IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 818: Analysing City Forms, II: Urban Planning in a Cross-European Perspective

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Katalin Szende, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Keith Lilley, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Paper 818-aPlanning English Medieval Market-Places
(Language: English)
Terry Slater, Urban Morphology Research Group, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 818-bPermanence through Fires:The Stability of Plots in Medieval Bergen
(Language: English)
Geir Atle Ersland, Historisk Institutt, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 818-cPlanning after Plunder: Royal and Private Towns in Hungary after the Mongol Invasion of 1241
(Language: English)
Katalin Szende, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 818-dDomos Circumcirca Plateam (Houses around the Market)
(Language: English)
Catherine Barrett, University of Washington, Seattle
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Art History - Sculpture, Economics - Trade
Abstract

Research on town planning has been a common agenda of geographers, historians and archaeologists in the past decades, with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of the processes and outcomes of medieval urban growth. This session will contribute to this direction of scholarship by taking a cross-European comparative view on the formation of town plans and their individual elements, such as plots, streets, and market-places in England, Norway and Hungary, respectively. The speakers will pay special attention to the role of seigniorial and local initiatives as well as economic and social factors in the formation and persistence or change of these elements.