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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1251: Crossing the Boundary between Academia and the Public: Pedagogy, Heritage, and Learning

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Morvern French, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Sagrott, Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh
Paper 1251-aCrowd-Sourcing the Estoria de Espanna: Pedagogical Considerations for a Crowd-Sourced Transcription Project
(Language: English)
Polly Duxfield, Department of Modern Languages King Edward VI College Stourbridge
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Education, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1251-bTurning Heritage Interpretation Upside Doune
(Language: English)
Morvern French, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Daily Life, Local History, Social History
Paper 1251-cEarly History: Teaching Medieval Research to Primary-School Students
(Language: English)
Claire Harrill, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Education, Teaching the Middle Ages

The first paper discusses the pedagogy within the crowdsourcer training for the pilot 'TranscribeEstoria', which will see a manuscript transcribed by non-academic volunteers to complement the 2016 digital edition of the Estoria de Espanna. The second will look beyond traditional heritage interpretation for the public of Doune Castle to illuminate the lesser known lives of associated women, household members, servants, and landholders. The final paper will explore the opportunities and challenges of bringing medieval research to school students by charity The Brilliant Club, and how they engage with research and issues of national identity, colonialism, historiography, and critical thinking.