IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 631: Material Culture and Landscapes, II: Memory and the Sacred

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Landscape/Seascape Research Group
Organisers:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Moderator/Chairs:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Rachel Elizabeth Swallow, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Paper 631-aBene memoria: Constructing a Christian History out of Cologne's Early Medieval Urban Landscape
(Language: English)
Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality, Local History
Paper 631-bClaiming Cuthbert: Durham Cathedral Priory and the Landscape of Northern Monasticism
(Language: English)
Ross McIntire, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Local History, Monasticism, Religious Life

The medieval landscape and environment has a rich and long tradition and is an area in which many of the disciplines that comprise medieval studies have made significant contributions. Scholars working on ideas of the landscape, concepts of space and place as well as in the developing field of environmental humanities have added to our theoretical framework for understanding people’s relationships with the environment in the past. This session focuses on memory and the sacred. It seeks to highlight how the memory was negotiated through physical encounters within the landscape, ritualised behaviours, and sacred naming practice of place.