IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 625: Memory and Myth: Remembering Medieval Ireland and Its Neighbours, II - Representation and Misremembering

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Áine Foley, Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Clare Downham, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool
Paper 625-aHow to Forget a King: Regicide in 12th-Century Ireland
(Language: English)
Ronan Mulhaire, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 625-bBlack Cats, Brewsters, and Broomsticks: Misrepresentation of Medieval Alewives in Modern Pop Culture
(Language: English)
Christina Wade, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Gender Studies, Sexuality, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 625-c'The Earth was flat and everyone died of plague': Remembering the Middle Ages in Modern Ireland
(Language: English)
Daryl Hendley Rooney, School of History, University College Dublin
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Teaching the Middle Ages

The first paper will explore regicide in 12th-century Ireland and how these kings were expunged from popular memory. The second paper will investigate popular modern misconceptions and misrepresentations of medieval alewives. The final paper will examine how the Irish Middle Ages is remembered in modern Ireland, particularly through various mediums such as school curricula and television, museum exhibits and popular novels. Why do we remember the Middle Ages?