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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 826: Are the Middle Ages Relevant?: Perspectives, II

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Klaus P. Oschema, Historisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Moderator/Chair:Klaus P. Oschema, Historisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Paper 826-aMedieval Sources and Modern Crises
(Language: English)
Conor Kostick, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Medicine
Paper 826-bLe Moyen Âge vu d'ici ou de l'utilité d'être médiéviste au 21e siècle
(Language: Français)
Pierre Monnet, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris / Deutsch-französische Wissenschaftskooperation, Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 826-cWhy Does Medieval Sexuality Studies Matter Today?
(Language: English)
Sahar Amer, Department of Arabic Language & Cultures, University of Sydney

These two sessions and a related round table are intended to offer a wide-ranging exploration of the relevance of the study of medieval history for modern society. They aim to consider this relevance from a variety of perspectives, moving beyond traditional tendencies to root the importance of medieval history in the explanations it provides for the origins of political institutions, to consider questions of broader social, cultural, economic, and artistic significance. In exploring perspectives from France, Germany, UK, and Australasia, participants will seek to move beyond traditional Eurocentric boundaries and debate the case for the discipline's global importance.