IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 728: Conquest and Community: Normandy in the 11th and 12th Centuries

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Moderator/Chair:Charles Insley, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Respondent:David Bates, School of History, University of East Anglia / Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Paper 728-aBuilding Community in the Gesta Normannorum Ducum of William of Jumièges
(Language: English)
Mark Hagger, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Mark Hagger, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 728-bLandscapes of the Normans
(Language: English)
Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and this session explores the history and archaeology of the formation of William the Conqueror’s Normandy and his legacy. The papers here engage directly with medieval chronicles and archaeology to show how contemporaries understood and constructed ideas of the political and lordly communities. They also consider developments in modern scholarship that have shaped our understanding of what constitutes Normandy from the 11th century onwards. Key themes include the political unity of the duchy, memory and commemoration, and understanding the historic environment.