IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1605: Landscapes/Seascapes, II: Regional Landscapes

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Organiser:Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Moderator/Chair:Katherine Weikert, Department of Archaeology / Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1605-aDomesday Population Densities in the Cambridgeshire Fenland
(Language: English)
Susan Oosthuizen, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Demography, Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1605-bThe Landscape of Manors in Norman England: The Early 12th-Century Surveys
(Language: English)
Eljas Oksanen, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Archaeology - General, Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1605-cThe Landscape of a Medieval Power: The Aquinas
(Language: English)
Sabrina Pietrobono, Independent Scholar, Newcastle
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

The second session in this strand considers the factors that shaped the creation of different regional landscapes and our interpretation of them. In particular the session focuses on economic exploitation and how this affected the creation of specific regions (Oosthuizen and Oksanen) as well as the dialogue between previous understandings of the landscape and new ones based on the reinterpretation of evidence such as Domesday Book, Anglo-Norman land surveys, and archaeology (Oosthuizen and Pietrobono). The speakers focus on the Cambridgeshire fenland, the English Midlands, and southern Lazio in Italy. As in the first session, the papers presented here are cross-disciplinary and informed by GIS, demography (Darby’s Domesday maps), and the use of local landscape traditions.