Guest Lecture at Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University Boone, NC

Paul will be giving a guest lecture at Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina. More details to come!

“Misusing the Middle Ages: Disarming a Weaponized Past”

Catholic University 323 Pryzbyla University Center, Washington, DC

In this talk, Paul B. Sturtevant – author of the recent book, The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination: Memory, Film and Medievalism – will discuss misappropriations of the medieval past, and how a fuller view of the complexities of the medieval world offers a vastly different picture.

Free

Medieval History: Fact vs. Fiction

Ripley Cener 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

People love the Middle Ages. But do they really know them? The period still lives all around us today, reflected in re-enactment groups and Renaissance faires, global-phenomenon television shows such as Game of Thrones and Vikings, and best-selling games like Chivalry or The Witcher. But popular culture presents a skewed version of the medieval past, …

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$20

IMS in Conversation: The Devil’s Historians: How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past

Online Event

On Tuesday 28 July, the IMS will host an interview with Paul B. Sturtevant and Amy F. Kaufman on their latest publication, 'The Devil's Historians: How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past'. This session is the latest instalment of the Institute for Medieval Studies’ highly successful new series, IMS in Conversation. These sessions take the form of …

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Free

The Public Medievalist on Twitch | Episode 2, Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Join Paul B. Sturtevant in another foray into Twitch, where he will be playing and discussing Kingdom Come: Deliverance. KC:D is a controversial game. This is because its head writer and director has come out publicly in support of the proto-"alt-right" "GamerGate" conspiracy theory, and has regularly touted the idea that his game is perfectly …

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Free

Going Medieval: How Pop Culture Reflects the Past

Online Event

The Middle Ages are everywhere in our popular culture. Come see Smithsonian medievalist and sociologist Paul B. Sturtevant unpack what the Middle Ages means to modern society.

$25
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