On the chance you are among the four or five ITM readers who are not also on Facebook, you will want to know that today is International Hug a Medievalist Day. According to the event page set up by Sarah Läseke, 3300 people are attending.
So get ready for those embraces by colleagues, friends, frenemies, family, stray animals, the weather, the world. Today is the day you get hugged.
Luckily we have a few months before International Slap a Medievalist Day arrives; book your tickets to an isolated island now.