International Medievalisms Conference: Timetable

A PDF version of the timetable is available to download here. All rooms are in the Iontas Building (see map below).

Thursday 27th June
9:00-9:15 Registration Common Space
9:15-9:45 Opening Remarks 1.33
9:45-11:15 Refugees and Medievalism

Chair: Florian Krobb (Maynooth)

– Carolyne Larrington (Oxford): ‘”Green Growing Pains”’: the Green Children of Woolpit and Child Refugees’

– Matthias Berger (Bern): On Pilgrimage Again: Protest, Place and the Nation’s Others in Refugee Tales

11:15-11:45 Coffee Common Space

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Approaches Across Borders

Chair: Karl Christian Alvestad (South-Eastern Norway)

– Kristina Hildebrand (Halmstad): The Matter of Britain: Roman Scotland and the British Empire

– Angela Weisl (Seton Hall) and Robert Squillace (NYU): Global Medievalism as Contested Space

Medievalism in Germany

Chair: Nicholas Boyle (Cambridge)

– Joseph Haydt (Chicago): Hegel’s Modern 12th Century: The Medievalism of the Lectures on Aesthetics

– Florian Gassner (British Columbia): Medievalism & Colonialism: The German Reception of The Tale of Igor’s Campaign in the Nineteenth Century

13:15-14:00 Lunch Common Space

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Visual Culture

Chair: Andrew Elliott (Lincoln)

– Frank G. Bosman (Tilburg): The Prince and the Garden: Multiple layers of cultural appropriation of the medieval. The case of the Assassin’s Creed series

– Laura Harrison (Glasgow): ‘Never take my freedom’: The problem with accuracy in medieval film

Medievalism and the City

Chair: Karl Kinsella (Oxford)

– Izik Polack (Haifa): To what extent is the layout of the streets of Ottoman Acre in the time of Zahir al-Umar congruent with the layout of the streets of Crusader Acre?

– Jorge Fernández-Santos (Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid): Late Mediaeval Visual Exegesis of City and Landscape: The Lasting Appeal of Nicholas of Lyra

15:45-16:45 Russell Library visit A visit to Maynooth’s collection of medieval manuscripts, housed in Pugin’s Russell Library. You are requested to sign up in advance (sign-up sheet will be circulated in due course). Russell Library
17:00-18:00 Plenary Lecture Andrew Elliott (Lincoln): Who owns the Middle Ages? Participatory Medievalism and Historical Authority. 1.33
18:00-19:00 Drinks Reception Common Space
19:30 Conference Dinner Pre-booking necessary. Details will be provided at registration. O’Neills
Friday 28th June

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Panel: (Re?)interpreting Medieval Figures

Chair: Nadia Altschul (Glasgow)

– Karl Christian Alvestad (South-Eastern Norway): Every hero is a Queen and every Queen is a hero: LGBT+ medievalism and the cultural reception of homosocial and lesbian-like behaviour

– Kayleigh Ferguson (Long Island): Tuneful Song in the Wild: A Historical Discourse of the Troubadour in Romantic Era Literature


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Panel: Antipodean Medievalisms

Chair: Carolyne Larrington (Oxford)

– Anna Czarnowus (Silesia): Margaret Mahy’s Medieval Inspirations and New Zealand Medievalism in The Changeover. A Supernatural Romance (1984)

– Sabina Rahman (Macquarie): Such Was Life: The Re-imagining and Mythologising of Ned Kelly, Australia’s Last Bushranger

10:45-11:15 Coffee Common Space

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Panel: Medievalisms, Politics, and Gender

Chair: Cordula Boecking (Maynooth)

– Usha Vishnuvajjala (Tulane): Trothe, Women’s Bodies, and Medievalism in Contemporary Politics

– Suzanne LaVere (Purdue Fort Wayne): ‘The Great Original Suffragist’: Joan of Arc as a Symbol in the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Movement


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Panel: International Medievalisms and National Identity

Chair: Simon Trafford (IHR)

– Fani Gargova (Vienna): Byzantine Revival Architecture at the 1900 Paris World Exhibition

– Michael Makin (Michigan): Inhabiting an Unpredictable Past — the Paradoxes of Russian Cultural Historicism

12:45-13:30 Lunch Common Space
13:30-14:30 Plenary Lecture Nadia Altschul (Glasgow): A Critique of Medieval Contemporaneity: Temporality and Medievalization in Southern America 1.33
14:30-15:00 Coffee Common Space

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Panel: Viking Medievalisms

Chair: Kristina Hildebrand (Halmstad)

– Amy Jefford Franks (Aarhus): Nordic Giants: A Post-Rock Use of Norse Mythology

– Simon Trafford (IHR): Blóts on the Landscape: Viking Festivals and International Neo-Viking Performance


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Panel: Medievalism, Nationalism, and the Landscape

Chair: Elizabeth Boyle (Maynooth)

– Felix Taylor (Oxford): Animism and the Arthurian: John Cowper Powys looking towards Celtic Wales

– Hannah Armstrong (Independent Scholar): ‘The Northland of Old’: The Use and Misuse of (Medieval) Iceland

17:00 Recital We are invited to join the Society for Musicology Conference for a recital in the neo-gothic College Chapel. Registration free, but required. Please sign up here Chapel

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The International Medievalisms Conference is funded by the Irish Research Council, with additional sponsorship from Maynooth’s Arts and Humanities Institute and School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Medium Ævum, the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literatures.

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