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Out of Bounds: Exploring the Limits of Medieval Art


November 17, 2018 · 9:00 am5:00 pm · 101 McCormick

Index of Medieval Art, Department of Art & Archaeology

The conference responds to a question of current interest throughout medieval studies: what are the boundaries of medieval culture?


As scholarly awareness of the global dimensions of the medieval world provokes new ways of considering traditional questions, what geographical, cultural, or chronological parameters now direct our study of the Middle Ages, and how do these reshape scholarly assumptions about medieval communities, identities, traditions, and interrelationships?


Pushing beyond the center-periphery debate that once governed such questions, we ask what scholars and students can learn from a more flexible, decentered understanding of the medieval world and its visual culture.

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