Tech in the News: Medieval Scholars Joust With White Nationalists. And One Another.

Richard Utz

Posted May 6, 2019

External Article: The New York Times

Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media, and Communications (LMC) Chair Richard Utz was quoted in “Medieval Scholars Joust with White Nationalists. And Each Other", a front page article in The New York Times, May 3.

Excerpt:

"Each May, some 3,000 people descend on Kalamazoo, Mich., for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, which brings together academics and enthusiasts for four days of scholarly panels, performances and after-hours mead drinking.

But in recent years, the gathering affectionately known as “K’zoo” — and the field of medieval studies itself — has been shadowed by conflicts right out of the 21st century."

LMC is a unit of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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