely tomorrow) with details on my move to In the Middle and on the fantastic person who will be the new co-blogger here at In Romaunce. More soon, but for now, some thoughts on NCS London, Orkney, "things material," and convivial scholarship.
|Gustav Milne, walking us down a medieval road in Cheapside.|
My findings, which included part of a large
medieval jug handle, part of a medieval
peg tile, and shards of glazed medieval pottery.
|Remnants of the medieval wharf along |
the Thames' foreshore.
Near the site of the Customs House. Gustav recited the opening
lines of the General Prologue, and reminded us that Chaucer
likely wrote the Canterbury Tales while at work there.
(photo by Jeffrey J. Cohen)
|The Maeshowe "dragon." |
Photo by Charles Tait