IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1203: The Medieval Landscape / Seascape, III: Performance, Power, and Memory

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

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:Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1203-aBordering on the Defensive: Forestal Liminality and Castle Siting in Medieval Cheshire
(Language: English)
Rachel Elizabeth Swallow, Independent Scholar, Altrincham
Rachel Elizabeth Swallow, Independent Scholar, Altrincham
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Paper 1203-bLandscape and Identity in the Court of Chancery and Star Chamber: The Leicestershire Gentry in the 15th and 16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Katie Bridger, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Katie Bridger, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1203-c'Walking the line between the past and present': Recording Memory in Present-Day Monastic Landscapes
(Language: English)
Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
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 focuses on performance and power and how memory can be ritualised and performed through various activities.