I wasn’t very awake yesterday, and managed to write a whole blog post on the Barcelona trip without doing the most important thing: thanking everyone. I shall rectify that now.
First up, thanks to Agnès Garcia-Ventura and Saana Svärd who organized the whole thing. Some of you folks will know a bit about event organizing. The conference was only about 50 people, but it was 3 days of intense programming, two major social events, one catered lunch plus break refreshments on all three days. There was no attendance fee. I’m seriously impressed with the job that Agnès and Saana did.
Secondly, huge thanks to everyone who made me so welcome throughout the week. I was a total outsider with no formal qualifications in history or archaeology, but I was accepted instantly and feel like I have made a bunch of great new friends (most of whom are young enough to be my children). I learned a lot during the week, and hope to be able to do much better history because of it.