From Hitler’s “Third Reich” to Bush’s “crusade” against terrorism, professional politicians have often invoked the Middle Ages to justify their actions. But they are far from alone, for many of their constituents have also deployed medievalism for political purposes, as in condemning impoverished countries for “failing to escape” the Middle Ages.
Calls for Papers
A call for papers for the Material Collective session at Leeds 2019: Between the Digital and the Material in Research on the Middle Ages.
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 […]
Call for Proposals for future volume of tiny collections, an imprint of punctum books. This call is for the volume What we see: A modest atlas of survivals, to be published in 2020. Deadline is June 29, 2018.
How do we and can we, as scholars of the Middle Ages and of medieval art, engage with the general public in the current political climate? A Call for Papers for the 2018 International Congress on Medieval Studies