Thanks Sally Wilde for tagging me. Its been a while since I’ve done one of these and there are lots of good, versatile blogs out there to nominate.
So the rules for accepting this nomination are:
- Display the logo
- Thank and link back to your nominator.
- State seven things about yourself.
- Nominate 15 other bloggers.
- Link back to a specific blog post on each blog so the blogger is notified.
Given seven things about myself… hmm, I don’t usually blog about personal things so I guess this is an opportunity to share a little.
- I should start with my three blogs Heavenfield here, Contagions on historic infectious diseases, and Selah on Bede’s abbreviated psalter, development of prayerbooks and modern church stuff.
- I started the journal The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe in 1998. I’ve long since turned it over to capable hands.
- My training is in biology and biosecurity; no formal history or literature training. I teach several life science courses online every year, in addition to working in the lab.
- I also maintain my church’s website and facebook page. As my online activity has diversified, I seem to have less time to blog (and to think about what to blog on).
- I first got interested in medieval studies from an interest in Arthuriana, but once I found Bede I never really looked back at Arthur again. I’ve focused here on seventh Northumbria and I’m still very interested in it. I’ve pretty much caught up with 7-8 th century history, short of new things that come out. New discoveries on the Plague of Justinian will hopefully eventually give me more topics for Heavenfield.
- Plague brings together all of my interests: scientific, biosecurity, public health, history. While the science is coming quickly now (discussed mostly on Contagions), I’m sure history’s time will come soon. It would be nice to have a few more plague of Justinian sites confirmed.
- I’ve lived in the midwestern US my entire life, mid-Mississippi Valley to be more precise. I’ve only been to England-Wales once, Lindisfarne is as close as I’ve ever been to Scotland.
Now to make some nominations. Let’s see how far I can get this going and how many new history and archaeology bloggers will be discovered in the end. (Steering away from professional bloggers who I don’t think will participate.)
- Tim Clarkson of Senchus and Heart of the Kingdom writes about all things early medieval Scotland.
- Curt Emanuel, the Medieval History Geek, who writes primarily about Late Antiquity.
- Karen Jolly of Revealing Words who writes about 10th century Northumbria.
- Derek Olson of Haligweorc writes about Anglican liturgical history and development.
- Jonathan Jarrett of A Corner of Tenth Century Europe who writes about Catalonia and Oxford academia.
- Guy Halsall of Historian on the Edge (AKA Professor Grumpy) writes about Late Antiquity and Early Medieval Europe when he isn’t being grumpy about UK academia.
- Katy Meyer of Bones Don’t Lie who writes about mortuary archaeology.
- Kristina Killgrove of Powered by Osteons writes about Roman bioarchaeology.
- Diane McIlmoyle of Esmeralda’s Cumbrian History and Folklore writes about, you guessed it, history and folklore of northwestern England/southwestern Scotland.
- Later than the rest but for Sally, Lindsey Fitzharris of The Chururgeon’s Apprentice who writes on early modern surgery and medical collections.