IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1702: The Siculo-Norman Legacy: Archaeology, Art, and Architecture

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, Lancaster University
Organiser:John Aspinwall, Department of History, Lancaster University
Moderator/Chair:Theresa Jäckh, Transkulturelle Studien, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Paper 1702-aThe Norman Conquest of Malta: An Analysis of Its Rural Landscape Transformation Process
(Language: English)
Keith Buhagiar, Department of Archaeology & Classics, University of Malta
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1702-bNormans in Sicily, Normans in England: Two Transitions Archaeologically Expressed
(Language: English)
Martin O. H. Carver, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Alessandra Molinari, Dipartimento di Storia, Patrimonio culturale, Formazione e Società, Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata'
Abstract

The Norman Conquests in the medieval Mediterranean would prove a seminal moment for both Western Europe and North Africa. With the formation of a state that would come to comprise most of southern Italy, Sicily, Malta, and a swathe of North Africa, the Norman conquerors established themselves as heirs to a variegated cultural and intellectual inheritance. With the founding of the Kingdom of Sicily, this inheritance would be expressed through a remarkable transcultural legacy; the interpretation of which still fiercely divides scholarly opinion. This session intends to examine the extant archaeological and artistic evidence to explore the Norman legacy in the fields of art, architecture, science, and engineering.