Remembering war in the 21st century tends to focus on the loss and sacrifice regardless of the outcome. Memorials are built to remember the common soldier, events are held to honour the war dead, and the memories of veterans respected. While many are aware that this is how modern society chooses to remember war, when thinking about how medieval society remembered war the picture is not as clear. In the time of chivalry and the crusades, how did their way of remembering war differ from ours? This panel hopes to discuss questions such as: How was war remembered in the medieval period? Did remembering focus on the glory of the war leaders? How did medieval society record memories of war? How does modern society remember medieval war?
We encourage submissions on any aspect of medieval war and memory. Suggestions for topics include, but are not limited to:
- Soldier’s memories of war
- Warfare and memory in medieval texts
- Memories of medieval military leaders
- Memorialisation of medieval warfare, or the use of medieval military imagery in modern memorials
- Heritage and the memory of medieval warfare
- Memories of peace-making
- Memory and the commemoration of warfare in medieval culture
- Loss and memories of war
Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org or K.Hurlock@mmu.ac.uk by 10 September 2020. We are particularly keen to attract sibmissions form PGR researchers and ECRs.