IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1117: Landscapes on the Margins: Settlement, Otherness, and Identity

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Settlement Research Group
Organiser:Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Moderator/Chair:Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1117-a'In the Wastes… A Martial Kind of Men': The Late Medieval Landscape of the Anglo-Scottish Border
(Language: English)
Caron Newman, McCord Centre for Landscape, Newcastle University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1117-bHousing Animals on the Edges of Society and Settlement: On the Margins or Forming an Identity?
(Language: English)
Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1117-cThe 'Other' Orsanmichele: The Development of a Florentine Civic, Commercial, and Religious Space and Its Loggias before 1337
(Language: English)
Marie D'Aguanno Ito, Department of History, American University, Washington, DC
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Abstract

This session will explore some of the topics on the edges of medieval society and modern research, from material culture to marginal landscapes. These papers hope to broaden the focus of research into medieval society. Most of the papers will consider landscapes on the edges of medieval society and therefore seen as ‘other’ to the often studied fields and villages. There will also be a consideration of identity and memory, and how these are constructed through landscapes and objects.