IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1318: Changing Climates, Shifting Borders, II

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Jonathan Mehaffey, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Tenaya Jorgensen, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 1318-aThe Impact of Climate and Environmental Change upon Diplomatic and Trade Boundaries in the North-Eastern Atlantic Region in the 13th and 14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Jonathan Mehaffey, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Trade, Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1318-b'Piedra, aguaducho y sequa' ('Hail, floods, and droughts'): The Little Ice Age in the Comunidad de Aldeas de Daroca (Aragon, Spain) in the First Half of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Lydia C. Allué Andrés, Travaux et Recherches Archéologiques sur les Cultures les Espaces et les Sociétés (TRACES - UMR 5608) Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès / Departamento de Historia Medieval Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas y Estudios Árabes e Islámicos Universidad de Zaragoza,Home Address"
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
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 failed to adapt – to these environmental changes, and how political borders responded to changes in climate.