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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1303: The Medieval Landscape / Seascape, IV: Journey(s)

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

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:Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paper 1303-aQuentovic (France) in Landscape: A New Approach on the portus, Its Materiality and the Use of Space between River and Sea
(Language: English)
Inès Leroy, Centre de recherches d'archéologie nationale, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Paper 1303-bAn Tóchar Phádraig: A Trip Along a Changing Landscape
(Language: English)
John Tighe, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1303-cMedieval Shrines, Roads, Water, and Livestock in Pyrenean Mountain
(Language: English)
Marta Sancho i Planas, Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies, Religious Life

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 sessions focuses on the act of making or performing journeys through and in ritualised landscapes and medieval encounters of place.