As a collaborative of art historians and students of visual culture, Material Collective seeks to foster a safe space for alternative ways of thinking about objects. Read more about us.

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  • Embracing the Fog

    In the light of recent events, The Material Collective would like to affirm the following about our work to reform art history, medieval studies, and academia in general.

  • #ArtHistoryEngaged at SECAC 2015 and CAA 2016!

    Jennifer Borland recaps the exciting collaboration between Material Collective and Art History that at SECAC and gives a preview of upcoming events at CAA in February.

  • CALLING ALL HORDES AND HOARDERS!

    We’re very excited to launch our first crowd review of the essays to be included in Hoarders and Hordes: Responses to the Staffordshire Hoard, a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies. The 8 essays were originally presented in 2 sessions at the 2nd biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group in […]

From the Manifesto

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