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 […]
Calls for Papers
The organizers of Material Collective’s sponsored session at Kalamazoo 2022 seek papers that analyze 19th- and 20th-century collecting and/or building projects within their political, social, economic, and cultural environments, through examinations of the financial structures that enabled their creation, nationalist and colonialist appropriation and collecting strategies, and issues of class such as the relationships between artists and patrons.
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.
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 […]