Welcome to the tenth anniversary issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture! When we started in 2002, there were few online academic journals and even fewer devoted to medieval art and architecture. Since then scores of online academic journals and several terrific internet-based medieval art journals have made the field a lively place of interaction and learning. To honor our first decade, this issue focuses on discovery and re-envisioning. We are delighted to present Roger E. Reynolds' presentation of the recently discovered 11th-century Beneventan illustrated Beatus and how its illustrations and unique use of language opens up questions of scholarly and artistic
interaction. Similarly, Matthew Champion’s essay on medieval graffiti and its hitherto unexamined role of votive offering in English parish churches inspires an entirely new discussion on the interaction between parishioner and church fabric. Frances Alvater’s re-examination of the iconography found on English 12th-century baptismal fonts, too, prompts a re-evaluation of the reception of complex liturgical notions between different classes. Jennifer Lee’s review of Kathryn Rudy’s new book is insightful and thought-provoking. We also are introducing a new occasional section highlighting undergraduate research. In this issue, Stephen Mack uses a database to analyze the composition of a collection of Ege manuscripts in the Kenyon College Special Collection.

The Photobank database continues to serve as a resource for scholars and teachers. Recent uploads include sculpture and architecture of the pilgrimage road to Santiago by Professor Francisco Javier Ocaña Eiroa and English parish church art and architecture.

This issue also includes a Discoveries section with information on re-discovered treasures, hidden documents, and heretofore unknown underground chambers and a modern twist on a medieval sculpture. 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 is now part of the Ohio Digital Resource Commons (DRC) at Kenyon College. Search by either typing in a key word or name inthe Search DRC box (e.g. Canterbury) or click on the Peregrinations link in the list of Communities in DRC, there you will have access to a full text search. 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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