The Middle Ages in the Modern World

University of St Andrews, UK, 25-28 June, 2013
A multidisciplinary conference on medievalism in the post-Middle Ages

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Keynote speakers

Carolyn Dinshaw (New York University): Green Thoughts in a Green Shade: The Green Man and the Modern World

Patrick Geary (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton): European ethnicity: Does Europe have too much past? - Video icon Watch video

Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize-winning poet): 'Feinyit Fablis and Ane Cairfull Dyt'?: A Reading with Commentary - Video icon Watch video

Bruce Holsinger (University of Virginia): The Worlding of Medievalism: Past and Present in the Early Anthropocene - Video icon Watch video

Felicitas Hoppe (Author and translator): Adapting medieval romance - Video icon Watch video

Terry Jones (Author and broadcaster): Columbus, America and the flat earth

James Robinson (National Museums Scotland): Saints' cults and celebrity: The medieval legacy - Video icon Watch video

Any enquiries are welcome to

Organisers: Chris Jones (School of English) and Bettina Bildhauer (School of Modern Languages)
Conference Secretaries: Claire Pascolini-Campbel (PhD Candidate, English) and Christian Livermore (PhD Candidate, English)

The Middle Ages in the Modern World has been generously supported by:
The Russell Trust
St Andrews Institute of Medieaval Studies
The British Academy
School of English, University of St Andrews
School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews