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2 November 2022 - 2 November 2022

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Department of Archaeology, Dawson Building, Room D210 and online

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The second in a series of workshops osted and facilitated by Prof. Karen Milek, Department of Archaeology, Durham University; Prof. Stefan Brink, Honorary Research Associate, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University; and Dr. Kristen Hopper, Landscapes of Complex Societies Research and Impact Group Convenor, Department of Archaeology, Durham University.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Medieval Mental Landscapes

Workshop series, October-November 2022

Department of Archaeology, Durham University, and online (hybrid attendance)

 Hosted and facilitated by:

Prof. Karen Milek, Department of Archaeology, Durham University (karen.b.milek@durham.ac.uk),

Prof. Stefan Brink, Honorary Research Associate, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Durham University (sb2322@cam.ac.uk),

Dr. Kristen Hopper, Landscapes of Complex Societies Research and Impact Group Convenor, Department of Archaeology, Durham University (k.a.hopper@durham.ac.uk)

 

Zoom link for online attendance available after registering in advance for this meeting:

https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcOGqqDMrE9R4HjN4VjNDWKRMge_e-q6M  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All are welcome to attend this interdisciplinary workshop series focussed on early medieval symbolic, political, and economic landscapes. The workshops are informal and open, and although each will kick off with a series of short presentations, all participants are welcome to come along with data and ideas that they would like to include in the discussion.

Refreshments including coffee, tea, sandwiches, and cake will be available for those attending in person, and participants are also welcome to bring along their own lunch. Please note that the maximum room capacity for these workshops is around 20 participants.

 

Workshop 2: Political landscapes and territoriality in the early medieval period

November 2, 13:00-14:30: Department of Archaeology, Dawson Building, Room D210 and online

  • Stefan Brink (Cambridge ASNC/Durham IAS): ‘Territorial and social borders in medieval Scandinavia’ (15 min)
  • Tudor Skinner (Durham Archaeology): ‘Administrative diversity and patterning in the Danelaw’ (15 min)
  • Stuart Brookes (UCL Inst of Archaeology): ‘Territory formation in early medieval England’ (15 min)

 

Workshop 3: Economic landscapes in the early medieval period

November 23, 13:00-14:30: Department of Archaeology, Dawson Building, Room D210 and online

  • Harriet Evans Tang and Prof. Karen Milek (Durham Archaeology): ‘Geographies of human-animal relations in the Viking and Medieval North’ (15 min)
  • Mike Church, Dr. Rosie Bishop, Dr. Darren Gröcke and Dr. Kurt Gron: ‘A tale of two landnáms: Stable isotopic research on arable agriculture in Neolithic north-west Europe and the Viking North Atlantic’ (15 min)
  • Guðrún Alda Gísladóttir: ‘Material culture choices and adaptations in Viking and medieval Iceland and Greenland’ (15 min)
  • Steve Ashby: ‘Geographies of trade and exchange in the Viking world’ (15 min)

Optional Workshop 4: Open slot for additional contributions (email Karen Milek to register interest)

November 30, 13:00-14:30: Department of Archaeology, Dawson Building, Room D210 and online

Pricing

Free