So I’m an historian who goes to the movies. But I’m also an historian who goes to conferences. So since Wed evening, I’ve been at the Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, the largest gathering of medieval scholars on the planet, which happens every year in May at Western Michigan University. Unfortunately this means I haven’t had much chance to write a post for today. Sorry.

Normally, in the evenings, there is a group that shows medieval-themed movies. I was hoping to watch something I could blog about. But this year, for the first time since I’ve been attending this conference, this group failed to get its act together and so there are no movies this year (at least that’s the story I was told). The historian who goes to the movies is very sad because he has no movie to go to.

So all I can offer you is a short update to my very first post, including a few new details I recently learned about Spartan warfare. Scroll down to the bottom of the post.

I should be back on Monday with a regular post.