IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1515: The Medieval Town in North Western Europe and its Natural Resources, I

Thursday 10 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Section of Archaeology & Cultural History, Museum of Natural History & Archaeology, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
Organisers:Ragnhild Berge, Department of Archaeology & Religious Studies, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Jon Anders Risvaag, Section of Archaeology & Cultural History, Museum of Natural History & Archaeology, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Moderator/Chair:Jon Anders Risvaag, Section of Archaeology & Cultural History, Museum of Natural History & Archaeology, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Paper 1515-aFarming in Medieval Towns
(Language: English)
Ingvild Øye, Institutt for Arkeologi, Historie, Kultur - og Religionsvitenskap, Universitetet I Bergen
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1515-bHistorical Urban Farming in Sweden
(Language: English)
Annika Björklund, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholms Universitet
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1515-cSecuring the Daily Needs?: The Establishment of Town Commons in Medieval Norway
(Language: English)
Ragnhild Berge, Department of Archaeology & Religious Studies, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Social History
Abstract

The six papers offered in these two sessions encompass archaeological, human geographic, and historical research and include case studies as well as general synthesis. With these sessions we aim to explore the interactions between urban settlements and their rural hinterlands, as well as the town’s own production and self-sufficiency. Furthermore consequences of non-monetary economy in towns will be discussed.