CFP: ‘Arms and Armour of Romance’, Sponsored by the Medieval Romance Society, International Congress on Medieval Studies 2022, deadline 15 September 2021

The Medieval Romance Society invites proposals for their session ‘Arms and Armour of Romance’ for the 2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies

Online Lecture: ‘The stronghold of shields: Two 12th-century kite shields discovered in Poland’ with Keith Dowen, 4 February 2021 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT)

Although the kite shield was a key part of the early medieval warrior’s equipment, only two examples of the type survive. Keith Dowen, Royal Armouries’ Assistant Curator of Arms and Armour, will examine their design and construction as well as the circumstances of their discovery.