IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 952: Innovative Pedagogies in Medieval Studies: A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Organiser:Alison Williams, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Deborah Youngs, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Abstract

This round table discussion brings different perspectives on and approaches to teaching Medieval Studies. Contributors will draw on their own experiences of teaching to consider ways in which the curriculum may be developed and delivered in innovative ways. Speakers will address the following topics: developing multidisciplinary approaches to primary sources; using medieval adaptations (film, television, fiction) and medievalism to challenge disciplinary barriers and gatekeeping; issues and strategies for medievalist teaching assistants; risks and rewards of source hunts as a teaching strategy; defining employability within the Medieval Studies curriculum.

Participants include Emma Cavell (Swansea University), Gwendolyne Knight (Stockholms Universitet), Sam Lehman (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Alison Williams (Swansea University), and Maria Zygogianni (Swansea University).