Monday, March 17, 2008

Blogging on a Snowy Day

A traditional Colorado St. Patrick's Day: dank and snowy. If I were not bogged down with grading, I could contemplate which one of seventeen Irish recipes sounded most appealing. Guiness-and-cheddar fondue?

M. and I will be hearing some music tonight, though.

I finished reviewing the proposals for the American Academy of Religion's Contemporary Pagan Studies Group.

Our theme for this November's meeting in Chicago is "The Polytheistic Challenge," and it looks like we will have enough good papers for our two sessions -- about ten papers total. Add to that a session shared with the Popular Culture group, and we will have more.

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Blogger Jason Pitzl-Waters said...

I was just flipping through the AAR newsletter that I got in the mail today, can't wait to attend! My only complaint is that the conference is centered in the "magnificent mile", the place is a wasteland of malls, expensive boutiques, and hotels.

Then again, maybe religion scholars are into that sort of thing... what do I know?

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

Whether it is the AAR (a relatively small convention of 8,000-10,000 people) or a bigger one, they have to be in places with (a) lots of meeting rooms, (b) thousands of hotel rooms, and (c) enough restaurants to handle 8,000 people who all want to eat lunch at once.

That means areas like the Magnificent Mile of Chicago, the Gaslight District of San Diego, the San Antonio Riverwalk & Gonzales Center, or any other convention center/tourist district.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I wish I was attending AAR.

11:17 AM  

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