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 […]
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 […]