Lately I’ve been telling myself that if I could just set aside a big chunk of time – I always arbitrarily think of it as 4 hours – I would be able to focus and get over the hurdle of the chapter I’m trying to write. Read More
At the end of my research trip in Sicily, I tacked on a week to check out some things in Vienna. Read More
The end is near.
This week I did my research due diligence and thought about medieval Sicily in a new context.
The biggest thing stopping me from leaving my apartment in Palermo on any given day is how hard it is to open the door. Thank God for scanners and digital editions of manuscripts.
I arrived in Sicily this week, and after struggling through some small mishaps, I started working. Read More
I’m back in Europe again. I got a free pass into Vatican City, struggled with driving, and learned about the hidden gem that is Salerno.
This week I finished my research trips to LA. It feels like a real relief. Read More
In this series, I’m talking about big issues in how we think about our scientific past. This week I’m dealing with the specter of epidemic disease. Read the first post in this series, on ancient Greece and math. Read the second post, on the Scientific Revolution. Read the third post, on astronomy and astrology. Read More
This week, I maybe learned something new, or maybe I relearned something I already knew. Who knows? Welcome to academia. Read More