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Conference: Medievalism, Public History, and Academia: the Re-creation of Early Medieval Europe, c. 400-1000

Tid: 2018-09-26 10:00 -- 2018-09-28 16:30
Plats: Malmö University
Målgrupp: All interested

For many, history can be described as a living thing: current events are said to “make history”; new discoveries of documents or artefacts are said to re-write history, while many people are engaged in re-creating and reconstructing events and objects from the past. In all of these activities, the occasional tensions between the different actors often reflect the ambivalence of authenticity and authority within a grand historical narrative. Issues of who is in control of determining historical authenticity have long been debated. In the interpretation of historical processes, events, and individuals, the development of the academic right of expertise has long been seen as central.

However, recent efforts in the interpretation and re-creation of history have proven that this view is too narrow. For the general public, even the ownership of certain memories or being admitted to communities of remembrance is tangled up in the authority of history and a sense of belonging. Recently, these issues have begun to be addressed in critical heritage studies, medievalism, and experience history.

This conference aims to bring together those scholars and reenactors who engage or wish to engage with the juxtaposition of academic history, public history, and re-enacted or reconstructed history. The overarching thematic focus of this conference will engage with the question of historical authenticity and authority using a critical heritage approach. Papers should focus on thematic topics related to one or more of the following: re-creating history, imagining the past, interpretation, ambivalence of authenticity, authority of History, remembrance and memory, medievalism, and/or public history.

Program

Medievalism, Public History, and Academia

The Recreation of Early Medieval Europe, c. 400-1000

In cooperation with Uppåkra Archaeology Centre

Wednesday, September 26                   

Public History, Guiding, and Interpreting the Past

 

10:00-10:45   Opening remarks

 

10:45-12:15                         Paul Sturtevant

The Public Medievalist and the Smithsonian Institution

Making Medieval History Powerful and Meaningful without Losing your Soul (or Mind) in the Chaotic Contemporary Public Square

                                           

Jane Malcolm-Davies
University of Copenhagen

Character or caricature? Evidence for the educational impact of costumed interpretation at heritage sites

 

12:15-13:30   Lunch

 

13:30-15:00                        Laura Fitzachary, Curator, Dublin Castle, Ireland

The role of the Tour Guide in Public History

 

Sara Ellis Nilsson, Malmö University

Communicating the past through craftsmanship and art: the case of the Viking ship

 

Thomas Småberg, Malmö University

The Long Viking Age: Perceptions of Time in Viking Age Exhibitions

 

15:00-15:30   Coffee

 

15:30-16:30                        Simon Trafford, University of London, UK

Hyper-masculinity vs Viking warrior women: pop culture Vikings and gender

 

                                            Adam Chapman, University of Gothenburg

Re-playing the Middle Ages: Huizinga, History and Videogames

 

Martin Lund, Malmö University

Mapping the Old Norse World in the Comics Imaginary

 

 

Thursday, September 27            

Re-creating, constructing, and imagining the medieval

 

9-9:30                                 Coffee/Opening remarks

 

9:30-10:30                          Irene Barbina, Associazione La Fara

Textile Reconstruction: a methodological approach

 

Paul Mortimer, Wulfheodenas

What colour a god’s eyes? An exploration of eye imagery on weapons, armour and ornaments mainly from 6th and 7th centuries in Northern Europe

 

10:30-11:00   Coffee

 

11:00-12:00                        Carolina Ask, Uppåkra Archaeological Centre

Public archaeology and 3D technology - examples and experiences

 

Peter Johnsson, Swordsmith

Reflections of the sword

 

12:00-13:30   Lunch

 

13:30-14:30                        Hannes Napierala and Tillmann Marstaller in absentia.
Campus Galli

Constructing a reconstruction – planning and building a plausible ancestry of medieval buildings in Southern Germany

 

Aidan O'Sullivan, Brendan O'Neill and Eileen Reilly.
University College Dublin, Ireland

Early Medieval houses and daily life. From enlightenment to experience using archaeology, historical sources, and experimental archaeology

 

14:30-15:00   Coffee

 

15:00-16:00                        Andrea Blendl, University of the Highlands & the Islands Orkney

Reclaiming the runes: challenges for 21st century runologists

 

                                            Stefan Nyzell, Malmö University

                                            Medievalist temporalities

 

 

Friday, September 28

Public archaeology, interpretations, and re-creations

 

9:30-10:00                          Coffee

 

10:00-11:30                        Mari Wickerts, Gothenburg City Museum

Recreating Viking burials from Skändla – For Whom and Why? Presenting field-archaeology and local history while in search of a Viking Age farmstead

 

Gabriele Zorzi, Associazione La Fara
Lombards, latecomers of the Migration Period. A glimpse into archeological data and a risky trend

 

11:30-12:30   Final remarks/summary, group discussion

 

Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30

Vendel Days at Uppåkra (Vendeldagar)

See Uppåkra Archaeological Centre’s homepage for further details.

 

Contact:

Sara Ellis Nilsson and Stefan Nyzell

In conjunction with this conference, Uppåkra Archaeology Centre will be organizing an event, Vendel Days in Uppåkra, 29-30 September 2018.

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