Working Practice


Earlier this year, we presented a collaborative paper at a conference at the University of Notre Dame, Medieval Art History After the Interdisciplinary Turn (March 28-29, 2014); Marian Bleeke blogged about the conference in April. The paper was on physicians’ almanacs: small, folded manuscripts containing medical texts and images, produced primarily in fifteenth-century England. We […]

Looking at Gleaning


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.