Conference Papers

2018

  • “Medievalism and Music”, Keynote Responder/Round Table, Music and Medievalism conference, University of Huddersfield, 27th-28th June.

forthcoming talks:

  • “Brexit, Victoriana, and Participatory Medievalism”, International Society for the Study of Medievalism, Brock University, Ontario, 12th-13th October.
  • “#Medieval: Social Media, Medievalism and Participatory Culture”, The Middle Ages in the Modern World (MAMO) conference, John Cabot University and the
    École française de Rome,
     Italy, 21st-24th November.

2017

  • “Video Games, the Middle Ages, and Transhistorical Thinking”, Invited Speaker, Video Games and History symposium, University of Manchester, 10th February.
  • “Special Effects and CGI in the Epic Film”, Invited Speaker, Special Effects symposium, University of Reading, 8th March.
  • “Medievalism, Brexit and the Myth of Nations,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, USA, 10th-14th May.
  • “Creating the Middle Ages: Chi possiede il medioevo online?”, Il Medioevo fra di noi, Università di Urbino, 15th-17th June.
  • “‘History is Our Playground’: Accuracy, Authenticity and Historical Media”, The Middle Ages in the Modern World Conference, University of Manchester, 28th June-1st July. Also Round Table participant on Accuracy and Authenticity at same conference.
  • “Guy Ritchie, King Arthur, and the Great Conspiracy”, International Arthurian Society Triennial Conference, University of Würzburg, 24th-28th July. Also Round Table participant on Political Medievalism at the same conference.
  • “Medievalism, War, and National Identity”, Keynote Speaker, War Through Other Stuff Symposium, Leeds Museum, Leeds, 30th September.
  • “Beyond Genre? Portraying the Past in a Digital Era”, Keynote Speaker, Portraying the Past Conference, University of Sheffield, 15th September.
  • “The Politics of Space: Political Uses of Medieval Statues”, IHR Medievalism Seminar, University of London, 4th October.
  • “‘The Online Piracy Act will take us back to the Dark Ages’: Politics, Medievalism and Online Participatory Culture”, University of Birmingham Medieval Research Seminar, 1st November.
  • “The Politics of Space: Political Uses of Medieval Statues”, University of Lincoln Medieval Research Seminars, 16th November.

2016

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.
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