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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 208: British Archaeological Association, II: Putting Their Foot in It - Boundaries of Authority

Monday 6 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

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 208-aLife in the Shadow: Power Relations in Medieval Wensleydale
(Language: English)
Erik Matthews, Hornby Castle Project, Northallerton
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 208-bLordly Buildings amongst Peasants: Displays of Authority within Manorial Centres
(Language: English)
Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Daily Life
Paper 208-cGothic Architecture and Politics on the Border between Burgundy and Champagne
(Language: English)
Alexandra Gajewski, Department of History of Art & Screen Media, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - General, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 208-dThe Web-Foot Queen of Saint-BĂ©nigne, Dijon: At the Boundary between Human and Animal, and between Authority and Alterity
(Language: English)
Kathleen Nolan, Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Hollins University, Virginia
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Biblical Studies, Lay Piety

This panel examines different forms of boundary authority. We begin at Hornby Castle to look at the relationship between the authority of the castle with its surrounding landscape as realised in buildings and investment. This leads us to our second paper which examines authority in manorial centres through lordly buildings. We then cross the channel to examine the role of Gothic architecture on the border of Burgundy and Champagne, before finishing with the blurred boundary of humanity in the carved figure of a queen in Dijon which seems to undermine the authority she represented.