Session Title

Environments of Change: Late Medieval Landscapes, Communities, and Health

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval DRAGEN Lab, Univ. of Waterloo

Organizer Name

Philip Slavin

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Stirling

Presider Name

Steven Bednarski

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Waterloo

Paper Title 1

Plague Outbreaks and Population Losses in Late Medieval England: A Fresh Look

Presenter 1 Name

Philip Slavin

Paper Title 2

National Interest versus Personal Liability: Fourteenth-Century Drainage and Flood Defense in Southern England

Presenter 2 Name

Andrew Moore

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Waterloo

Paper Title 3

Digital Foundations: Towards a Virtual Reconstruction of Late Medieval Herstmonceux's Built and Natural Landscapes

Presenter 3 Name

Zack MacDonald

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Waterloo

Start Date

9-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1220

Description

The Environments of Change: Late-medieval Landscapes, Communities and Health session builds upon the accumulated wealth of knowledge and innovative methods developed by the project, to address new ways, in which interdisciplinary collaboration can take the field of medieval environmental history to new heights, in the age of digital humanities and digital knowledge. It will focus on the interaction between local communities and their wider natural and biological environment, and the impact of this interaction on human health and wellbeing. Potential paper topics may include, but not limited to, landscape use, environmental destruction/conservation, human-animal interaction, spread of diseases, communal health initiatives, etc. Given the inheritently interdisciplinary nature of the session and its topics, the session will bring together scholars and scientists working across several fields and disciplines (such as history, media studies, climatology, biology, just to name a few examples). By running the proposed session, the organizers aim to fill some important intellectual and methodological gaps in the fast-growing fields of environmental history, history of health and medicine, as well as digital humanities, and, in particular, digital environmental history. Phil Slavin

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Environments of Change: Late Medieval Landscapes, Communities, and Health

Schneider 1220

The Environments of Change: Late-medieval Landscapes, Communities and Health session builds upon the accumulated wealth of knowledge and innovative methods developed by the project, to address new ways, in which interdisciplinary collaboration can take the field of medieval environmental history to new heights, in the age of digital humanities and digital knowledge. It will focus on the interaction between local communities and their wider natural and biological environment, and the impact of this interaction on human health and wellbeing. Potential paper topics may include, but not limited to, landscape use, environmental destruction/conservation, human-animal interaction, spread of diseases, communal health initiatives, etc. Given the inheritently interdisciplinary nature of the session and its topics, the session will bring together scholars and scientists working across several fields and disciplines (such as history, media studies, climatology, biology, just to name a few examples). By running the proposed session, the organizers aim to fill some important intellectual and methodological gaps in the fast-growing fields of environmental history, history of health and medicine, as well as digital humanities, and, in particular, digital environmental history. Phil Slavin