IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1245: Continuity and Conquest in England and Normandy, I: Society and Memory in 11th-Century England

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Haskins Society
Organiser:Stuart Pracy, Department of History, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Julia Crick, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1245-aWhat's in a Name?: Naming Practices in Defining Continuity
(Language: English)
Jeremy Piercy, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Economics - General, Numismatics, Social History
Paper 1245-b'Each according to his rank'?: Remembering and Constructing Status in 11th-Century England
(Language: English)
Stuart Pracy, Department of History, University of Manchester
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Daily Life, Law, Social History
Paper 1245-cArchaeologies of the Norman Conquest
(Language: English)
Aleksandra McClain, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Naomi Sykes, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Social History

Conquests are frequently presented as great turning points in history, but conquests are often defined as much by their continuities as by their changes. Across four sessions, we aim to examine the continuity of social practices and memorialisation across the conquests of England and Normandy in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries. In this first panel we shall discuss the conquests of England in the 11th century, examining how these paradigm shifting events sustained and altered cultural, social and memorial practices across both England and Normandy. Particular attention will be paid to liminal social classes through numismatic, cartulary and archaeological evidence.