Monday, June 15, 2009

The Dublin Seminar and the weekend

This weekend was the Dublin Seminar. It is a lecture series every year for New England Heritage and Folk Culture, I think is the official title. This year's theme was Byways and Highways: Transportation in New England. From Friday night to Sunday morning we listened to scholars and hobby-historians alike present over 20 papers. Some were interesting, many were not. Most of the people were New England natives, and you could definitely tell. We talked to various people about graduate programs in public history and material culture. Oh my goodness, these programs are not what I want to do. They are way too snobbish for my liking. What Midwesterners think of when we hear New Englanders, that was what I witnessed this weekend.

Friday and Saturday night, we fellows got together to hang out, and didn't end up going to bed until 2:00 a.m.!  There were some great conversations, but it made it hard to listen to more lectures Sunday morning.

Sunday afternoon I swapped music with my house-mates. I know have several new soundtracks that I'm very excited about. We also had 80 plus pages to read. I also watched Hocus Pocus last night after finishing my homework and talking to my parents. It was great to talk to them. Hopefully this week I can get pictures and upload them onto the blog, since I now have my camera cord. We shall see...

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear the Dublin Seminar yielded little of interest, but I'm glad the rest of your weekend was good. Yes, it is interesting what you learn about people when they're relaxed, isn't it? Sounds like you accomplished a lot over the weekend! Seminar, 80 pages of reading, music swapping, hanging out, AND Hocus Pocus. I'm impressed!