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The Public Medievalist

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The Public Medievalist is a group blog dedicated to issues at the intersection of public history and medieval studies. The blog's editor, medieval historian Paul Sturtevant, explains that public history refers to "any way in which the public encounters and learns more about the past outside traditional academic circles like university courses or scholarly books." Accordingly, articles in The Public Medievalist examine how the medieval world is portrayed and understood in our contemporary world. In one recent blog post, medieval literature scholar Shiloh Carroll considers how the Game of Thrones series portrays the Middle Ages. Readers interested in this topic will also want to check out Carroll's book, Medievalism in A Song of Ice & Fire & Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, in a recent series of blog posts, a number of scholars investigate different aspects of race and racism in the Middle Ages. Among other issues, this series addresses how white supremacists have disturbingly distorted medieval history in the present-day. Interested readers can subscribe to The Public Medievalist in order to receive emails of recently published blog posts.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-07-06
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0706

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