IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 701: The Changing Face of the English

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham
Paper 701-aPan-North Sea Elite Identities and the Dynamics of Coastal Regions, 600-1000
(Language: English)
Christopher Loveluck, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Trade, Social History
Paper 701-bTracing Vikings: Language and Genetics
(Language: English)
Judith Jesch, Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Science
Paper 701-cAnglo-Saxon, Viking, English: Rewriting Cultural Identity after the Conquest
(Language: English)
Robert A. Rouse, Department of English, University of British Columbia
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Middle English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Mentalities

This session will look at concepts of identity in medieval England. Christopher Loveluck will use the multiperiod site at Flixborough, Lincolnshire as example on how elite identities were creates through trade and cultural hybridisation. Judith Jesch will look at a comparison of DNA studies and place-name evidence and examine the value of both for tracing Scandinavian identities in Anglo-Saxon England. Robert Rouse will consider the use of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking past in post-Conquest writings.