IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 924: Material Culture as a Primary Research Tool: An Analysis of a 14th-Century Great Helm - A Workshop

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:The Royal Armouries
Organiser:Karen Watts, Royal Armouries, Leeds / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Guy M. Wilson, International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History

The Royal Armouries Great Helm will be subjected to an interpretative analysis, demonstrating the variety of information and research that can be abstracted from a single object. With the use of digital cameras linked to a projector it will be possible to show details of the construction and modification of the helmet both for its original use in war and also its subsequent use as a funerary achievement. Supporting and comparative evidence will be presented by a digital lecture. This workshop will provide delegates a unique opportunity to study a rare object which will be brought to the session by The Royal Armouries Museum.