An open-access journal devoted to progressive scholarship on medieval art.

Different Visions aims for inclusive publishing and welcomes a variety of approaches and topics reflecting the diversity of medieval visual and material culture. It publishes work that engages with all forms of critical theory, including Premodern Critical Race Studies, Gender Studies, the global Middle Ages, and Medievalism. It also welcomes projects that work at the intersection of medieval art history and the digital humanities. In addition, it seeks integrated, socially-engaged, or pedagogical projects that examine the role of medieval visual culture in our contemporary world.

A New Editorial Board for Different Visions

With the relaunch of DV in summer 2020, the editorial board has paid close attention to issues of diversity and inclusion in academic publishing. We are actively soliciting potential editors who will bring a range of perspectives to the discussion. In particular, we are interested in working with those who consider themselves to be members of marginalized or underrepresented groups, both within medieval studies and beyond.

Stay tuned for a more detailed invitation!

Current Managing Editors

Jennifer Borland
Nancy Thompson

Founding Editor

Rachel Dressler

Copyright Information

Work published in Different Visions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License. By granting a CC-BY 4.0 license in their work, authors retain copyright ownership of the work, but they give explicit permission for others to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the work, as long as the original source and author(s) are properly cited (i.e. a complete bibliographic citation and link to the Different Visions website). No permission is required from the author(s) or the publishers for such use. According to the terms of the CC-BY license, any reuse or redistribution must indicate the original CC-BY license terms of the work.

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ISSN 1935-5009