Wearing the Crown: Becoming Royalty within Medieval Re-Enactment

  • Alison Ryan (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This paper draws on research for my PhD in Informal Learning in Medieval Re-Enactment. Specifically I am looking at the experiences of re-enactors who portray medieval royalty and how they have become their characters. My research looks at the sourcing of both information and of reproduced artifacts for the re-enactors to be able to portray their characters. Many of these artifacts are made by the re-enactors themselves, so my research has focused on how they have acquired the skills and knowledge to be able to do this. I am also focusing on the notion of identity and how they have used sources to enable them to portray their roles in public re-enactment situations.
Period3 Jul 2019
Event titleInternational Medieval Congress
Event typeConference
LocationLeeds, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational