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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    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 […]

  • BABEL 2015: Off The Books Wrapup

    Counter-Productivity Break-Out Groups

    The year marked the fourth BABEL Working Group Conference, held at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. This was, by many accounts, the best yet. While attendance was reportedly higher than last year’s meeting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the conference felt smaller, more manageable, and more intimate (as the “yearbook” […]

  • #ArtHistoryEngaged at SECAC 2015 in Pittsburgh

      Please join the Material Collective and Art History That at SECAC 2015 in Pittsburgh!  We will be gathering to brainstorm together about socially engaged art history on Friday, October 23.  And follow #ArtHistoryEngaged!  See you there!  

From the Manifesto

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