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Trinity HistoryCon

Friday, 30 November 2018

Trinity HistoryCon

Trinity HistoryCon is a one-day academic conference and comic-con celebrating the intersection of the study of history and popular media. It brings together some of the brightest scholars and entertainment professionals in a unique setting to discuss our shared love of history. HistoryCon will feature talks and panels to bring the magic of filmmaking and the primary source inspirations to our guests. In the spirit of comic-con, HistoryCon will also host two costume contests. Whether you are a skilled historical cosplayer or a novice, there will be a category for you. We welcome costumes from all genres. HistoryCon champions quality education for all. The event is free and open to the public. Costumes are highly encouraged. 

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Trinity HistoryCon Schedule

9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks

9:45-10:15 ‘ Teaching Medieval Stories and their Modern Echoes’
● Prof. Ruth Mazo Karras, TCD

10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Paper Session 1 (15 minute papers)
● Dr Niamh Wycherley, NUIG, ‘ Fear the Walking Dead?
The cult of relics in the early Middle Ages’
● Harriet O’Connor-James, St. Andrews, ‘ Magic, Love
and Romance: King Arthur’s Journey from Medieval
Literary Legend to Twenty-First Century Box Office
● Matthias A. Bryson, University of Edinburgh,
‘ Medieval Saints' Cults and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle
● Dr Catrine Jarman, University of Bristol, ‘Viking
Warrior Women: Science or Fiction? ( Vikings and
Game of Thrones )’

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:45 Paper Session 2 (15 minute papers)

● Amethyst DiTieri, University of Edinburgh, ‘Who
Tells Your Story? Hamilton and Representation’
● Dr Darragh Greene, UCD, ‘Crécy and Brexit:
Medieval and Modern English Nationalism and
Warren Ellis's Crécy’
● Alex Chell, TCD, ‘The Ulster Tapestry and Game of
Thrones ’
● Sydnie Bianchi, University of Southern Mississippi,
‘ The Hunger Games and the Children of Tipu’

2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:45 Adapting History Panel
● Tomm Moore
● Tim O’Neill
● Prof. Seán Duffy
● Dr Siobh á n Parkinson
● Dr Ruth Barton

3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-4:45 Dressing History Panel
● Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh
● Ruth Griffin
● Trisha Walker
● Aislinn Collins
● Dr Lisa Godson

5:00-6:00 Costume Contest
Time Traveller’s Ball at JW Sweetman’s will begin at the close of the Conference.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Exhibits, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)

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