Harry Potter and "Game of Thrones" spark medieval interest

There has been a renewed interest in medieval history at the University of Ottawa. Cristina Perissinotto, director of the university's medieval studies program, believes some of the interest comes from books like the Harry Potter series and the Game of Thrones. Neco Cockburn of the Ottawa Citizen has the story.

The medieval studies program recently offered university students a deeper look into medieval interests with a lecture Harry Potter, or Game of Thrones ... What were the Middle Ages really like? by Andrew Taylor, the vice dean of undergraduate studies in the faculty of arts. The conference also offered discussions from science fiction/fantasy author Marie Bilodeau and costumed members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.