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The Middle Ages in the Modern World

Middle Ages in the Modern World conference

Date: 25th June - 28th June 2013
Location: The Gateway, The North Haugh

 

The Middle Ages in the Modern World conference was organised by long-standing friends of Special Collections, Dr Chris Jones of the School of English and Dr Bettina Bildhauer of Modern Languages.

For the duration of the conference Special Collections showcased some original medieval treasures along with some 19th and 20th century imitations of the medieval.

This multidisciplinary conference on medievalism in the post-Middle Ages focussed on the many ways in which the middle ages has been and are still interpreted and represented. Our bookstall, selling the Treasures of St Andrews University Library and Ever to Excel was at the heart of the refreshment zone and we had lots of interesting conversations over coffee.