IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1601: Medieval Metalworking: From Ore to Object

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:AVISTA: The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science, Technology and Art in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Catherine Eagleton, Department of Coins & Medals, British Museum, London
Moderator/Chair:Steven A. Walton, Science, Technology & Society Program, Pennsylvania State University / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1601-aThe Technology and Economics of Iron Smelting in 14th-Century Northwest Wales
(Language: English)
Michael F. Charlton, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Technology
Paper 1601-bMetals and Metalworking: Use and Manufacture in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Kevin A. Leahy, Portable Antiquities Scheme / North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Technology
Paper 1601-cMedieval Approaches to the History of Metalwork
(Language: English)
Shana Worthen, / Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Technology

This session will look at metalworking in the Middle Ages – how did medieval craftsmen smelt metal ores and turn them into metal objects? The three papers in this session will take archaeological and historical evidence as a starting point for discussion of metalworking in theory and practice.