IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1730: Links across the North Sea in the 11th Century: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Thursday 4 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Forskningsenhed for Europæisk Middelalder (FEM) / Medieval Research Unit, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Organiser:Marie Bønløkke Spejlborg, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Paul Gazzoli, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 1730-aThe Development of Sculpted and Decorated Stone Monuments in Norway in a North-West European Perspective
(Language: English)
Iris Crouwers, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life
Paper 1730-bThe Danish Church in the 11th Century: The Importance of Anglo-Danish Contacts
(Language: English)
Marie Bønløkke Spejlborg, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1730-cContacts between Manuscript Cultures in England and Norway in the 11th Century
(Language: English)
Matilda Anne Watson, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

In the 11th century, Scandinavia went through a process of Christianisation during which new institutions were introduced and new media appeared. Links across the North Sea had an important role in these developments. This session will explore the relations between England, Denmark, and Norway in the 11th century and consider questions related to the transmission, adoption, and development of ideas, techniques, and materials. The papers each take a different approach to the study of the transcultural relations and will contribute to the overall debate about the role and impact of North Sea links in early medieval Scandinavia.