IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 102: Power Relations and Materiality in Provincial England

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University of Exeter
Organiser:Alison Norton, Department of History University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:Tom Chadwick, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Paper 102-aPower within the Rural Landscape: The Role and Identity of Minor Castle Lords
(Language: English)
Alison Norton, Department of History University of Exeter
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 102-bThe Church and Its Landscape: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Tewkesbury Abbey
(Language: English)
Eleanor March, Centre for Medieval Studies University of Exeter
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Local History
Paper 102-cReading Social Borders: The Visual and Physical Environments of West Country Parish Churches
(Language: English)
Lydia Fisher, Department of History University of Exeter
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Local History, Religious Life
Abstract

The utilisation of space to structure social existence and exert influence is a concept explored in this session. It seeks to examine and reconstruct the ways in which status, authority, jurisdiction, and voice were articulated through architecture and environment. The papers will explore this idea in relation to different parochial settings across the medieval period, with the first centring on castle sites, the second on monasteries, and the final focussing on the parish church.