As a leading organization advocating for teaching the Middle Ages, it is important for TEAMS: Teaching Association for Medieval Studies to engage the complex and difficult histories of the medieval era, and their equally complex and difficult exploration and invocation in the post-medieval era. Such engagement cannot condone personal attacks on those who raise compelling questions of who we are as a community of scholar teachers.
As scholar teachers, we must constantly closely examine how we conduct our work–and ourselves. There is no place for racism, sexism or other forms of bigotry in higher education, medieval studies or otherwise.
Please read and consider adding your signature to each of the following:
An Open Letter to the Department of History, University of Chicago & Signature Page
IPPS statement in support of Dorothy Kim (Piers Plowman Society)