Saturday, August 21, 2010

Medieval-Studies Group Divided Over Whether to Hold Meeting in Arizona

A national organization devoted to medieval studies is facing a backlash from some of its members over its decision to go ahead with a conference next April in Arizona, where a controversial immigration law enacted this year has drawn sharp criticism from many academics.

Some members of the Medieval Academy of America wrote an open letter this month to the organization assailing its decision to keep the conference in Tempe, Ariz., despite previous complaints in May. The group that wrote the latest letter includes leaders of a scholarly organization called "Monsters" for short, for people who conduct research on examples of monstrosity in past and present societies.

Click here to read the article from The Chronicle of Higher Education