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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  • Competition or Collaboration?

    I have been reading, and re-reading, Why the Middle Ages Matter, and I sense an underlying theme to several of the essays, namely the importance of community.

  • Looking Back AND Looking Forward: The Material Collective at Kalamazoo 2015

    Well, now that we’ve all had some time to recover, can we just say that this year’s International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo was a particularly exciting and thought-provoking one?

  • Material Collective Session, BABEL 2015

    A call for participation in The Material Collective’s session, “Counter Productivity: Valuing Scholarly Processes,” at the 4th Biennial Meeting of the Babel Working Group in Toronto in October 2015.

From the Manifesto

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