IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1518: Changing Rules, Changing Cultures, I: Material Culture and Landscape in Medieval Transition Periods

Thursday 12 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of Archaeology, University of York / Department of the History of Art & Film and Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organisers:Jackie Hall, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester
Aleksandra McClain, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Jackie Hall, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester
Paper 1518-aFrom Roman Amphitheatre to Romanesque Church: The Transitional Phases of St John's, Chester
(Language: English)
Jane-Héloïse Nancarrow, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious
Paper 1518-bAll Change: New Light on the Impact of the Norman Conquest in York
(Language: English)
Gareth Dean, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 1518-cThe Medieval and Post-Medieval Development of Open Field Systems
(Language: English)
Ronan O'Donnell, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural
Abstract

This session is the first of three linked workshops which will explore interdisciplinary approaches to medieval transition periods, and social responses to political, cultural, and religious upheaval. The session showcases recent research which espouses new approaches to transition periods, particularly through the lens of buildings, material culture and landscape. The papers will explore how individuals and groups manipulated the physical world around them to negotiate change and to secure their place in society when the rules by which they lived were being subtly or drastically rewritten, and how the material world itself could play a role in effecting or undermining social change.