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  • Working Practice

    Earlier this year, we presented a collaborative paper at a conference at the University of Notre Dame, Medieval Art History After the Interdisciplinary Turn (March 28-29, 2014); Marian Bleeke blogged about the conference in April. The paper was on physicians’ almanacs: small, folded manuscripts containing medical texts and images, produced primarily in fifteenth-century England. We […]

  • Keep Things Strange

    Joy Partridge describes how the film “Flash in the Metropolitan” prompted her to become hypersensitive to the otherness of objects.

  • Kalamazoo 2014

    Kalamazoo 49. The whirlwind, the inspiration, the dance. My face still hurts from smiling.

From the Manifesto

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