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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1529: Medieval Arms and Armour, I: Archaeology, History, and Science

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Royal Armouries
Organiser:Henry Yallop, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Henry Yallop, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Paper 1529-aDaggers of the Thames
(Language: English)
Scot Hurst, Curatorial Archives, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Military History
Paper 1529-b'Godless Fables': 'Crusader' Arms and Armour from Africa and Asia
(Language: English)
Natasha Bennett, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1529-cMedieval Two-Edged Swords: A Non-Destructive Investigation of Materials, Production, Functionality, and Conservation
(Language: English)
Dirk Visser, Department of Physics, Loughborough University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Military History, Science, Technology

The Royal Armouries is the UK’s national museum of arms & armour and has important holdings of medieval arms and armour. The three papers in Medieval Arms and Armour I will explore some of the varied ways material in the collection has been the subject of different forms of research to improve our understanding of the medieval materiality of arms & armour. Session II will focus on what medieval effigies can reveal of medieval arms & armour.