IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 652: Innovative Pedagogies in Medieval Studies

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Organiser:Alison Williams, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Alison Williams, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Paper 652-aSciencing the Crap out of Medieval Manuscripts in the Undergraduate Classroom
(Language: English)
Cynthia Turner Camp, Department of English, University of Georgia, Athens
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 652-bThe Open Medieval Editions by Students (TOMES) Project: A 21st-Century Approach to Editing Medieval Texts
(Language: English)
Krista A. Murchison, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Eva Kruijt, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Teaching the Middle Ages, Technology
Abstract

This session will consider new approaches to teaching Medieval Studies. Using three case studies (on the scientific analysis of medieval inks and pigments, student editions of medieval texts, and living history), the papers will explore partnerships between university departments and between universities, schools, and the public. They will discuss the new types of learning outcomes which arise from innovative pedagogies, including experiential learning, interdisciplinary skills, editorial expertise, and web development. In addition they will show how new ways of working boost student confidence, challenge problematic views on nationalism, religion, and gender, and work to promote public engagement in Medieval Studies.