IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1122: Community, Socialising, and Feasting in Late Medieval England

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Charlotte Berry, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Samuel John Drake, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 1122-a‘Don't Hog the Drinking Cup!': Saints and Socialising in Lincolnshire's Guilds
(Language: English)
Claire Kennan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Claire Kennan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Local History, Social History
Paper 1122-bFlemings and Their Social Networks in 14th-Century London
(Language: English)
Milan Pajic, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent / Université de Strasbourg
Milan Pajic, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent / Université de Strasbourg
Index terms: Demography, Social History
Paper 1122-cPolicing, Networking, and Dining: The London Wardmote Inquest as a Social Occasion
(Language: English)
Charlotte Berry, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Charlotte Berry, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Abstract

Eating as a group creates a space for socialising, networking, and the reaffirmation or representation of community. Whether in an institutionally organised feast or informal dining in the houses of friends, eating and drinking was essential to social bonds in late medieval England. Papers in this session explore the ways in which socialising created, strengthened, and represented communal networks. Each researcher approaches the topic of socialising through very different kinds of communities, institutional and informal, voluntary and artificial.