IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 429: 'Repositories of ingenious inventions': How Can Academics, Curators, and Archivists Work Together More Effectively? - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 1 July 2019, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Royal Armouries
Organiser:Martyn Lawrence, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Martyn Lawrence, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Abstract

One of the great challenges of interdisciplinary working is the difficulty of imagining what it’s like for someone else not to know something you know. The aim of this round table, sponsored by the Royal Armouries, is to begin a discussion as to how those who work on objects (such as museum curators and conservators) can better engage with scholars in the main disciplines of medieval studies – and how, in reverse, scholars can use curatorial skills to enrich their own research and reach broader audiences.

Participants include Oliver Creighton (University of Exeter), Kelly DeVries (Loyola University Maryland), Paul R. Dryburgh (The National Archives, Kew), Malcolm Mercer (Royal Armouries, London), and Katherine Welkert (University of Winchester).