Sightings Articles

Dante addressing Nicholas III

Medieval Christianity | church leadership | politics | sin

The Road to Hell: Dantes Inferno and the Undermining of Trust

A late-medieval view of institutional sin...

November 2, 2020

France | Medieval Christianity | Notre Dame

Mourning (and Not Mourning) Notre Dame

Last Monday, millions around the world mourned as, in real time on the news and over social media, we witnessed the fire that consumed the roof of Notre Dame and threatened the cathedral’s total destruction. And yet, some did not share in this...

April 25, 2019

Claire Jenson | Cluny Monastery | French Revolution | Smart Museum | Medieval Christianity | Benedictine Catholicism

Fragments of the Past: Imagining Medieval Cluny at the Smart Museum -- Claire Jenson

Three medieval architectural fragments in the permanent collection of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art were once part of the massive twelfth-century monastery church of Cluny in Burgundy, France. After the building was destroyed dur...

February 26, 2015