IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1218: Changing Climates, Shifting Borders, I

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Tenaya Jorgensen, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Mehaffey, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 1218-aWinter Warfare in the Royal Frankish Annals
(Language: English)
Tenaya Jorgensen, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1218-bEnvironment and the Law in Medieval Iceland and Norway, c. 874-1254
(Language: English)
Fraser Miller, Historiska institutionen Stockholms Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1218-cClimate Change and the English Expansion in Thomond, 1276-1318
(Language: English)
Vinicius Marino Carvalho, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo
Index terms: Economics - General, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The environment has always been a fundamental element of physical borders and abstract boundaries. The medieval period in particular was a time of great movement and expansion, as well as centralisation and unification. It is the purpose of this session to investigate the role that climate and environment played on borders and boundaries, and we seek to explore the idea of new climate frontiers. This includes how climate change gave rise to new ‘frontiers’ within the same region, how individuals and groups adapted – or fail to adapt – to these environmental changes, and how political borders responded to changes in climate.