Welcome to this issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture featuring articles on a wide range of subjects and approaches. We are delighted to present articles that all call for a re-examination of long-held beliefs about such ideas as the origin and development of horseshoe arches (Gregory B. Kaplan), how and whether one can identify a Cistercian style of architecture in a particular area (Cynthia Marie Canejo), whether late medieval wills are truly reflective of the wishes of the decedent and how that affected pilgrimage and art in late medieval England (Matthew Champion), and whether an identification of a noble horseman in an early-sixteenth century painting can survive scrutiny (Jan van Herwaarden). We are also pleased to announce a forthcoming enlargement of the Photobank database, featuring pictures of sculpture and architecture of the pilgrimage road to Santiago by Professor Francisco Javier Ocaña Eiroa.

This issue also includes a lengthy Discoveries sections including information on new finds from the Migration Period through the Renaissance. Reports of re-discovered treasures, hidden drawings, and heretofore unknown underground passages are disseminated. More links have been added to the Links page, and, as usual, list calls for papers, conferences, research announcements and more.

Please note that our Photobank has undergone considerable renovation and should be much easier to use. Please click on the underlined phrase on its opening page that states “Look for our new site design and features coming soon!” To see a demo, click here. The Photobank continues to grow with copyright-free images all downloadable for use in research and teaching.

For future issues we are actively seeking articles on any aspect of medieval art and architecture, including: long and short scholarly articles, scholarly book reviews, review articles on issues facing the field of medieval art history, interesting notes and announcements, useful website recommendations, new archeological discoveries, and recent museum acquisitions as well as calls for papers and conference listings. We are interested in publishing articles that will undergo double-blind review as well as those which are subject only to regular editing process, including articles that are the result of preliminary research. We are also looking for images to add to our photobank, to be shared and used by anyone in the classroom and in their research. To

round out the scholarly portion of the journal, we are also seeking short, amusing excerpts from medieval sources, comments on the Middle Ages in movies and popular culture, etc.

Again, welcome to Peregrinations. Any suggestions or comments you have concerning the journal would be most welcome. Please feel free to e-mail us at: Sarah Blick (editor).

Our grateful appreciation and thanks for partial funding provided by Kenyon College. Technical Advisor: John Pepple

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