Category Archives: Advocacy

Medieval Academy of America Statement on the Case of Hamline University and Dr. Erika López Prater

The Medieval Academy of America condemns the decision of Hamline University not to renew Dr. Erika López Prater’s teaching contract following the widely-reported incident in which López Prater showed in a classroom context a 14th-century image of the prophet Muhammad. … Continue reading

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Statement on Medieval Armenian Heritage in the Region of Nagorno-Karabakh

Recent satellite information gathered by Caucasus Heritage Watch demonstrates distressing changes to the Armenian heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh, including threats to two 7th-century churches, destruction of 12th-century cross-stones (khachkars) in Shushi/Shusha, and the complete erasure of an 18th-century church. This erasure … Continue reading

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Statement against Antisemitism

The Medieval Academy of America expresses concern for recent acts of antisemitism both in the United States and abroad. We unequivocally condemn antisemitism of all kinds and stand in solidarity with our colleagues and our community members who suffer from … Continue reading

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Statement on Presentism and Medieval Studies from the MAA’s Advocacy and the MAA’s AHA Program Committees

The Inaugural Advocacy Committee and American Historical Association Committee  — both of the Medieval Academy of America — join together to speak against accusations of presentism leveled against scholars and researchers who study the Middle Ages in relation to contemporary … Continue reading

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