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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2019 9:36 p.m. PST

…We Study The Past.

"Medieval Studies has a choice to make. Just this week controversy erupted over the largest annual academic conference devoted to the study of the Middle Ages in all of its forms – the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), hosted by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Many academic conferences in the Humanities and Social Sciences work in the following way: prospective attendees submit brief summaries of their presentations, then a selection committee reviews those proposals, and if there are too many for the time available for the conference, picks the "best" ones. The ICMS at Kalamazoo is no different…"
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Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 12:32 a.m. PST

I do not think that I can agree with him.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

Wrong on so many levels. To pick my favorite, I much prefer people who go around calling everyone they disagree with racists to this whole routine of "I'm not saying you're a racist, BUT…" which has become fashionable on the left.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 11:34 a.m. PST



Zephyr110 Dec 2019 10:27 p.m. PST

I'm thinking hundreds of years ahead when the future historians present summaries of how racist those historians of today are/were… ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2019 11:43 a.m. PST

Glup II!


John Edmundson14 Dec 2019 10:30 p.m. PST

All he's calling for is good vigourous debate around the historiography of the period. I see no problem with that.


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