IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1731: Memory, the Material, and the Middle Ages, III

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:National Museums Scotland
Organiser:Katie Stevenson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Katie Stevenson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 1731-aA Sign of Victory?: 'Scottish Swords' and Other Weapons in the Possession of 'Our Enemies' in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Ralph Moffat, Glasgow Museums, Glasgow
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archives and Sources, Heraldry, Military History
Paper 1731-bThe Eglinton Tournament and Medieval Romanticism in Scottish National Identity
(Language: English)
Sonny Angus, Department of Scottish History & Archaeology, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Art History - General, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1731-cKnights of the Gael: The Tartan-Medieval Hybrid in 19th-Century Scotland
(Language: English)
Stuart Allan, Department of Scottish History & Archaeology, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Index terms: Art History - General, Daily Life, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Military History
Abstract

Objects give continuity and meaning to societies, communities, and individuals, and the study of memory is vital in examining material culture and the ways in which the past can be understood. Objects were created, reused, and repurposed during the Middle Ages and beyond, to articulate contemporary ideas, values, and ambitions. This is one of three sessions hosted by National Museums Scotland, designed to invigorate an object-focused approach to medieval studies by placing material culture as a specific source category at the heart of research to understand memory both in the Middle Ages and through the lens of medievalism.