IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1231: Memory, Settlement, and Landscape, II: Buildings and Memory

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

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:Susan Kilby, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Paper 1231-aBuilding Memories within Ad Gefrin
(Language: English)
Howard Williams, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular
Paper 1231-bFinding Common Ground: Comparative Landscape Analysis and Re-Building Home and Memory in Medieval Armenian Cilicia
(Language: English)
Aurora E. CamaƱo, Department of Archaeology / The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 1231-cLiving in the Past?: Continuity and Change in Medieval Manorial Sites
(Language: English)
Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - 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.