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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 312: The Medieval Landscape/Seascape, III: Identity and Settlement

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:The Medieval Landscape/Seascape Group
Organisers:Rachel Elizabeth Swallow, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
John Tighe, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:John Tighe, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 312-aKingship in the Landscape: Inauguration Rites and the Reinforcement of Kingship in De Sil Conairi Moir
(Language: English)
Catherine Maria Bromhead, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Celtic
Paper 312-bA Ship in Port Is Safe, but That's Not What Ships Are Built For: The Scandinavian Trade Network in the Early Viking Age
(Language: English)
Tenaya Jorgensen, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 312-cExegetical Phenomenology: Manipulating Water to Define a Sacred Geography
(Language: English)
Mickey Abel, College of Visual Arts & Design, University of North Texas
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - General, Geography and Settlement Studies

Writing about 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 will focus on the creation of ideas of power and identity and how they are transmitted across the landscape through ritual/spiritual practice and movement.