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  • 50 questions for Medieval Studies

    For Friday afternoon’s Metasession at Kalamazoo ’15, we collected 50 questions on the past, present, and future of Medieval Studies. Thanks to all who tweeted, emailed, Facebooked, carrier-pigeoned, shouted, or telepathically conveyed your ideas! We will circulate these questions at the session; we hope they’ll generate more questions and good discussion. Here’s a preview. Expect […]

  • 50 Kalamazoos

    Only 13 more days until Kalamazoo’s 50th birthday bash, and the MC has a lot planned! We’re hoping that you’ll join us for as many of the events as you can. Read this post to know what’s happening!

  • Michon Weeks, Wheel Within a Wheel

    In her 2014 series of paintings, Wheel Within a Wheel, painter Michon Weeks enlivens the seemingly inert objects in her garage with words from the prophetic book of Ezekiel.

From the Manifesto

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