IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1232: Christianisation in the North

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Organiser:Samantha Leggett, Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Daniel Anlezark, Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Paper 1232-aAnglo-Saxon Christianisation: Changes in Burial, Diet, and Mobility from the 7th Century Onwards
(Language: English)
Samantha Leggett, Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1232-bTransformation of the Imago Draconis through Iceland's Conversion to Christianity
(Language: English)
Robert Cutrer, Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1232-cThe Virgin's Peregrini: Crusade Terminology and Conceptions of Crusading in the 13th-Century Eastern Baltic
(Language: English)
James Henry Kane, Department of English, University of Sydney
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Local History
Abstract

This session explores the theme of ‘Christianisation in the North’ whilst engaging with the overarching theme of ‘otherness’ through historical, literary, and archaeological techniques. It will investigate the impact of Christianisation in Northwest Europe during the Early Middle Ages by interdisciplinary and cross-cultural comparisons. The first paper looks at the archaeology of the long Christianisation in Anglo-Saxon England from a funerary and bioarchaeology perspective. The second paper deals with the Imago Draconis and its transformation due to Iceland’s conversion. The third paper is concerned with the Eastern Baltic and the terminology and concepts around the crusades in that region. Overall this session charts cross-cultural interaction, religious change, and Christianisation from c. 600- c. 1200 throughout Northwest Europe.