IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1505: Power in Procession: Placing North West England and the Isle of Man on the Medieval Map

Thursday 12 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Howard Williams, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Moderator/Chair:Ruth Nugent, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Paper 1505-aParade, Power and Place: King Edgar the Peaceful and the Siting of Norman Castles in a Cheshire Landscape
(Language: English)
Rachel Elizabeth Swallow, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Folk Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1505-bProcessions into the Past or a Walk up the Garden Path?: The Influence of Procession and Ceremony at Tynwald, Isle of Man on the Study of Early Medieval Assembly in Britain and Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Dean Paton, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Folk Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1505-cHeroes, Kings, Martyrs, and Ghosts: Appropriating Mercian History, Archaeology, and Myth in Medieval Chester
(Language: English)
Jonathan Coley, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism
Abstract

The power of procession in early medieval Europe played a significant role in landscape, liturgy, and public display. Its overall impact on a specific region requires in-depth exploration, situating related sites within their respective spatial and temporal environs. This session proposes a multi-disciplinary approach to landscape using archaeological and textual evidence, with particular emphasis on the North West of England and the Isle of Man. By presenting new and re-interpreted evidence of place, folk narratives and material culture, the session aims to illuminate this little-examined region of early medieval Britain through the concept and significance of procession.