IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 715: The Natural Environment in the Slavonic-Saxon Borderlands: Archaeology, Semantics, and Latin Historiography

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Jens Potschka, Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Moderator/Chair:Hedwig Röckelein, Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / 'Germania Sacra', Akademie der Wissenschaften, Göttingen
Paper 715-aTown and Environment in Early Medieval Central Europe
(Language: English)
Sébastien Rossignol, Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / Université de Lille III - Charles-de-Gaulle
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 715-bWater in Medieval Texts: A Semantic Method
(Language: English)
Jens Potschka, Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 715-c'…, and than mostly only in the modest way': Towards a Comparative View on Early Medieval Land Use in the Borderland between Saxons, Slavs, and Scandinavians
(Language: English)
Anne Klammt, Seminar für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Computing in Medieval Studies, Economics - Rural
Abstract

This section focuses on the reconstruction and perception of natural environment and human impact in the border region of the Saxon and Slavonic areas. Out of their interdisciplinary research, the two historians and the archaeologist threw light on the relationship between nature and culture in a transient area of different ethnic groups. The lectures based upon recently completed dissertations, which originated in the scope of the graduate programme ‘Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte’ at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.