Welcome to the fourth issue of Peregrinations. In this issue, we are honored to have Gerhard Lutz serve as guest editor for a series of fascinating articles presenting the most innovative research on pilgrimage architecture in the later Middle Ages. Lutz deftly sets out the issues facing researchers in this area. This introduction is followed by three articles by Andreas Förderer, Gerhard Weilandt, and Mitchell Merback which showcase a thorough and contextual study of late medieval pilgrimage churches, concentrating on the merging of their architectural form and their cultic function. Vibeke Olsen then sums up the state of the research and offers suggestions as to what new ideas scholars might explore in this rapidly-changing field.
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 and 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 art historians 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, poorly-worded student papers, comments on the Middle Ages in movies, etc.
Separate from this scholarly core, this issue features articles introducing the KUNera database of pilgrim souvenirs and secular badges, the emergence of medieval art blogs, featured websites (the History of Italian Cities and the Pewter Society), short notices on new archaeological and architectural discoveries, and reviews of books and conferences. Our photobank continues to grow, with copyright free images of exceptional quality. Beginning with this issue, we have added a request/community bulletin board, where scholars can request specific images from fellow art historians and lovers of medieval art. Also established in this issue is an on-going series of stunning photos of the Architecture on the Pilgrimage Road to Santiago de Compostela taken by William J. Smither – all downloadable for use in research and teaching.
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