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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1050: The Use of Water and Wetlands at the End of the Early Middle Ages, I: Perception and Formation of Water and Wetlands

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Marco Panato, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Lukas Werther, Institut für Orientalistik, Indogermanistik und Ur- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Moderator/Chair:Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1050-aProspection, Reconstruction, Modelling: A Geoscientific Perspective on (Early) Medieval Wetlands
(Language: English)
Johannes Schmidt, Institut für Geographie, Universität Leipzig
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Computing in Medieval Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1050-bWater Meadows in Early Medieval England: Toponymies, Topologies, Typologies
(Language: English)
Richard Jones, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Onomastics
Paper 1050-cPlace Names in the Medieval Water and Wetland Landscape of East Central Europe
(Language: English)
Christian Zschieschang, Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa, Leipzig
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Onomastics

This multisession panel is aimed to provide a multidisciplinary approach - combining written sources, archaeological evidence, and proxy data - on the use of water and wetlands at the end of the Early Middle Ages (8th-10th century). Water has always been considered as a valuable resource for past societies, but its proximity did also constitute a serious danger. In the Early Middle Ages, many regions have been dominated by water and wetlands. This session focuses on perceptions and formation processes of early medieval wetlands in order to better understand these landscapes.