People of Color in European Art History


  1. mr-laugh reblogged your photo:
    THIS IS IMPORTANT, and it’s one reason I love medievalpoc, even if, in my head, they are pronounced “medievalpohk” instead of p - o - c.
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  2. last-snowfall:

fandomsandfeminism:

returntothestars:

ianthe:

!!

dat practical armor

I love every aspect of this.

And I would play her in a heartbeat.

    last-snowfall:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    returntothestars:

    ianthe:

    !!

    dat practical armor

    I love every aspect of this.

    And I would play her in a heartbeat.

    (via spaced--cadette)

  3. ☛ What I do for a living

    space-stegosaurus:

    medievalpoc:

    So I have noticed there are a lot of questions about what I do for a living, framed mostly as “are you a student or a professor?” which is kind of amusing because although I’ve been working in college eduction for the last few years, I’m neither.

    I have explained this several times before, but we…

    I’m so mad my interdisciplinary studies division got shut down because I read this and am just agog at the level of scholarship this takes as well as how completely, recklessly uneducated most of our academic authorities are in understanding other disciplines.  Without my grounding in trying to connect disciplinary texts there’d be no hope of understanding how hard this is.  Most people go through their discipline as if it were a narrowing triangle, limiting their communication to fewer and fewer people as they go on, and think of interdisciplinary work as “broad, not deep,” and it just couldn’t be further from the truth.   You never know something yourself until you can communicate it to someone who doesn’t have the same starting framework for understanding it as you do. 

  4. ☛ In the Middle: Re-making The Real Middle Ages™

    Not only are the Middle Ages constructed as a nostalgically longed-for pre-race utopia, the same argument is also used to in attempts exclude people of color from contemporary fan communities and to construct those communities as normatively white.

    People of color are only welcome in many medievalist digital spaces if they pass as white by not asking questions or commenting on any thread to do with race, let alone starting one.

    The myth of the monochrome Middle Ages, in which the medieval is originary, pure, and white, transcends geographical and temporal boundaries. It is attached, through supposed biological descent, to white bodies, wherever and whenever they go, even into the apparently non-corporeal digital realms of fan-forums, television and video-games.

    There are many fans of color of popular culture medievalisms, but a hostile milieu which consistently repeats the messages that ‘you don’t belong in the Middle Ages’ and the ‘the Middle Ages are not yours’ actively discourages setting out on, let alone completing, a journey from interested fan to professional scholar.

    READ THE REST HERE

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    Helen Young is throwing some haymakers here.

  5. steammonster00 wrote...

    Why do PoC only think it's important to see themselves in European art?

    Well, the way you phrased this question, it could mean like five different things, but after a cursory glance at your blog you appear to be an actual neonazi, so…

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  6. NSFW

    asomaton reblogged your post:
    Medievalpoc, handing out asses like gifts

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    Anyone else remember when this happened?

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    Related: Medievalpoc tagged NSFW

  7. barbotrobot replied to your post: “Could you post that Socratic dialogue? Sounds interesting :)”:
    Look at you, being a playwright. :3

    [x]

  8. l-heure-du-the wrote...

    Wait, wait, wait... Let me get this right. So, someone tells you Xiang Fei is a legend, you answer that, by their own criteria, it'd mean that Socrates didn't exist either... And now they say that you're pretending Socrates didn't exist and that you're deceiful and manipulative? How did they come to that conclusion?

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  9. downboy replied to your photo “aseantoo sumbitted to medievalpoc: Artist of the English School Two…”

    Nothing makes me want to drop my current gigs and pick up teaching art history like your posts do. Gah. <3

    [x]

  10. gentlebrotherelijah wrote...

    Lots of people ask for donations to do what you're doing, including, but not limited to: museums and colleges. By implying (/flat out saying) that you're not worth listening to because you ask for voluntary funding for your project, but still citing other non-profits who do, Lordofwhatever has proved that they are naive at best and have faulty logic at worst. Keep on truckin'. You do good work.

     I wasn’t even going to bother pointing that out but hey what do I know, I’m just over here doing some witchcraft and scamming all the people with my Devil Lies and sourced reaction images

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    [from the Morgan Beatus]