Phillip.Lindley | November 19, 2012

It has been an exhausting but fascinating time for Conferences.  On 22 October, I was speaking at the DigiDoc Conference in Edinburgh, a magnificent venue for a superb conference, brilliantly organised by Doug Pritchard, Director of CyArc and his team. Formally opened by Fiona Hyslop, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, on behalf of the Scottish Government, it featured speakers ranging from Gael Seydoux of Ubisoft to the palaeontologist Louise Leakey, from Gordon Cameron of Pixar to Anthony Geffen, CEO of Atlantic Productions, the company behind David Attenborough’s recent work.

On Tuesday, I was back lecturing in Leicester, where the previous week I had given a Public Lecture on John Carter and the origins of the Conservation Movement in England.

Then, on wednesday, I flew to Cincinnati for the Society for Sixteenth-Century studies conference with Kirsten and Rebecca, where our session, chaired by Lisa Ford, was hosted by the Society for Court Studies.  The conference took place in the magnificent surrounds of the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, which had been started before the Great Depression in the most opulent French Art deco style imaginable. We all spoke on Saturday and flew back, on the last flight to Heathrow before ‘Super Storm Sandy’ hit New York, on sunday.





The following Thursday I was lecturing in Framlingham, in the church, standing between the Howard monuments themselves, as the guest of the vicar, the Rev. Graham Owen, to seventy townsfolk.

Now it is time to think about the Cambridge 3D conference (see the news section)…

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