Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 2, Part 2: Historians Look Like Debaters!

I’m having some flashbacks here. "The entire Harvard history department is about to run a tight case, with tons of spec knowledge!".

Turns out the “Musical Encounters in the Early Atlantic” was literally just as it sounded (hee hee!). I think in my head I was picturing the worst-case scenario, some kind of historical interpretation of “The Little Mermaid”, where Triton = England. Instead it was all about how soundscape was an important part of Atlantic encounters. An interesting and lively way to wrap up the first day. Also, fun fact of the day: Karen Kupperman apparently once sang “Frere Jacque” on national television. See, I promised you historians some ridiculous gossip!

Tomorrow is an all-day conference adventure beginning at 9:30 am. We are hoping to get a quick sushi lunch in the hour we have off during the afternoon. Sadly the hot tub will have to wait until 9:00 pm.

More updates to follow. It is 2:15 am New Hampshire time and 11:15 here; either way, time for sleep!

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