Mary on November 20th, 2008

Today, I got my official student visa card. WooHoo! I also went to the BRAH (The abbreviation for the Royal Academy of History’s Library). I only looked at two items this morning, but it was still pretty cool. I also chatted with another researcher there–Natalia–as we were both leaving. She was very nice. She did […]

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Mary on November 16th, 2008

I have chosen this category title because my research into Spain’s early modern swordplay focuses on the relationship between the practice of and the literature written about fencing–arms and letters. It is also a reference to the cultured image of the warrior-poet who can wield both a sword and a plume.

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Mary on November 5th, 2008

The presidential elections in the United States have been discussed on the news, in newspapers, and on the street here in Spain. There were three large election parties in Madrid last night–the Democratic one was the largest, but I only passed by that one. It was very crowded. The second largest was held by the […]

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Mary on November 4th, 2008

It’s a big night tonight…what with the elections. I’ve been running around a bit today, and I picked up a couple of newspapers so I can see what they are saying about the election. I figure I’ll buy some tomorrow too and maybe on Wednesday. Then, I went up to the Fulbright offices to pick […]

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