This year, we held a pair of roundtables, one on “Material” and the other on “Collective.” In the MC spirit, these write-ups were collectively written and assembled.
The Material Collective is looking for guest blog posts and welcomes contributions on all topics that relate to the themes and mission of our group, broadly conceived.
Well, now that we’ve all had some time to recover, can we just say that this year’s International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo was a particularly exciting and thought-provoking one?
Join the MC and the Medieval Institute for the Meta Session on “Medieval Originality,” revisiting issues from the 1st Kalamazoo!
Only 13 more days until Kalamazoo’s 50th birthday bash, and the MC has a lot planned! We’re hoping that you’ll join us for as many of the events as you can. Read this post to know what’s happening!
I’m writing this before we know whether Punxatawaney Phil or Staten Island Chuck will predict more winter or early spring, but either way, we Collectivists have some exciting new stuff planned for this semester.
Marian Bleeke’s inspired thoughts on some of the papers and ideas discussed at the recent conference held at Notre Dame.
The entremets are the delight of the feast. The display that comes “between the dishes” and prompts gasps and exchanged glances and laughter on the way to realization.
In Boston, we gathered the hordes to think together about fragmentation and collectivity, time and matter, art and bodies.
What drew us to each other? A shared vision for working together to explore new ideas. A shared desire to reveal the natural connections between our personal stories and our academic work as medievalists. A shared frustration with the sometimes static culture of Art History.