Monday, October 27, 2003

And people think it's weird to have an annual medievalists' conference.

Fred Spiegel, professor and slime-mold scholar at the University of Arkansas, says,

Every couple of years, there’s an international slime-mold congress: in England; Madrid; Brussels, Belgium; Beltsville, Maryland. We have a big dinner, we share papers, and there’s always at least one day when we all go out in the field together foraging for slime molds. Some of the really big groups, like the group that studies insects, are too large for this kind of camaraderie.

I'm glad they enjoy themselves, but I'd rather go to Kalamazoo.


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