No Africans in medieval Europe? Tell that to the King of Nubia, who at the beginning of the 13th century took the most epic pilgrimage possible. Part XVII in our ongoing series about Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.
Racist colonialists needed African civilizations not to have been built by Africans to justify their plunder of the continent. Interview with Professor Chap Kusimba. Part XVI of our continuing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.
In Atlanta, you can get married in a beautiful, fairytale castle: Rhodes Hall. But the backdrop of all those wedding photos holds a complex, racist history. Part XV of our series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Richard Utz.
During the Middle Ages, Africa wasn't in a "dark age"; it was linked to an emerging global world. Special interview with African Anthropologist Chapurukha Kusimba, part I. Part XIV of our ongoing series on race, Racism and the Middle Ages.
What does "British" mean? Who gets to call themselves "British"? This conflict has roots leading back to King Arthur, Merlin, and some of the earliest inhabitants of this sceptered isle. Part XIII of our series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Eric Weiskott.
We have explored the vile effects of the "whites-only" Middle Ages, but how did the Middle Ages get linked with racism? Helen Young explores in part XI of The Public Medievalist's ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.