The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. The special thematic focus for 2019 is ‘Materialities’.
Recent attention to objects, artefacts, matter, and material culture has reshaped scholarship in many fields. This strand seeks to address the impact of this new interest in things, theories, and methods as they relate to an expansive understanding of ‘materiality’. The study of materiality brings together a host of scholarly and theoretical concerns and puts them into dialogue to understand how conceptions of matter, and matter itself, shaped the creation of the material world, regimes of labour and supply, connectivity, entanglements, trade networks, movements of things and people, concepts of agency and network theory, and constructed notions of the sublime, of replication, and of ‘reality’, as an abstract concept and category during the Middle Ages.
Amsterdam University Press and Arc Humanities Press will be exhibiting at stand AA1. The following people from AUP and Arc will be attending: