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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1123: Thinking Networks Spatially: Infrastructure, Resources, Humans

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Moderator/Chair:Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1123-aSocial Ties and the Construction of Spatiality: Three High Medieval German Monasteries and Their Patrons
(Language: English)
Johannes Waldschütz, Stadtmuseum und Archiv, Stockach
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1123-bRoutes of Privilege: The Directions of Norman Sicily's Herrschaft in the Tyrrhenian Val Demone in the Long 12th Century through the Lens of Church and Royal Diplomas
(Language: English)
Silvio Lorenzo Ruberto, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1123-cBad Blood and Building Bridges: Rural Communal Networks in the Alps, 1350-1500
(Language: English)
Joschka Meier, Historisches Institut, Universität Bern
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies

Networks can be formal or informal, they may be networks of support, of power, of dependence relations, the exchange of intellectual property or the trading of wares. Humans are never just part of one network - they are entangled inside a myriad of networks, ranging from those of the family, friends, and followers to those spanning kingdoms, culture, and continents. In this session we want to think networks spatially and discuss questions as the role of geography in the constitution of networks or the importance of infrastructure, resources and humans in the construction of different kind of networks.