Medieval studies has a diversity problem. I’m not going to detail it here, mostly because there are many excellent essays that do it better than I could do. But it’s a problem that we all need to keep working on, regardless of the resistance and barriers that get thrown in our way by the institutions […]
The Material Collective Blog
What does medieval art, culture, and history have to do with my life; what is the point of knowing this stuff? Immersed in the study of the Middle Ages as we are, we may lose sight of the fact that for many people the material to which we are passionately devoted holds little to no […]
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.
It has been brought to our attention that a photo taken at #kzoo2018 is being used to harass individuals in that photo. The image was tweeted before the announcement not to tweet was made, and we have deleted it. We ask that anyone who may have retweeted it please delete it as well. We understand […]
We’re excited for another busy medieval weekend in Kalamazoo! Here’s what the Material Collective is up to at the 2018 International Congress on Medieval Studies.