IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 812: Garden Plants: Names and Introduction in Medieval Northern Europe, I

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Stockholms Universitet / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp
Organiser:Inger Larsson, Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet, Stockholms Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Andreas Nord, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Stockholms Universitet
Paper 812-aCultivation in Words: A Swedish Early 16th-Century Adaptation of Columella's De re rustica
(Language: English)
Andreas Nord, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Stockholms Universitet
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Science
Paper 812-bNative or Foreign?: What Can We Learn from Vernacular Plant Names?
(Language: English)
Inger Larsson, Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet, Stockholms Universitet
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Science
Paper 812-cEarly Medieval or Late Baroque?: Myths and Facts in Documentary Sources concerning the Introduction and Early History of the Turk's-cap Lily (Lilium martagon L.) in Sweden, in a European Context of Lilies
(Language: English)
Kjell Lundquist, Department of Landscape Architecture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Bibliography, Science
Abstract

When and how were the garden plants and gardening introduced in Northern Europe? Earlier researchers have assumed that the establishment of the various monastic houses also led to an increase in the introduction of new plants and new gardening ideas. Recent research has shown that this is only partly true. By combining evidence from different sources like mentioning in medical and botanical literature, vernacular plant names, geographical distribution, relict plants, archaeology, fossils, folklore, and floristics, and bringing together researchers from Sweden, Norway, and Iceland we hope eventually to get a fuller picture of garden plants and gardening in medieval Northern Europe.