I’m at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds (IMC) and NO that doesn’t mean what you think it means. In normal speak it’s probably best described as THE comic-con for Medieval historians (though I’ve never seen someone cosplaying at the IMC). Every year in the first week of July over 2000 medievalist (that’s people who study the medieval period, aka c.500-1500 AD) get together, meet old friends, eat, drink and be merry and tell each other what they’ve learnt over the last year about the past and that’s what I’m doing this week. Pretty awesome hey?! Well I think it is.