Medievalisms on the Screen III: Digital Medievalisms and the Teaching of History

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April 13-15, 2023

An online conference exploring the characteristics, opportunities and challenges brought by the use of digital media, digital humanities, public discourse and medievalisms in the contemporary communication of historical knowledge both inside and outside the classroom.




April 13, 2023



Keynote Lecture

Prof. Katherine J. Lewis (University of Huddersfield)There is no fiction in our song: Medievalism and the (re)writing of medieval history



Teaching the Middle Ages: Curricula and Political Ideology

Olga Kalashnikova. History serves the motherland: Miseducating medievalisms in contemporary public discourse in Russia

Brian Egede-Pedersen. "Wait. . . some people actually believe this?!": Using extremist content in the Danish upper secondary sector

Anna Adashinskaya. Digital textbooks on Russian history after Russia's 2014 invasion of Ukraine



Medieval Gaming and Pedagogy

Daniel Atwood. Fantasy video games and medieval minstrels in the music history classroom

Robert Houghton. Investiture Contest Online: Digitising medieval learning boardgames

Juan Manuel Rubio Arevalo. Learning about medieval history and the crusades through video games



The Middle Ages in Popular and Digital Media: Politics and Representation.

Jan Kremer. Playing religion and spirituality in Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Dialogue with Czech historical culture

Debojyoti Dan. Medieval political histories and their (un)conscious implications in A Song of Ice and Fire

Cullan Bendig. Hussite video games and Czech digital nationalism


April 14, 2023 



Keynote Lecture

Dr. Helen Young (Deakin University). Learning about the Middle Ages: Videogames as Public History



Medieval Digital Preservation and Research.

Shiv Kumar. Digitization and preservation of epigraphy and inscriptions through the archeological survey of India

Jon Burke. Learning to love fakes: How to overcome the inauthenticity of digital artifacts

Progoti Bakshi. Digitalization and preservation of medieval Bengali manuscripts



Divulgating the Middle Ages through Social Media.

Igor Stamenovic. Information and disinformation about the Middle Ages on popular Serbian history social media pages

Jaime Tortosa Quirós. The Middle Ages and social divulgation in the internet era: The case of @Res_Historica

Paula Stiles. Fictional fascists: Combating racist images of the Knights Templar in visual and social media



Teaching the Middle Ages: Strategies and Approaches.

Zohrab Gevorgyan. The use of miniatures in Cilician Armenia in history teaching: Strategies and approaches

Shivender Rahul Diversity in the teaching of the Middle Ages: Exploring the complexity of gender and race

Heather Blatt. Inviting students to address their biases in Medievalisms Studies


April 15, 2023



Digital Reconstructions of Medieval Spaces.

Mariana Barreira. The Timelink information system in medieval historical research: The case of São Bartolomeu of Coimbra

Lorenzo Mercuri. Representative strategies and misleading attempts for a digital reconstruction of the Knights Templar headquarters in Paris

James Baillie. The Uncreativity Engine: AI tools in popular medievalist worldbuilding


The Middle Ages in Popular and Digital Media: Approaches to Gender.

Amy Bucher. "Radiant as the Tresses of Aurora": The pre-Raphaelite impact on popular depictions of medieval women's hair and gender 

Irina Manea. The Northman - another berserk on screen?

Máté Vas. "This is how silly men perish": Imagined medieval masculinities in The Green Knight


Past Conferences

Medievalisms II: The Middle Ages as a Digital Experience

Medievalisms I: The Representation of the Middle Ages in Audiovisual Media in the 21st Century