Session 512: Is there a Place for Medieval Studies in Present-day Society?
Tuesday 15 July 2003, 09.00-10.30
|Sponsor:||Times Higher Education Supplement|
|Organiser:||Axel E. W. Müller, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds|
|Moderator/Chair:||Katie Wales, School of English, University of Leeds|
This session aims to define the role of medieval studies within British Higher Education, to examine their perception in society as a whole, and to consider prospects for the future. In order to shape the discussion, we propose to consider the issues and questions listed below. As time is short, we ask each speaker to restrict the length of his/her initial presentation to not more than five minutes to allow sufficient time for discussion.
How can the highly technical skills necessary for medieval studies be put to wider use? [archaeology, music, art; training for younger people; occupation/activities for older people; understanding technologies].
What future for medieval studies?
The discussion should be focussed, but not so rigidly as to stifle any discussion.