IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 624: The Organization of Urban and Rural Space in Medieval England

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Victoria County History
Organiser:Briony Anne McDonagh, School of Geography, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Alan Thacker, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 624-aUrban Origins: Sunderland
(Language: English)
Christine M. Newman, Victoria County History (Durham) / Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 624-bVillage Nucleation: Cambridgeshire
(Language: English)
Chris Lewis, Victoria County History (Sussex), Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Onomastics, Social History
Paper 624-cManorial, Church, and Village Space: The Yorkshire Wolds
(Language: English)
Briony Anne McDonagh, School of Geography, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Geography and Settlement Studies
Abstract

Three case studies explore how urban and rural space was organized in England in the central Middle Ages, looking especially at the roles of elites and communities in making and carrying out decisions about how to arrange and use space. Each speaker will use a single example (a town, a village, a group of villages), set in its regional context, as a means of opening up wider issues (urban origins, village nucleation, the organization of space within villages).