September 17, 2017

Statement of solidarity

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In the wake of the well-documented appropriation of medieval imagery by white supremacists, the horrors of racially-motivated aggression and violence at Charlottesville over the summer, and now the online harassment of valued medievalist and activist Dorothy Kim, the Canadian Society of Medievalists wishes to publicly register its condemnation of racism and white supremacism in its various forms and its desire to see medieval studies move forward as a field to address its problematic relationship with the structures of white nationalism.

If you have not already, we urge you to read the collective statement by the Medievalists of Color who responded to recent controversies in our field over the summer. The Society of Medieval Feminist ScholarshipThe Medieval Academy of America and The New Chaucer Society have also issued responses to the uncivil discourse of recent days. 

 

 

 

 The Canadian Society of Medievalists