On 20 July 2020, The Medieval Academy of America hosted the webinar Race, Racism, and Teaching in the Middle Ages. In the wake of recent events and ongoing racially motivated violence, there have been many institutional responses to raise awareness of race and racism in the U.S. and beyond.
This webinar focused on pedagogy and concrete strategies for teaching race and racism in their medieval forms and as they appear in medieval studies. Participants discussed what they do in the classroom and library to approach this complex topic with the goal of engendering ideas and texts that can be put in place as soon as the Fall 2020 academic term.
The webinar was recorded and can be viewed on the Academy’s website here.
The Medieval Academy of America, founded in 1925, is the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies. The Academy publishes the quarterly journal Speculum; awards prizes, grants, and fellowships; and supports research, publication, and teaching in medieval art, archaeology, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, science, social and economic institutions, and all other aspects of the Middle Ages.