Winter Seminar 2014

Medieval Settlement and Landscape: New Work and New Themes

University of Leicester, 13 December 2014

This year’s seminar is a student-led initiative, offering a range of papers from Early Careers Researchers and PhD student members of the group. Conference fee £15 (with lunch), £8 (without lunch). Please make cheques payable to ‘University of Leicester’. For bookings please contact Dr Susan Kilby.

Programme (1 – 4.30pm)

Theme One – Landscape Organisation

Graham Aldred, University of Leicester
Worth their place: tracing relationships between roads, boarders, markets and Anglo-Saxon settlements incorporating the name element worth

Paula Aucott & Alastair Pearson, University of Portsmouth
Markets, wealth and place in medieval East Anglia

Dr Ronan O’Donnell, University of Durham
Some interesting patterns in Leicestershire ridge and furrow

Rachel Swallow, University of Chester
A paradigm shift in landscape continuity?: the eleventh century elite landscape of Nantwich Castle and Acton, Cheshire

Theme Two – Settlement

Kathryn Catlin, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
An anthropology of medieval settlement in the Dartmoor landscape

Sarah Kerr, Queen’s University Belfast
Late medieval settlement: the effect of bastard feudalism on the great houses of England

Richard Gray, National University of Ireland, Galway
Cultural and functional distinctions at parish church settlements in later medieval Ireland

Duncan Berryman, Queen’s University Belfast
In a green and pleasant land: how medieval manors adapted to their environment

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