Conference Papers

2015

  • Epic TV: Historical Epics on the Small Screen“, Cinema and History/Cinema e Storia conference, Universita Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, 26-27th November.
  • “Crusades, Templars, and Cyberjihad: Political Medievalisms in Social Media”, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, USA, 14-17th May.

2014

  • “ISIS, the Middle Ages and Mass Media”, School of Film and Television Research Seminar, University of Lincoln, 26th November.
  • “Playing with the Middle Ages: History, Medievalism, and Video Games”, invited speaker, School of History Research Seminar, University of Huddersfield, 25th November.
  • Simulations and Simulacra: History in Video Games“, Keynote Speaker at the 28th European Simulation and Modelling Conference (ESM’2014), University of Porto 22-24th October. More info here.

2013

2012

2011

  • “Locating Arthur in the Visual Arts”, International Arthurian Society Conference, University of Bristol, July.
  • “What was the Kraken doing there in the first place? Authenticity and Accuracy in Clash of the Titans”, Rethinking Epic: Epic Film and Television in the 21st Century, University of Lincoln, July.
  • “Locating Images of Arthur and His Historical Capital”, Arthurian panel, Popular Culture Association, San Antonio (TX), April.

2010

  • “Legitimising Violence in Medieval Film”, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies Conference, London, March.

2008

  • Authenticity and Accuracy in Medieval FilmUniversity of Exeter, November.
  • “Nobody’s Allowed to Punch the King: Subversions of King Arthur in Modern Arthurian Television”, International Arthurian Society Conference, RennesFrance, July.

2007

  • “A Killing at the Box Office: Representations of Conflict in Medieval Films”, University of Durham, August.
  • “The Charm of the Remaking: The Problems of ‘Medieval’ Serialisation in Modern Arthurian Television”, Popular Culture Association National Conference, Boston, USA, April.
  • “Now is Neither a Time nor a Place: History on Film”, University of Exeter, March.
  • “Fiat Lux, Camera et Actio… the (re)Creation of Medieval Worlds in Film”, University of Bristol, February.

2006

  • “It’s only a Model”: Cinematic Representations of Camelot”, Medievalism Transformed conference, University of Bangor, Wales, 3rd June.