Lunchtime Lectures – Digging into the Dark Ages: Early Medieval Fake Histories and How to Combat Them

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Last event: Tuesday 16 March 2021 at 12pm
  • Free
  • Online

This talk will explore how stereotypes and popular perceptions of the Early Middle Ages (5th–11th centuries AD)–popularly still-considered the European ‘Dark Ages’–plague our popular culture. Howard Williams will address how archaeology has long transformed our understanding of the period and yet myths, legends, fantasies and fake histories persist. The lecture offers some case studies showing how archaeological research can combat the fables with hard evidence, confronting both ridiculous and dangerous visions of the Dark Ages in today’s society.

Lunchtime Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.

They take place on the third Tuesday of each month.

Our Lunchtime Lectures are videoed and archived for future viewing, by attending you give permission for us to do so – thanks!

This lecture will be taking place on Zoom. Please click here for the link.

Duration

Approx 60 mins

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