IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 736: Borderlines: Navigating the Medieval through History, I

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Claire Kennan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Emma J. Wells, Centre for Lifelong Learning / Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Paul R. Dryburgh, The National Archives, Kew
Paper 736-a'A Fashioned Legacy': The Art of Commemorating the Early Tudors
(Language: English)
Emma J. Wells, Centre for Lifelong Learning / Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 736-bGreat Expectations: The Imagery of the Book of Kells in the Age of Technical Reproduction
(Language: English)
Leila Rangel Silva Geroto, Faculdade de Filosofia Letras e Ciências Humanas Universidade de São Paulo
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Technology
Paper 736-cSacred Space in the Medieval World: A Course in Medieval Religion for the Secular Art Student
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Nogan Ranieri, Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History, University of Texas, Dallas
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Religious Life, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

Despite the perennial fascination with the Middle Ages, there has been little comprehensive exploration of its historical legacy. This session aims to mediate the borders of the medieval. The intention is to address the copious ways the medieval era has been used, abused, altered, developed, and manipulated in both academia and popular culture, from its origins to the present day. We will consider how the era has been continuously reinvented to reflect cultural, political, and religious demands, from the ‘brutality’ and ‘lawlessness’ often synonymous with the term, to idealistic and ideological tropes ascribed to the broader concept of ‘medievalism’, and particularly how the 20th- and 21st centuries have witnessed an explosion of representations of the period, in print, on screen, and across mainstream culture.