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” […]
In advance of the Babel session “Counter-Productivity: Valuing Scholarly Processes,” we are conducting an anonymous survey of scholarly working processes.
CAA just put out a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. The content is relevant to all art historians, since it engages the use of images in publication and teaching. Since I am perhaps more given to reading legal jargon than some (my dad is an attorney, and I grew […]
Several of us have been talking about slow looking, of late, including me, a term that I think probably borrows from the “slow food” movement. I found myself connecting food and art and slowness in my mind, listening, of all things, to a story on NPR about the recent trend toward a sort of postmodern gleaning.
Saints Alive, was, for me, a disappointment, but one worth a bit of thought.