IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 531: A Holiday to the Middle Ages: Medieval Public History Today

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for the Public Understanding of the Middle Ages
Organiser:Paul B. Sturtevant, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Paul B. Sturtevant, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 531-aPrairie Knights: Public Education and Re-Enactors in the North American Midwest
(Language: English)
Betty Braaksma, University of Manitoba Libraries
Daria Rakowski, Industry Canada, Winnipeg
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 531-b'Are you having a boat burning?': Meeting Expectations in Medieval Events for the Public
(Language: English)
Chris Tuckley, Jorvik Viking Centre, York
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

In recent years there have been significant developments in the ways in which the Middle Ages are interpreted and presented to the public through the heritage industry. This session presents perspectives on the presentation of the Middle Ages to the public today and its potential to influence public knowledge of the Middle Ages.