IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 503: Architecture, Archaeology, and Landscape of Power, IV: Palaces, Vills, Forests, and Routeways

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Durham University
Organiser:David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Sally Dixon-Smith, Tower of London, Historic Royal Palaces
Paper 503-aCarolingian Pfalzes and Scandinavian Royal Vills: Central Places in the Middle of Nowhere?
(Language: English)
Frode Iversen, Department of Archaeology, Universitetet i Bergen / Museum of Cultural History, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Administration, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 503-bThe Palace of Aachen in its Landscape
(Language: English)
David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General
Abstract

The aim of this session is to examine the context of royal palaces and vills across Europe and across a wide time-range. It will consider particularly the accessibility of palaces and royal vills in terms of route-ways and heartlands, and it will consider the relation between palaces and hunting forests, a discussion particularly informed by material emerging from the on-going forests project in the University of Oxford.