IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 854: Memory, Landscape, and Heritage: Encountering the Medieval in the Present - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval Landscape/Seascape Research Group / Landscape Research Group
Organiser:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Moderator/Chairs:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Rachel Elizabeth Swallow, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Abstract

Experiencing medieval places in the present can often act as mnemonic tools of the interactions between culture and the environment of the past. Heritage, community archaeology, experiential, and experimental approaches to place, as well as critical analysis of memorial sites, have provided opportunities for us to engage more profoundly with views of the medieval past. This round table discussion will bring together a chance to discuss how medievalists are using landscape and heritage to engage with the past in the present. It offers opportunities to encounter the varied approaches used by medievalists in discovering landscapes of the past and re-remembering them for the future.

Participants include Karl Christian Alvestad (University of Winchester), Michael Bintley (Canterbury Christ Church University), David Carrillo-Rangel (Universitat de Barcelona), Linsey F. Hunter (University of the Highlands & Islands, Dornoch), and Chloƫ McKenzie (University of Southampton).