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Liturgy and Ritual

MJ Toswell

M. J. Toswell is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. A lifelong addict of governance, serving many roles both in the academic field and outside it, she currently serves on both Senate and the Board of Governors at Western. She publishes on Old English, manuscript codicology, and medievalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Today’s Medieval University

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...In May 2016, the University of East Anglia banned the tossing of mortarboards, citing safety concerns. At that university, the practice of ending a convocation ceremony with a spirited whirl of mortarboards into the air had become a beloved...

Learning History from Film

Paul B. Sturtevant

Paul B. Sturtevant is an audience research specialist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He completed his PhD at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the very popular collaborative history web-magazine ‘The Public Medievalist’ (http://www.publicmedievalist.com/). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination : Memory, Film and Medievalism

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...Movies are particularly well suited to translate social values into felt needs that seem as authentic as the memories of childhood. Although we may not always agree with them, or even recognize that they are courting our consent, we tend...

The Public Understanding of the Past

Paul B. Sturtevant

Paul B. Sturtevant is an audience research specialist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He completed his PhD at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the very popular collaborative history web-magazine ‘The Public Medievalist’ (http://www.publicmedievalist.com/). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination : Memory, Film and Medievalism

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...The past is important for contemporary society. Leaving aside history's (or, more accurately, the heritage industry's) literal economic value,To use Great Britain as an example, in 2007, Oxford Economics estimated that the British heritage...

The Viking Diaspora

Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide

Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide is a Professor of Medieval Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, History, Culture, and Religion at the University of Bergen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Edwards

Kevin J. Edwards is a Professor in Physical Geography and Adjunct Chair in Archaeology in the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Vikings

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...In searching for the Vikings beyond their Scandinavian homelands, it would probably be unwise to rely on the ability of indigenous, non-Norse peoples to distinguish between Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians. Post-Viking sources may tell us...