Ausnahmsweise auf Deutsch! Ich bastle gerade am Vorwort für das Book of Abstracts des Workshops “Grenzen überschreiten” vom kommenden Freitag und da diese Version vermutlich noch einige Überarbeitungen erleben wird, wollte ich sie gerne archivieren – und damit meinen lieben Leserinnen und Lesern Lust auf den Workshop machen. Und wenn wir schon dabei sind: Gucken Sie sich doch die schönen Infografiken “Facts about #dhb3” an!
Monthly Archive: February 2014
While I should be writing the foreword to the book of abstracts of the conference “Crossing boundaries” of next (next!!) Friday, I have reached the point when needing to breath deeply, I am just grateful that there is such a thing as blogging (or: how to overcome a particularly miserable week).
February 28th: a date to remember. What I remember is that when we chose that date, it was so abstract that it did almost not exist. I always have to wonder about the process of choosing dates for workshops or conferences when you organize them. You have a rough idea of the season, or the month, that would fit. And then, often randomly, you pick one, that then becomes the deadline of all deadlines. And you keep wondering: “Why did I choose that date again?” when it starts becoming really real.
When I woke up yesterday morning, I found in my mailbox about six e-mails that I should have received the day before. It would in fact have been pretty important for me to be able to answer and give my position on this. But I did not receive the messages, the decision was taken without me being able to intervene. The person who sent the messages did not realize that they had not been delivered and supposed I wasn’t willing to answer or did not consider it important enough. The decision had to be taken quickly. That was it.