The scholarly process can be a source mystery for students and the general public. Even I occasionally wonder how my peers transform ideas into provocative and sophisticated final products. Part of the goal of this blog was to make my scholarly process a bit more transparent. Typically my ideas begin as blog posts, I develop them into conference papers, and then, if they seem like they have potential, I attempt to mold them into some kind of publishable shape. Often my best ideas languish between conference papers and lectures.
In the spirit of transparency, I’m posting a rough draft of a paper that I will deliver at the International Anchoritic Society Conference here in Grand Forks. The paper’s title is “Liminal Time and Liminal Space in the Middle Byzantine Hagiography of Greece and the Aegean”. I’ve blogged on the paper here and here.