IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 312: The Danelaw and the March of Wales: Cultural Borderlands?

Monday 12 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Max Lieberman, Faculty of Modern History, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Max Lieberman, Faculty of Modern History, University of Oxford
Paper 312-aCultural Contacts in the Danelaw, 850-1200
(Language: English)
Thomas Pickles, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 312-bCultural Contacts and the Making of the March of Wales, 1070-1283
(Language: English)
Max Lieberman, Faculty of Modern History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 312-cSaints on the Edge: The Reconfiguring of Sanctity in the Welsh March
(Language: English)
Madeleine Gray, Department of History, University of Wales College, Newport
Abstract

We propose to compare cultural contact in the Danelaw and the March of Wales. What insights about medieval societies may be gained by setting the impact of the Vikings on Northumbria beside the Anglo-Norman settlement of the Welsh borders? Does a story of conquest followed by colonisation suit both tenth-century Northumbria and twelfth-century Powys? To what extent did cultural exchange or assimilation take place? Were frontier regions shaped in both instances? Thus, our panel would seek to cross historiographical boundaries by taking examples from the early and High Middle Ages and from different parts of the British Isles. (Further details to follow as soon as possible).