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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 101: British Archaeological Association, I: 'The only certainty in life' - Boundaries of Death

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:British Archaeological Association
Organiser:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 101-aOn the Metaphorical and Literal Boundary: The Placement of Furnished Burials by Ecclesiastical Sites, 9th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Danica Ramsey-Brimberg, Department of History, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life, Pagan Religions
Paper 101-b'Timor mortis conturbat me’: Commemoration and the Macabre at Rosslyn Chapel
(Language: English)
Lizzie Swarbrick, School of Art History, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 101-cHavens for Burial: The Convents of Constantinople and Their Female Founders
(Language: English)
Cecily Hennessy, Christie's Education
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Monasticism

This panel examines aspects of the boundary of death beginning with an analysis of Viking Age burials and how the furnishing of these, and their location, helps us to understand what they represented. We then move on to an examination of the concentration of images concerning death at Rosslyn Chapel and consider the implications of these. Finally, we look at the founding of several Byzantine convents and role these places played as places of burial for patrons, families and the nuns.