IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1131: Memory, Settlement, and Landscape, I: Landscape and Memory

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Settlement Research Group
Organisers:Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Susan Kilby, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Eddie Procter, Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Paper 1131-aFields of Vision: Memorising the Medieval Rural Landscape
(Language: English)
Susan Kilby, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 1131-bMedieval Landscape and Memory: How Do Traditional Societies Remember?
(Language: English)
Mark Gardiner, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 1131-cLittle Flanders beyond Wales: A Landscape Archaeological Research on the Memory of Flemish Settlement Landscapes in the British Isles
(Language: English)
Gerben Verbrugghe, Vakgroep Archeologie, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Abstract

Everything we do in the landscape leaves an impression on it and alters it in some way. These traces of human activity are embedded within the landscape, and remain perceptible across the centuries. We read these memories and try to understand how they were created. We need to consider daily life within these settlements, and their relationship with the landscape. Recently, scholars have considered the landscape as a repository for local memory. This naturally includes not just an analysis of the physical evidence of occupation and activity, but a more nuanced understanding, encompassing experiential considerations and mentalities, to begin to uncover why these places were deemed to be important to those living and working within them.