Session Title

Medieval Environments I: Disasters

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Environmental History Network for the Middle Ages (ENFORMA)

Organizer Name

Ellen F. Arnold

Organizer Affiliation

Ohio Wesleyan Univ.

Presider Name

Ellen F. Arnold

Paper Title 1

Epidemics, Epizootics, and Famine in Ireland, 500-800 AD

Presenter 1 Name

Michelle Ziegler

Presenter 1 Affiliation

St. Louis Univ.

Paper Title 2

Volcanic Events and European Climate Extremes, 670-730 CE

Presenter 2 Name

Conor Kostick

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Nottingham

Paper Title 3

The Beginning of the End: Sheep Panzootics and Fortunes of Wool Industry in England, 1250-1330

Presenter 3 Name

Philip Slavin

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Kent

Start Date

10-5-2014 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1125

Description

This session, one of two on medieval environmental history, focuses on the role of disasters and natural calamities in shaping medieval agriculture and economies. The presenters approach these issues from interdisciplinary directions, including the history of epidemiology, climate history, economic history, and animal studies. The presentations will demonstrate the active role that natural forces like volcanoes, disease, and climate had in shaping human and animal life.

Ellen F. Arnold

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May 10th, 1:30 PM

Medieval Environments I: Disasters

Schneider 1125

This session, one of two on medieval environmental history, focuses on the role of disasters and natural calamities in shaping medieval agriculture and economies. The presenters approach these issues from interdisciplinary directions, including the history of epidemiology, climate history, economic history, and animal studies. The presentations will demonstrate the active role that natural forces like volcanoes, disease, and climate had in shaping human and animal life.

Ellen F. Arnold