Session841
TitleThe Use and Abuse of the Middle Ages in the Modern World, IV: Nationalism and Identity
Date/TimeTuesday 7 July 2015: 16.30-18.00
 
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, Department of History, University of Winchester
 
Moderator/ChairKatherine Weikert, Department of History, University of Winchester
 
RespondentKarl Christian Alvestad, Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag, Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitskap, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, Notodden
Katherine Weikert, Department of History, University of Winchester
 
Paper 841-a Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games
(Language: English)
Victoria Cooper, Department of English, Beijing International Bilingual Academy
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Political Thought; Rhetoric
Paper 841-b Remembered: Forgiven? - Should a Buried Norwegian Nazi Monument be Exhumed?
(Language: English)
Øystein Ekroll, Nidaros Cathedral Restoration Workshop, Trondheim
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractThis session, the final of four considering the use or abuse of the Middle Ages in the modern world, examines the questions that arise when nationalism intersects with a modern interest in the medieval past. Drawing largely from post-19th century instances of the uses of the medieval, these papers consider questions of nationalism and nation-building, conservatism and far-right politics using the past for political agendas, and the place of contentious medievalist monuments of the past in the modern world. Ultimately the session asks us to consider certain medievalist movements in light of the politics of their historical and modern context.