Here are the main Material Collective events this year: Our sponsored session, Speculatio, Medieval and Modern, will be on Thursday morning at 10:00 in Schneider 1140. It looks to be a great panel: co-organized by Beate Fricke and Niklaus Largier of UC Berkeley. Speakers include Elizabeth Pastan (Emory U) with “A Rose by Any Other […]
“This is not your grandfather’s MAA,” Lisa Fagin Davis assured the crowd, to a smattering of applause and some laughter. Maybe not, but as a first-time attendee I was definitely struck by the peculiar coexistence of old and new, traditional and nontraditional, at this storied conference. The 91st Annual Meeting addressed this tension in several […]
Ok, everyone — we’ve all been there. We write articles and books, choosing the best images for our arguments, edit, revise, maybe get some feedback from a friend, make it through the agonies and ecstasies of peer review, and land a publication contract that specifies that “the author is solely responsible for obtaining permissions for […]
In the light of recent events, The Material Collective would like to affirm the following about our work to reform art history, medieval studies, and academia in general.
Jennifer Borland recaps the exciting collaboration between Material Collective and Art History that at SECAC and gives a preview of upcoming events at CAA in February.
We’re very excited to launch our first crowd review of the essays to be included in Hoarders and Hordes: Responses to the Staffordshire Hoard, a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies. The 8 essays were originally presented in 2 sessions at the 2nd biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group in […]
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” […]
Please join the Material Collective and Art History That at SECAC 2015 in Pittsburgh! We will be gathering to brainstorm together about socially engaged art history on Friday, October 23. And follow #ArtHistoryEngaged! See you there!
What do we see when we stop to look? Why stilling ourselves helps us see things in broader perspectives.
In advance of the Babel session “Counter-Productivity: Valuing Scholarly Processes,” we are conducting an anonymous survey of scholarly working processes.