IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 816: Breaking Down the Borders between Academics and Reenactors: Putting Modern Medievalism to Use

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Darrin Cox, College of Liberal Arts West Liberty University West Virginia
Moderator/Chair:Susan M. Cogan, Department of History Utah State University
Paper 816-aCapturing Wild Wisdom: Reenactor Researchers and Academic Integrity
(Language: English)
Jane Malcolm-Davies, Centre for Textile Research, Københavns Universitet / Tudor Tailor, Godalming
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 816-bA New Public History from Below?: On the Borderlands between Academia, Museums, and Living History Groups
(Language: English)
Stefan Nyzell, Historical Studies, Department of Society, Culture & Identity, Malmö University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 816-cOne Artefact, Multiple Perspectives
(Language: English)
Crtomir 'Harald' Lorencic, Independent Scholar Ljubljana
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

This session will primarily examine the nexus of academia and reenactment. How can academics and reenactors better collaborate? Should they? What are the benefits (and dangers) of historical experiential learning? Is it just for museums and historic sites or are there wider applications in the classroom? What does each side have to offer the other, if anything? What is the role of reenactment in the public discourse of history?