CFP - Insights from Re-construction, Re...
Type: Call for Papers
Can These Bones Come To Life?:
Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment, and Re-creation.\"
42nd International Conference on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 13-16, 2010.
We invite 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. Proposals for papers should
discuss practical insights gained from such projects, how these insights modify
existing scholarship or solve a research question, and the historiographical issues
involved thereini.e., to what extent we can hope to play music, perform passion
plays, ride horses, weave cloth, brew mead, make armor, or wield swords as medieval
people did, and why.