Session Title

Dwelling in the Anglo-Saxon Landscape II: Life, Death, and Wellbeing

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Dept. of Archaeology, Durham Univ.

Organizer Name

Sarah J. Semple

Organizer Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Presider Name

Helen Foxhall Forbes

Presider Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Paper Title 1

Mortuary Topography and Landscape Perception in Early Medieval Southern England and the near Continent: A Multi-scalar Approach

Presenter 1 Name

Kate Mees

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Past and the Construction of Identity in the Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England

Presenter 2 Name

Adam Goodfellow

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Paper Title 3

"Her Own Place . . . Still Remembered": Goscelin's Saintly Architects and the Anglo-Saxon Landscape

Presenter 3 Name

Sarah Sutor

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Start Date

13-5-2017 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1220

Description

The Anglo-Saxon Landscape 1: Dwelling and Experience

This session will explore how early medieval populations perceived, understood and used the early medieval landscape. The fabric of the natural world and the remnants of the ancient past were structuring agents for early medieval praxis, in daily life, funerary ritual, seasonal activities, or political and elite ceremony. The papers in this session will explore how the natural world and resources shaped human behaviour in Anglo-Saxon England touching on aspects such as burial, settlements, movement and mobility and health and wellbeing. Regional and temporal variations in patterns of human interaction will be explored. Together these papers will argue that to fully understand ‘Being Medieval’ we need to harness and integrate a full range of source material to describe the shifting dialectic between people and the landscapes in which they lived.

Sarah J. Semple

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May 13th, 1:30 PM

Dwelling in the Anglo-Saxon Landscape II: Life, Death, and Wellbeing

Schneider 1220

The Anglo-Saxon Landscape 1: Dwelling and Experience

This session will explore how early medieval populations perceived, understood and used the early medieval landscape. The fabric of the natural world and the remnants of the ancient past were structuring agents for early medieval praxis, in daily life, funerary ritual, seasonal activities, or political and elite ceremony. The papers in this session will explore how the natural world and resources shaped human behaviour in Anglo-Saxon England touching on aspects such as burial, settlements, movement and mobility and health and wellbeing. Regional and temporal variations in patterns of human interaction will be explored. Together these papers will argue that to fully understand ‘Being Medieval’ we need to harness and integrate a full range of source material to describe the shifting dialectic between people and the landscapes in which they lived.

Sarah J. Semple