IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1552: Communicating Medieval Heritage

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Arc Humanities Press
Organiser:Simon Forde, Arc Humanities Press, Leeds
Moderator/Chairs:Danièle Cybulskie,
Anne Nolan, Arc Humanities Press / Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Paper 1552-aThe Medieval Jewish Heritage of Erfurt: Strategies of Investigation and Communication
(Language: English)
Maria Stürzebecher, Kulturdirektion, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Local History, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1552-bThe Rural Militia in the Battle of Visby, 1361: Contrasts between Sources and Narrative
(Language: English)
Thomas Neijman, Institutionen för mediestudier, Stockholms universitet
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Local History, Military History

Exciting new networks continue to develop between researchers, and museum, heritage, and archival professionals. These groups promote the public engagement of historical research outside academia: in schools, the local community, and the wider world through tourism. They strive to improve the public understanding of medieval studies through accessible communication. This session aims to examine the range of discourses around medieval heritage by way of three presentations which discuss three very different medieval museum and heritage sites in Europe and Asia.