...but how, you wonder, do you hug a medievalist if you don’t know any? You go online: International Hug a Medievalist Day is a Facebook concoction. So far, there are 3,721 attendees on the invite page (including me), and basically everyone is posting comments with digital hugs in them + also of course some fine medievalist humor.
For instance, one Franko Hashiguchi has left the following inscrutable joke: What do Scandanavian Fisherman play to accompany their odes to Odin? The Lutefisk!
Get it? Lute? Fish?
You can read more about it here.
And by the way, you can give Crispin a hug. He's not just a medievalist, he's a medieval person! Go here.