Committee, 2015 –
Centre for English Local History
University of Leicester
5 Salisbury Road
Susan is a medieval historian, interested in the complexity of peasants’ relationships with local landscape, ranging from their economic interests through to more culturally informed ideas, including conceptual notions of the landscape adopted by different community groups, the survival of cultural memory, and the landscape as a repository for local cultural capital. She is currently focusing on two projects: first, the production of a monograph which explores these themes, alongside her role as Research Associate on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project ‘Flood and Flow: Place-Names and the Changing Hydrology of River Systems’, in which her main aims are to examine how watery landscapes were perceived and managed by local people from the late Anglo-Saxon period into the High Middle Ages.
For further information and publications, please see: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/history/people/dr-susan-kilby/dr-susan-kilby-research-associate-flood-and-flow