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About the conference

From Q-Shaman's tattoos to the resounding success of Game of Thrones, the medieval is undoubtedly the order of the day. With this popularity, the need to understand the origins of these many representations of the Middle Ages, their mistakes, interests, inspirations and objectives is also reinforced. The field of study of medievalism is currently the fastest growing within medieval studies around the world. In Brazil, it could not be different: over the past 5 years we have seen more and more academic and dissemination works focused on the reception of the medieval, and an increasing interest in the subject.

As a result of the recent internationalization of GEHM, this conference was conceived in dialogue with professors and researchers from different countries and institutions, aiming to put the Brazilian public in direct contact with the international academic debates in medievalism studies. The congress will have tables of guests in English and Portuguese and panels comprising papers submitted and evaluated by the organization and presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish (these will later be considered for publication on an ebook). Thus, we seek to include in the best possible way a Brazilian audience with varying levels of proficiency in foreign languages and a potential international audience that might not understand Portuguese.

Therefore, this is a 100% online conference to reduce costs of foreign interaction and per the precautionary measures recommended by WHO concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About GEHM

Conference Support:

Luana Miranda

Rossiny Siqueira

Lana Letícia Barbosa de Souza

Mariana Durães de Freitas

Scientific Council:

Clínio de Oliveira Amaral

Elton Oliveira Souza de Medeiros


Lukas Gabriel Grzybowski




Luiz Felipe Anchieta Guerra


Vinicius Cesar Dreger de Araujo

Daniele Gallindo

Karolina Santos da Rocha

Founded in early 2020, the Medieval History Study Group of Unimontes (GEHM) is a student-led initiative that aims to build a space for reading and discussion on themes related to the medieval period as a whole, encompassing the most different supports and eras of production. GEHM holds weekly meetings based on the proposed texts in its syllabus. Students and academics of history and other areas of knowledge and other interested parties are always welcome to participate.

In response to the emergency caused by COVID-19, the group was forced to migrate its activities to the virtual format, thus initiating its discussions via Hangout. Despite the many difficulties, this change allowed more people from all over Brazil to participate in the meetings. This was also an opportunity for the group to count on international guests' presence, which, in turn, led to this event.

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About Poiema
About Unimontes

The Interdisciplinary Pole of Medieval and Antiquity Studies (POIEMA) is a laboratory that brings together multiple research, teaching and extension activities. By focusing on the medieval period and antiquity, the Polish aims to update the knowledge about these temporalities and the understanding of their reinterpretations in later centuries. These re-readings showed us how much the different media instrumentalize their narratives about the past and how much we need to be attentive to these uses of the past.

Born from the former Fundação Norte Mineira de Ensino Superior (FUNM), the State University of Montes Claros was officially founded on September 21, 1989.

Unimontes operates primarily in a region that covers an area greater than 196,000 km², corresponding to 40% of the total area of ​​Minas Gerais, including the North and Northwest regions of Minas Gerais and the Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys. It reaches 342 municipalities and potentially serves a population that exceeds two million inhabitants.

A reference in the production of knowledge in the areas of health, education, applied social sciences, human sciences and exact and technological sciences, the institution reinforces its activities on the headquarters campus of Montes Claros and the campuses of Almenara, Bocaiúva, Brasília de Minas, Espinosa, Janaúba, Januária, Paracatu / Unaí, Pirapora, Salinas and São Francisco. Actions are also increased in the Joaíma and Pompéu centres.

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