People of Color in European Art History


  1. justcuriousabout wrote...

    Hi, I am very impressed with your blog, and would like your input on something. I am running a Vampire game set in Hungary 1 year before the Mongolian invasion. I was wondering what other ethnicities would be present in the area?

    you’re doing a game about VAMPIRES

    But you need to fact check “other ethnicities”?

    … ethnicities….other than vampire?

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  2. ladugard replied to your post: “Is it mainly an American problem? Europeans aren’t under the illusion that there weren’t poc in medieval Europe?”:
    Swedish person here and I can say that there’s a looooot of people here under that illusion and some will defend it fiercly. I’ve used your blog to burst a lot of bubbles by the way, thank you for that 8)

    <3

  3. 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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  4. 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)

  5. ☛ 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. 

  6. ☛ 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.

  7. steammonster00-deactivated20140 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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  8. 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

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

    [x]

  10. 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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