(This is a collaborative post with input from Nancy Thompson, Jennifer Borland, and Emma Bergman) The end of the semester always seems hectic and crazy. Between the frantic push to finish grading and the panicked emails from students, not to mention the holiday preparations for however you celebrate, there’s not much time to slow down. […]
“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.
We in the Material Collective have been watching the recent events on medieval social media with careful attention.
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.