is an unpleasant state that occurs when someone who has recently participated in the 2010 week-long summer teacher institute, wakes up the Saturday after returning home to realize they don't need to be up, dressed, and in their designated spot by 7:30 AM. They realize the day's schedule is empty or at least empty of authentic historical experiences. They must wear their civilian clothing all day long! There is no historical clothing waiting to be worn.
Those 24 participants had to abruptly curtail their emersion in history which has left a major void.
Symptoms include: boredom, loneliness, anxiety about being cut off from the historical triangle, jitters from wanting to reach out and touch an artifact, cravings to be standing on the same ground as John Smith, actually WANTING to start school before September in order to try out new interpreting ideas!
WARNING: Could be contagious!
Friend: "Are you totally excited to be back home from the institute? I bet you have a million things you want to do!"
(you are laying on the couch, staring blankly at the wall in front of you)
You: "Nah dude! I can't do anything. I'm going through history withdrawal. I need to be in Jamestown or Yorktown getting more knowledge!"