Public Scholarship Takes a Stand Again Racism …

Although I’ve posted links from this series previously, I wanted to create a post demonstrating just how many resources are available at The Public Medievalist. This series of articles features various experts exploring just how much the use and misuse of how we perceive the medieval past affects our lives, worldviews, and ideologies. The offerings below include articles by experts on World History, Medieval Archaeology, African studies, Jewish Medieval Studies, professors of art and literature, Islamic Studies, and much more. Although I can certainly find points of disagreement within the articles, the sheer density of information and diversity of perspective in this series is a great way to engage with the complexity of the truths involved in the way race functions in our culture today, and the way medieval history is used and misused in relation to the way we see ourselves and others.

I’d also mention that if this piques your interest, you might also want to know about their upcoming series for 2018: Gender, Sexism, and the Middle Ages