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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1718: Borders and Limits in the Environmental History of Pre-Modern England

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Arbeitsbereich Hoch- und Spätmittelalter, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Organiser:Maximilian Schuh, Historisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Wozniak, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1718-aThe Potential and Limits of the York Corporation House Books for Environmental History, 1476-1560
(Language: English)
Chantal Camenisch, Historisches Institut, Universität Bern
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1718-bEnvironmental Borders in the Estates of the Bishopric of Winchester in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Maximilian Schuh, Historisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Rural, Social History
Paper 1718-cLong-Term Climate-Plague Interactions in Eastern England, 1348-1666
(Language: English)
Holly Norton, School of Geography University of Lincoln
Index terms: Demography, Local History, Science, Social History

The interdisciplinary session examines borders and limits in the emerging field of environmental history of pre-modern England. The epistemological potentials and limits of the analysis of sources for environmental history as well as specific natural borders in the estates of the bishopric of Winchester in the 14th century will be discussed. A further point of interest is overcoming the borders between the natural sciences and the humanities by using primary and secondary climate data to explore the relationship of climate and plague on a local scale.