Session241
TitleThe Use and Abuse of the Middle Ages in the Modern World, I: Reconsidering History
Date/TimeMonday 6 July 2015: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorCARMEN: Worldwide Medieval Network
 
OrganiserKarl Christian Alvestad, Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag, Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitskap, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, Notodden
Katherine Weikert, School of History & Archaeology, University of Winchester
 
Moderator/ChairMatthew Bennett, School of History & Archaeology, University of Winchester
 
Paper 241-a 'Anglo-Saxonism' and the Shadow of Viking Medievalism
(Language: English)
Lillian Céspedes González, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Social History
Paper 241-b The Geographic Peripheries of the Middle Ages and Iceland
(Language: English)
Alaric Hall, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of English, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Folk Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 241-c The Marginalization and Misunderstandings of Late Medieval Transi
(Language: English)
Christina Welch, Department of Philosophy, Religions & Liberal Arts, University of Winchester
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Art History - Sculpture; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Theology
 
AbstractThis session, the first of four considering the use or abuse of the Middle Ages in the modern world, explores history being reconsidered, reused, rewritten, or reinterpreted. Papers will deal with issues of cultural memory, ideology and theology, nationalism and crisis, and the medieval past serving as an exemplar for the present in historical and contemporary contexts. Ultimately the papers will consider how the past is 'selected' for use in the present, and examples of the medieval past being reconsidered as a part of writing history.