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  • The Resistance

    Keep pushing, keep marching, keep calling, keep signing petitions, keep teaching, and keep resisting.

  • Severed Heads, Abnormal Sights, and Perplexity

    Might the medieval reception of heads on pikes help us think through our own reactions to the display of a severed head of Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally?

  • Hoarders and Hoards

    The Material Collective’s special issue of postmedieval, Hoarders and Hoards: Responses to the Staffordshire Hoard, is now available.

From the Manifesto

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