Students in Dr. Lynn Jones‘s East of Byzantium seminar – Sonia Dixon, Madison Gilmore-Duffey, Colin Kraft, Sarah Mathiesen, and Caitlin Mims – are contributing to a special guest-edited issue of Peregrinations, an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal of medieval art and architecture. The working title for the issue is “Ethiopian Art in the David P. Harris Collection, Department of Art History, Kenyon College: Cultural Heritage, Identity, and the Persistence of Form.” The volume will be co-edited by Dr. Jones and FSU alumnus Dr. Brad Hostetler (PhD 2016), assistant professor of Art History at Kenyon College.
The students are writing the catalog entries for 41 unpublished Ethiopian objects in the collection. They will further collaborate on four essays addressing the persistence of form and function in Ethiopian art. Also featured in this volume will be four essays by experts in the field, both Ethiopian and American, on Ethiopian cultural heritage, Ethiopian textual tradition, and the ethical status of objects in US academic study collections. Dr. Erika Loic will be contributing an essay on the importance of access to manuscripts for the study of codicology.
The issue is scheduled for publication in August 2021 (vol. 7 no 4).