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Call for Papers: Special on Sessions Medieval Equestrianism at IMC 2017

Detail from 15th-century painting by Gentile da Fabriano, showing horses

Following the success of Medieval Equestrianism Sessions at the IMC Leeds 2016, we invite papers for special sessions on medieval equestrian history for the International Medieval Congress at Leeds in 2017.

Call for Papers: Exploring the Fourteenth Century Across the Eastern and Western Christian World

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Session at Leeds International Medieval Congress, 4-7 July 2016

Prostitution in the Medieval City

Brothel scene; Brunswick Monogrammist, 1537; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Prostitution was a vice that was was considered a necessary evil because of “men’s lust”. Ecclesiastics felt that if brothels weren’t available to men in cities, they would find other inappropriate outlets for their entertainment. In an effort to curb potential problems, civic officials permitted prostitution to function within the city walls so long as it was regulated and turned a profit.

Buried, Forgotten, Disinterred?: The 1944 National Socialist St. Olav Monument at Stiklestad

Najsonal Samling Recruitment poster showing St. Olav's shield and using Viking imagery. Photo courtesy of lordautocrat.deviantart.com

In ‘Buried, Forgotten, Disinterred?: The 1944 National Socialist St. Olav Monument at Stiklestad’, Øystein Ekroll gave the audience a glimpse into a struggle going on in Norway as it deals with its Nazi past.

When Reality Becomes Fantasy: How Video Games are Hijacking the Middle Ages

Skyrim Nord Warrior. (www.comicvine.com)

“The Middle Ages is a space where White Supremecy is legitimised. The maintenance of white privilege. The gamer community use ‘historical facts’ to legitimise this kind of literacy.’

Imprisonment, Execution and Escape: Medieval History and the National Curriculum

Yeoman Warder speaking to a group of school children at the Tower of London. Photo courtesy of Represent London, lotterygoodcauses.org.uk.

The final talk in Sesson #1041, Engaging the Public with the Medieval World, looked at what English children are being taught in school. How much medieval history is in the new programme that was released in September 2014? Megan Gooch, Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces breaks down the English system for us in her paper, ‘Imprisonment, Execution, and Escape: Medieval History and the National Curriculum’.

Making the Castle a Home: Creating an Immersive Medieval World Using Live Costumed Interpreters

To pardon or to punish? Children enjoying live stopped interpretation at the Tower of London. Photo courtesy of Past Pleasures.

How does the use of unscripted, adaptive, historical interpretation boost the tourist experience? Right on the heels of our look at the Tower of London’s visitor engagement, we heard a paper from Lauren Johnson, Research Manager for Past Pleasures, the oldest historical interpretation company in the UK who educate and entertain the public at historical sites, museums, on stage and and on TV.

‘But Where are the Dungeons?’: How to Engage the Public at the Tower of London

The White Tower of The Tower of London. Photo by Medievalists.net

A talk about how historical sites, like the Tower of London engage the public. How to handle visitor expectations, what do people come t see and how to tell history in a captivating but accurate manner.

2015 International Medieval Congress – Day 4

IMC Day 4

It’s the final day at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds – here is what people are tweeting about…

Explaining Extreme Weather in the Middle Ages

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What was causing extreme weather in the Middle Ages? A medieval historian is starting to examine how chroniclers and writers from this period were turning to the night sky to better understand and perhaps prevent natural disasters.

The Medieval #Twitterati at #IMC2015

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The International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds hosted the session The Twitterati: Using Twitter in Medieval Scholarship and Pedagogy – A Round Table Discussion. Over 300 tweets went out during talk, and here are some of the best. [View the story “The Medieval #Twitterati at #IMC2015 ” on Storify]  

2015 International Medieval Congress – Day 3

IMC Day 3

It is Wednesday at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds – here is what people are tweeting about!

2015 International Medieval Congress – Day 2

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Here is what medievalists are tweeting about on the second day of the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.

The Public Medievalist: What it Means for Medievalists to be Public Intellectuals Today

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Covering the conversation on Twitter during the Public Medievalist Roundtable session at the International Medieval Congress.

2015 International Medieval Congress – Day 1

2015 IMC - Day 1

The International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds has begun, and the medievalists on Twitter are keeping busy.

Medievalists come to Leeds for IMC

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The International Medieval Congress begins on Monday at the University of Leeds, drawing in over 2400 medievalists from from 46 countries around the world. The four-day conference is Europe’s largest annual gathering in humanities.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Go to the 2015 International Medieval Congress

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Each year the University of Leeds hosts the International Medieval Congress, one of the largest conferences in the world about the Middle Ages. This year the congress is taking place from July 6th to 9th. Here are ten reasons why you should go!

Ten Papers to Look Forward to at the 2015 International Medieval Congress

IMC demonstration - photo by Tehmina Goskar / Flickr

The 2015 International Medieval Congress will be held this year at the University of Leeds from July 6th to July 9th.

Different roles of Empire(s) in the Universal Chronicle of Frutolf of Michelsberg

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Frutolf, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of Michelsberg in Bamberg, wrote five years before his death in 1103 a universal or world chronicle of about 300 folios.

For Medievalists: Want to Give a Conference Paper?

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Over the last couple of weeks we have received a few requests to pass along Calls for Papers for upcoming conferences

Asteriscos et obelos suis locis restitui – the revision of the Psalter during the Carolingian Renaissance

Evina Steinova

Today, I would like to discuss one type of early medieval psalter and the one feature that discerns this type – and that is the presence of critical signs.

Foreign dangers: Activities, responsibilities and the problem of women abroad

Amalafrida

I consider a very important issue in dealing with the subject of Empires: the problematic position of women, and their contradictory witnesses not only in representations in early medieval sources but also those deriving from their gendered roles as they have been imagined

International Medieval Congress – Day 4

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Photos and tweets from the final day of the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.

International Medieval Congress – Day 3

International Medieval Congress - Day 3

News, tweets and pictures from the third day at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds

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