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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 103: Space and Emotion in the Anglo-Norman World

Monday 10 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Antiquity & the Middle Ages, University of Southampton
Organiser:Ewan Johnson, Department of History, University of Lancaster
Moderator/Chair:Patricia E. Skinner, Centre for Antiquity & the Middle Ages, University of Southampton
Paper 103-aOutdoor Space and Emotion in Normandy
(Language: English)
Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Architecture - General, Daily Life, Religious Life
Paper 103-bAttachments to 'the North': Landholding Practices in the Anglo-Scottish Borders, c. 1050-1250
(Language: English)
Linsey F. Hunter, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Law

The session discusses how physical spaces in the Anglo-Norman world were rendered emotionally significant to those who operated within them. It therefore examines which emotional responses were deemed appropriate in which spaces, and the conscious and subconscious processes by which these responses were learnt, encouraged, and enforced. Space has been loosely defined to allow these issues to be examined in both built and non-built environments, with papers covering the built spaces of a royal court, outdoor spaces both within and outside buildings, and a larger area made into a coherent region by individuals' emotional attachments to it.