Welcome to the Spring 2022 issue, a special issue on the 20th anniversary of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture.
20 years ago Peregrinations was started in 2002 with the idea that it could be more flexible than a traditional, printed scholarly journal and this Special Issue is evidence of that. It is being published as a whole catalog with essays, catalog entries, bibliography, and lots of wonderful color images. Editors Brad Hostetler and Lynn Jones invited scholars to weigh in on thorny issues of collections with objects of weak provenance and why they shouldn’t be orphaned, but thoughtfully studied and, where necessary, restitution should be made. The authors also look at the specifics of Ethiopian Christian objects in their religious, cultural, and artistic context. It’s a compulsive, fascinating read and it fulfills the early promise of the journal.
From Private to Public: The collection of David P. Harris
Brad Hostetler and Ani Parnagian
Orphan Antiquities at Kenyon College: The Lessons of the Harris Bequest
Adopted and Adapted: Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity
Neal W. Sobania
Effective Objects: Ethiopian Pectorals and the Body
Cut and Sell: Two Parchment Fragments and the Collection of Ethiopian Manuscripts in the West
The Iconography and Roles of an Ascetic Monk: A Painting of Abba Samu’el of Waldabba
List of Objects from the Harris Bequest Accessioned into the BHSC
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. We are interested in publishing articles that will undergo double-blind review as well as those which are subject only to regular editing processes, 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.
Our grateful appreciation and thanks for partial funding provided by Kenyon College. Programming and copy-editing: John Pepple and Artistic Advising: Karen Gerhart.
Again, welcome to Peregrinations. Any suggestions or comments you have concerning the journal would be most welcome.
Sarah Blick, Editor