CALL FOR PAPERS International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, MI May 11-13, 2023 Ecological Seeing I – Teaching Environmental Art History Ecological Seeing II – New Research in Environmental Art History Sponsored by the Material Collective. Co-organized by Danielle Joyner (Lawrence University), Nancy Thebaut (Skidmore College) & Benjamin C. Tilghman (Washington College / The Material […]
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 […]
What do we see when we stop to look? Why stilling ourselves helps us see things in broader perspectives.
Sand challenges our understanding of scale because it refuses to settle within a single conceptual framework. Is sand immense, or is it tiny?
The 2014 Annual Conference of the College Art Association didn’t feature any participation by the Material Collective as a group, but did feature quite a lot of discussion about issues of continuing interest to the Collective, particularly around materiality and objecthood.