We interrupt our regularly-scheduled art-history pedagogy posts* for this brief and urgent plea: VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT! This is no longer about the American two-party system as it once existed. People over 40 like me can remember a time when we disagreed with Republican policies, but were able to have a […]
Well, it’s already October, and the fall semester is in full swing! If you’re like me, you wrote your syllabi a while back and you felt more-or-less prepared on Day 1. Then, when you met the actual humans in your class, you immediately began to see all the flaws in the document—and the course—that you […]
In the coming week, there may be some public discussion about a mythical “war” in medieval studies. Unfortunately, certain senior faculty in positions of power have repeatedly engaged with aggressive, threatening individuals in the so-called “alt-right.” These extreme right-wing individuals have online followings that include people willing to engage in dangerous activities like stalking, harassment, […]
By: Shannon Emily Gilmore, PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara An exciting and groundbreaking conference was held at the University of London’s Warburg Institute on June 14 and 15, 2018. The Warburg represents one of the world’s leading centers in the study of images and culture, and its […]
One of the most amazing things about this year’s Kalamazoo–and there are always so many amazing things–was how many sessions were about practical issues.