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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1003: The Medieval Landscape / Seascape, I: Food, Form, and Function

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Settlement Group / Landscape Research Group
Organisers:Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Andy Seaman, Department of Archaeology, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paper 1003-aInterdisciplinary Approaches to Characterising the Medieval Landscape: Identifying and Mapping the Influence of Secular Lordship in Cumbria
(Language: English)
Caron Newman, McCord Centre for Landscape, Newcastle University
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1003-bWater Management for Agricultural Productivity in the Cambridgeshire Peat Fens, 400-970
(Language: English)
Susan Oosthuizen, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Demography, Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Monasticism
Paper 1003-cWidows and Foodways: Controlling Urban Agriculture in Early Medieval Italy
(Language: English)
Caroline Goodson, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History

Writing about the medieval landscape and environment has a rich and long tradition and is an area in which many of the disciplines that comprise medieval studies have made significant contributions. Scholars working on ideas of the landscape, concepts of space and place as well as in the developing field of environmental humanities have added to our theoretical framework for understanding people's relationships with the environment in the past. This session focuses on food and food production in medieval landscapes, designed spaces and activities related to food.