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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 308: Cultural and Socio-Economic Responses to Extreme Weather and Weather-Related Natural Hazards in the Middle Ages, II

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Historisches Institut, Universität Bern
Organiser:Christian Rohr, Abteilung für Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Umweltgeschichte, Universität Bern
Moderator/Chair:Christian Rohr, Abteilung für Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Umweltgeschichte, Universität Bern
Paper 308-aFamine, Plague, and Urban Development in 15th-Century Eastern England
(Language: English)
Kathleen Pribyl, Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Demography, Economics - Urban, Science, Social History
Paper 308-bThe Weather Report: The Evidence for the 15th-Century English Climate
(Language: English)
Timothy Bowly, Independent Scholar, Bristol
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science
Paper 308-cWeather Extremes and Livelihood (In)Security in 15th-Century North-East Europe
(Language: English)
Heli Huhtamaa, Historiches Institut, Universität Bern / Department of Geographical & Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland
Index terms: Demography, Economics - Rural, Science

Research on the impact of extreme weather and weather-related natural hazards such as floods, hailstorms or avalanches has become a key issue of environmental history during the last 20 years. However, such environmental studies have hardly been presented at the International Medieval Congress. This session aims to provide an insight in medieval climate and disaster studies by including four papers covering the time from the beginning to the end of the Middle Ages.