IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1432: The UNICORN Virtual Museum of Medieval Studies and Medievalism: A Concept Moving to Construction - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization (http://www.medievalelectronicmultimedia.org/)
Organiser:Carol L. Robinson, Department of English, Kent State University, Trumbull
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Elliott, Lincoln School of Film & Media, University of Lincoln
Abstract

The UNICORN Virtual Museum of Medieval Studies and Medievalism is an online multimedia and multimodal 3D virtual environment. Founded by members of Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization (MEMO), The UNICORN is a public museum/library in cyberspace, including virtual halls of exhibits that will be open and free to the general public. This museum is intended to serve as a neutral zone (for researchers, teachers, organizations, and schools) in which to work, discover, and play with the medieval. The purpose of this discussion is to inspire contributions, to invite scholars and artists (as individuals or as part of organizations) to contribute exhibits.

Participants include Lesley Coote (University of Hull), Jonathan Hsy (George Washington University), and Helen Young (University of Sydney / La Trobe University).