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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1630: Materiality and Medievalism, II: Heritage and Imagined Pasts and Places

Thursday 4 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:State University of New York, Oneonta
Organiser:Linsey F. Hunter, Centre for History, University of the Highlands & Islands, Dornoch
Moderator/Chair:Julie A. Hofmann, Department of History, Shenandoah University, Virginia
Paper 1630-aThe Medieval Highland Castle: Antiquarians, Pop Culture, and Social Media
(Language: English)
Linsey F. Hunter, Centre for History, University of the Highlands & Islands, Dornoch
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1630-bThe Fabric of Jewish History: The Tower of London, the Medieval English Jewry, and Modern Memory
(Language: English)
Sally Dixon-Smith, Tower of London, Historic Royal Palaces
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1630-cLondon Immigrants, 1300-1550: Re-Assembling Material Culture and Social Identities - Approaches, Sources, and Methodologies for a Museum Interpretation
(Language: English)
Sarah Rees Jones, Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York
Stefania Perring, Department of History / Department of Archaeology, University of York
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - Artefacts, Social History

The second session in this strand on materiality and medievalism is focused on heritage and the unique problems faced when a place, people, or object is of both academic and public importance. This session explores how public image and historical memory can influence and distort the accuracy and medieval meaning of these objects and places and the relationships they had to medieval people.