IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1519: New Perspectives on Rural Settlement, I: Otherness within Settlements

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Settlement Research Group
Organiser:Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Moderator/Chair:Ben Morton, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University
Paper 1519-aLandscapes of Otherness?: Migration, 'Ethnicity', 'Apartheid-Like Structures', and Cultural Difference in the Early Medieval English Landscape, c. 400-800
(Language: English)
Susan Oosthuizen, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1519-bA Landscape of Settlement and Power: Understanding the Archaeology of the East-Anglian Fen-Edge
(Language: English)
Duncan Wright, School of Humanities, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1519-cSocio-Economic Changes in the Landscape of Early Medieval Ireland, c. 300-1000
(Language: English)
John Tighe, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies

Studies of migrants, refugees, and minorities are common in modern politics and geography. Similar studies can be carried out on medieval settlements, informing us of their social makeup and social cohesion. This session will explore how studies of medieval settlements can illuminate the social relationships within the villages and the position that those on the edges of society occupied within the village.