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IMC Leeds Registration Costs

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Raised by 7 people in 26 months
I am a humanities graduate, with a doctorate in medieval history. Only 20% of humanities PhD graduates will gain an academic job. Many of the 80% have taken other non-academic jobs but are still actively looking to get their dream academic job!

In order to boost the chances, I and many many others will continue to conference, and try to publish in order to keep ourselves in the game. We do this in addition to our full-time jobs. And it is expensive! And without recourse to bursuries, travel grants, research grants, etc., this will come out of our pockets.

I am looking to cover the costs for IMC Leeds 2016 , the second largest medieval conference in the world. I have been invited to speak as part of the Oxford Medieval Diet Group and I desperately don't want to let them down. The title of my paper is "The Medieval Table as a Noble Space: Diet and Feasting in 12th-Century Table Manner Poems".

£135 for registration would help me afford to attend the conference for 1 day. That may not seem much, but when you had travel costs it can add up.

Any money in excess of the £135 would help with travel costs and future conferences (I am also attending Harlaxton 2016 for a total of £400). Fr

Read more about this here on my blog, Beyond the Doctorate !

My example:
In July I will attend two conferences, and am presenting at both (the second of which was a personal invitation to present):

International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2016
One-Day Pass c. £135.00
Travel c.£80

Harlaxton Symposium, Lincolnshire, July 2016.
Registration and Accommodation c. £400
Travel c.£80

Please help in any small way!
Should a publication or proceedings come from this, I will include contributors in my acknowledgements to express my gratitude.

*Image from Luttrell Psalter, British Library
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Two further donations means two more medieval images. This time on the theme of gluttony and over-indulgence of food! Daniel of Beccles says that "There shouldn't be too large a piece of food in your mouth for eating so that it is not too full if it is appropriate to speak". The guy riding the hog has fallen foul of that one!
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And to pay thanks to the latest donation, for all those that did enjoy a tipple at the medieval dining table, Daniel of Beccles advises that 'drunkenness is brought about by drinking dark wine quickly' and 'drinking too many drinks incapacitates'. I think these guys are already feeling the hangover come on...
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Another donation warrants another manuscript image! This time from the words of the 12th century Daniel of Beccles, who encourages guests at the table to indulge in the drinks provide, but not so much that 'you should not suffer the exile of the mind through drinking'.
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For every donation, I will post a funny/rude medieval image that relates to my thesis! Farting at the table as a guest was definitely frowned up, but sometimes it was considered "healthier" to let it out than keep it in! And, when appropriate, it could be a form of entertainment. Just ask Roland the Farter who kept Henry II entertained with his musical bottom at his Christmas table.
From: imgur.com/gallery/wiD0T
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£118 of £135 goal

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Created December 11, 2015
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22 months ago
EM
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Edward Mills
22 months ago

Go Fiona! This is (partly) in thanks for being such a wonderful colleague at OISE last summer.

MW
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Marie Whelan
22 months ago

Good luck, fiona

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22 months ago
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22 months ago
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22 months ago
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