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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1316: Materialities of Antipodal Medievalism: Displaced Materiality and Cultural Consumption of the Northern Middle Ages for the Peripheral Medievalist

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Australian Early Medieval Association
Organiser:Roderick McDonald, Independent Scholar, Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Erin Sebo, Department of English, Creative Writing & Australian Studies, Flinders University, Adelaide
Respondent:Matthew Champion, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Paper 1316-aAutobigraphy and the Medieval: A Paradox of Materialities
(Language: English)
Roderick McDonald, Independent Scholar, Sheffield
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1316-bThe Reading Room Is Closed: Paper Boundaries, Digital Horizons - The Laurentian Library, Florence
(Language: English)
Raichel A. Le Goff, Department of English, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1316-cThe Global Modern Manuscript: Finding Free and Accessible Medieval Sources
(Language: English)
Kimberly Klimek, Department of History, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Teaching the Middle Ages

Antipodes are periphery to the European core. Recent theoretical developments in decolonization and the Global Middle Ages have contributed to understanding the core/periphery dialectic that subsists in medieval studies. But for antipodal/new world/peripheral scholars (however defined), access to the products of medieval cultures of the northern hemisphere is heavily mediated, through hegemonic and competing mechanisms of scholarship (such as the academy) as well as through non-formal means, including popular and social media. This panel will explore the challenges arising from the study of medieval cultures and societies when the scholar is peripherally located (academically, physically, culturally, theoretically, psychologically); implications for the old hegemonies of medieval studies in Northern Europe; and implications for how we do 'medieval', into the future.