IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 334: Crossing Borders between Domestic and Agriculture Buildings

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Moderator/Chair:Duncan Berryman, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
Paper 334-aEbb and Flow: Connecting Domestic and Agricultural Spaces in Viking Age Ireland
(Language: English)
Rebecca Boyd, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General
Paper 334-bOn the Lookout for Boundaries and Space at the Danish Medieval Farm
(Language: English)
Mette Svart Kristiansen, Institut for Kultur og Samfund Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General
Paper 334-cThe Heart of the House: Medieval Open Hearths in the 20th Century? - On the Retention Of Cooking Habits in Marginal Alpine Areas
(Language: English)
Harald Stadler, Institut für Archäologien Universität Innsbruck
Elisabeth Waldhart, Institut für Archäologien Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Architecture - Secular, Folk Studies
Abstract

There is often an invisible boundary between the domestic and the agricultural spaces within medieval settlements and dwellings. Domesticity and agriculture were closely entwined in the Middle Ages, particularly as the vast majority of the population lived in rural settlements and were engaged in agricultural activities. This session seeks to explore the relationship between domestic and agricultural spheres of medieval settlements. These papers explore different aspects of this relationship with a particular focus on the use of space. They look at the association of domestic and agricultural buildings, the organisation of space within the farmyard, and the survival of architectural features. These papers are also spread across Europe – Ireland, Denmark, and Austria – providing an informative comparison and discussion.