Session Title

“Can These Bones Come To Life?”: Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment, and Re-creation

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Higgins Armory Museum

Organizer Name

Kenneth Mondschein

Organizer Affiliation

Higgins Armory Museum

Presider Name

Kenneth Mondschein

Paper Title 1

Manuscript Studies across the Disciplines

Presenter 1 Name

Michael Chidester

Presenter 1 Affiliation

HEMAA Wiktenauer Project

Paper Title 2

Building upon Nothing: A Lack of Evidence

Presenter 2 Name

Michael A. Cramer

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Paper Title 3

The Birth of the Duel of Honor in Late Medieval Italy

Presenter 3 Name

Tom Leoni

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Catholic Univ. of America

Paper Title 4

A Reconstruction of a Medieval Hoop-Spread Pavilion

Presenter 4 Name

Will McLean

Presenter 4 Affiliation

La Belle Compagnie

Start Date

11-5-2014 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 210

Description

Continuing our wildly popular and well-attended series of sessions, we invite archaeologists, dancers, musicians and musicologists, historical fencers, armorers, brewers, theater historians and performers, textile researchers, and scholars in other fields to submit papers for a unique interdisciplinary session on the insights into history that can be gained from attempts to reconstruct medieval arts, as well as the historiographical issues involved in such work. In keeping with our traditional theme of "Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment, and Re-creation," proposals for papers should discuss either the interpretation of medieval material evidence or practical insights gained from reconstructing such artifacts, as well as how these insights modify existing scholarship or solve a research question and the historiographical issues involved therein—i.e., to what extent we can hope to play music, perform passion plays, weave cloth, brew mead, make armor, or wield swords as medieval people did, and why. We already have two papers submitted for this session.

Kenneth C. Mondschein

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May 11th, 8:30 AM

“Can These Bones Come To Life?”: Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment, and Re-creation

Bernhard 210

Continuing our wildly popular and well-attended series of sessions, we invite archaeologists, dancers, musicians and musicologists, historical fencers, armorers, brewers, theater historians and performers, textile researchers, and scholars in other fields to submit papers for a unique interdisciplinary session on the insights into history that can be gained from attempts to reconstruct medieval arts, as well as the historiographical issues involved in such work. In keeping with our traditional theme of "Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment, and Re-creation," proposals for papers should discuss either the interpretation of medieval material evidence or practical insights gained from reconstructing such artifacts, as well as how these insights modify existing scholarship or solve a research question and the historiographical issues involved therein—i.e., to what extent we can hope to play music, perform passion plays, weave cloth, brew mead, make armor, or wield swords as medieval people did, and why. We already have two papers submitted for this session.

Kenneth C. Mondschein