Session Title

Considering Race in the Classroom: Complicating the Narratives of Medieval Art History (A Workshop)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA); Material Collective

Organizer Name

Nina Rowe

Organizer Affiliation

Fordham Univ.

Presider Name

Maggie M. Williams

Presider Affiliation

William Paterson Univ./Material Collective

Start Date

8-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

Discussions of race and racism recently have been in the foreground of medieval studies. The field of art history in particular is founded in often racist, colonialist, and misogynist conceptions of genius or triumph. Many scholars of medieval art have sought to debunk such discourses. But the work is not done and the need for practical approaches is urgent since images are a key means through which those in power historically have exploited and subjugated the powerless. The ICMA has organized a workshop that uses tools of introspection and empathy to encourage anti-racist approaches to teaching medieval art. Nina Rowe

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

Considering Race in the Classroom: Complicating the Narratives of Medieval Art History (A Workshop)

Fetzer 2016

Discussions of race and racism recently have been in the foreground of medieval studies. The field of art history in particular is founded in often racist, colonialist, and misogynist conceptions of genius or triumph. Many scholars of medieval art have sought to debunk such discourses. But the work is not done and the need for practical approaches is urgent since images are a key means through which those in power historically have exploited and subjugated the powerless. The ICMA has organized a workshop that uses tools of introspection and empathy to encourage anti-racist approaches to teaching medieval art. Nina Rowe