IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 924: Teaching Medieval Society: Medieval Rules and Their Uses - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Organiser:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Abstract

Medieval society inherited laws and legal customs from the Roman Empire and the so-called Barbarian societies, and significant legal advances were made throughout the Middle Ages. Religious life was governed by monastic rules and devotional rituals; life cycles of men and women, such as that of adulthood, marriage, and death were also governed by rules and rituals. In war there were codes of conduct and morality that shaped the ideal of knighthood, chivalry, and warfare. Bringing together a range of teachers and scholars at various stages of their career, the round table discussion aims to discuss how rules in their many guises can be employed to shed light on medieval society when teaching undergraduates in both innovative and traditional ways.

Participants include Marilyn Dunn (University of Glasgow), David Green (Harlaxton College, Grantham), Linsey F. Hunter (University of St Andrews), and Kati Ihnat (Queen Mary, University of London).