I’ve been on a deep dive of the website of new friend of Dappled Things,the intriguing and fascinating The Genealogies of Modernity Project. I have lots of reading to recommend that I think you all will enjoy.
First, a description –
The Genealogies of Modernity Project seeks to motivate and organize a critical, cross-disciplinary inquiry into influential narratives of the origins of “modernity” in the humanities. Sponsored by the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, based at the University of Pennsylvania, and Beatrice Institute, based in Pittsburgh, the GenMod project recognizes that the stories we tell ourselves about the passage to modernity are many and often conflicting even within one discipline. Attention to the complexity of the intertwined genealogies of the present opens the possibility to forge new relations to the past and discover resources for life-giving responses in the present. The blog and podcast offer a place for graduate students, early career and established scholars to parse these narratives and to make legible the intellectual and cultural “kinships” that often unconsciously subtend these narratives. This exploration is conducted through a variety of genres and voices, taking the form of accounts of genealogy, critical reviews, questionnaires, and more.
Now, recommendations –
Kathryn Mogk examines the relationship of art and religion, inspired by reading the novel Station Eleven
Art historian Donato Loia has thoughts about Pope Francis, St. Peter’s Square, and the interaction between architecture and Pope
Jessica Sweeney has an obituary on Tomie Depaola that serves as a reflection on his approach to art