MAMO 3 will take place at the University of Manchester between 28 June and 1 July, 2017.
NEW: Our season of medievalist film will open with Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), with a live musical accompaniment by Manchester musician Chris Davies. This will take place on the evening of Wednesday 28 June at the arts venue, . (whose support we gratefully acknowledge). Precise times and ticketing information to follow.Other films will be screened on the afternoon and evening of Saturday 1 July after the formal close of the conference early that afternoon.
Other confirmed details at present are: keynote addresses from Chris Jones (St Andrews) calligrapher and illuminator Patricia Lovett (http://www.patricialovett.com/) and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University); cultural events including a production of Lavinia Greenlaw’s A Double Sorrow at Manchester Cathedral; an in-conversation event with author Alan Garner; poetics of medievalism round table with poets Lavinia Greenlaw, Jane Draycott, Matthew Francis, and others, and a season of medievalist film at (homemcr.org).
Thanks to all who have submitted proposals for roundtables, panels, and individual papers. It is safe to say, on the basis of your efforts, that it will be a large and varied conference. You should have heard from us by now about acceptance of your proposal so if you think you have not, please do contact us at the email address below. We are currently working on a draft programme and arrangements for registration.
As the title suggests, MAMO aims to explore the continued return to, and relevance of, the Middle Ages in the modern world, and why the period continues to attract audiences and scholars. In particular, its interdisciplinary focus is designed to explore a range of areas, from popular culture to public history, from science to advertising, and even legal frameworks and political rhetoric. Given the popularity of medievalism as a growing discipline, and the enthusiastic fantastic reception of the two previous conferences, we are expecting a wide audience from a range of fields and disciplines including History, Literature, Film & Television, Video Games, Performing Arts, Drama, Languages, Museum Curation and more besides.
MAMO was inaugurated in 2013 at the University of St Andrews. The second MAMO conference took place in July 2015 at the University of Lincoln, in conjunction with celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, when Lincoln’s own copy of the Magna Carta was returned and on display in the castle.