We in the Material Collective have been watching the recent events on medieval social media with careful attention.
“As we celebrate, dwell in, and embrace the basic materiality of our objects, we work to find ways to foreground the material of the objects themselves into larger historical analysis.
How do we and can we, as scholars of the Middle Ages and of medieval art, engage with the general public in the current political climate? A Call for Papers for the 2018 International Congress on Medieval Studies
I find Washington’s armchair to be a fitting example for thinking about how to weaponize the medieval art history syllabus in 2017.
I want to clarify the difference between an Irish cross and a “Celtic” cross, and I want to propose that we approach visual symbols with a special kind of caution.