IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1404: Climate, Land, and Environment at Late Medieval Herstmonceux: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Herstmonceux Project
Organiser:Steven Bednarski, Department of History, University of Waterloo, Ontario
Moderator/Chair:Scott McLean, Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle / Queen's University, Kingston

This round table discusses the preliminary findings and broad context of the Herstmonceux Project, an ambitious international, interdisciplinary project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The Project aims to uncover the lost medieval village of Herstmonceux, abandoned at a time of climate change, to reveal the impact of climate on late medieval land use, settlement, and culture. To do this, we blend archival research, archaeology, palaeontology, and climatology. For more information, please visit

Participants include Steven Bednarski (University of Waterloo), Andrew Moore (University of Waterloo), and Miriam Müller (University of Birmingham).