IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1103: The Medieval Landscape / Seascape, II: Memory

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor: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:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 1103-aTradition and Transformation in the Funerary Landscape of Wessex, 450-850
(Language: English)
Kate Mees, School of Arts, University of Bristol
Kate Mees, School of Arts, University of Bristol
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Paper 1103-bA Landscape of Legitimacy, a Landscape of Memory
(Language: English)
Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Political Thought
Paper 1103-c'He came to Rouen and secured his ships' - the topographie légendaire of Dudo of Saint-Quentin
(Language: English)
Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Political Thought
Abstract

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 will focus on landscapes and memory and how places in the past are remembered in the present add well as recording and memory tools and connections to past places.