IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1331: Memory, Settlement, and Landscape, III: People, Places, and Memory

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval Settlement Research Group
Organisers:Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Eddie Procter, Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:Eddie Procter, Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter
Paper 1331-a'It's the way I tell 'em': Memories of Medieval Charnwood Forest as Expressed in Post-Medieval Land Disputes
(Language: English)
Ann Stones, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 1331-bLayers of Legend, Lordship, and Landscape: A Fresh Interdisciplinary and Multi-Period Approach to Understanding Medieval Caernarfon in Gwynedd, Wales
(Language: English)
Rachel Elizabeth Swallow, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 1331-cVikings in Galicia: Popular Memory, Festivities, and Traces of the Resistance
(Language: English)
Miguel Gomes, School of Culture, University of Sunderland
Index terms: Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, 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.