Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Robert Berkhofer
Dr. Jim Murray
Dr. Jana Schulman
Water, landscape, Wadden Sea, Medieval, reclamation
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Part of the intertidal zone along the southeast portion of the North Sea, the Wadden Sea Coast runs from modern Friesland and Groningen in the Netherlands, through Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, and up the west coast of Jutland to just past Ribe. This project seeks to understand medieval responses to an environment in constant contact with the sea via documentary and historical sources. The people of the Wadden Sea Coast defined their landscape and their history in part with earthworks and water infrastructure, negotiating control of both anthropogenic and natural environments.
Milner, Hugh R., "Constructing and Experiencing the Medieval Waddenland" (2020). Masters Theses. 5184.