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Gens Normannorum – understanding Norman identity through material culture

Gens Normannorum – understanding Norman identity through material culture

Call for papers : EEA 2020, Budapest 26-30 August 2020.

Organisers : Michael Lewis, Alessandra Molinari, Viola Skiba

‘Norse-men’ in origin, the Normans are well known for their exploits abroad (outside France), conquering England, Sicily and parts of Italy, and establishing themselves elsewhere also. Likewise, their material culture is well known being diverse, seemingly embracing – even assimilating – with that of those whom they came into contact with. Henceforth the Normans in England display (on the surface at least) a different ‘cultural signal’ to those that settled in Italy or Sicily for example. So, what extent can we speak of a gens normannorum through the material culture of the Normans across the places in which they lived?    

We invite people to consider Norman identify through material culture in its widest sense, from the relationship of the objects they used to those of the cultures around them, to whether or not it is possible to associate material culture with the Normans specifically. This session is being proposed as part of thinking towards a British Museum exhibition on the Normans, and therefore it is hoped will bring to light new thoughts and ideas that can help interpret objects that might be presented for public display.

Contacts : MLewis@britishmuseum.org

                           Viola.Skiba@mannheim.de       

Silver and the Origins of the Viking Age

Projet ERC : Silver and the Origins of the Viking Age

Resp. : Jane Kershaw (principal investigator, Oxford), Stephen Merkel, Jani Oravisjärvi

L’objectif est de s’interroger où, quand et pourquoi l’ère viking a commencé, sous l’angle d’une étude interdisciplinaire de l’argent viking. Grâce à des analyses, en particulier isotopiques, sur plusieurs centaines d’artefacts, il s’agira de répondre à des questions telles que la provenance de l’argent obtenu par les vikings,  le moment où cet argent a atteint  la Scandinavie pour la première fois et les raisons qui poussèrent les vikings à l’acquérir.

Pour voir le détail du projet, de ses objectifs et ses méthodes :

https://sites.google.com/view/viking-silver/home

Archaeologies of the Norman Conquest

Archaeologies of the Norman Conquest is a new research network examining the cultural, social, and political implications of the Norman Conquest through an explicit focus on archaeology and material culture. Its chief aims are to highlight the new insights and nuanced interpretations that archaeology can bring to this fundamental turning point in British history, and to articulate an inclusive research framework for the 11th and 12th centuries that brings together the scientific, humanistic, academic, professional, and public engagement arms of archaeology. It seeks to raise both academic and public awareness of the important role archaeology has to play in understanding this cultural touchstone.

This network is based around a series of three workshops, focusing on the themes of interpretative agendas, methodologies, and heritage and public impacts. Current research is beginning demonstrate that not only is the Norman Conquest visible in the archaeological record at a wide range of social levels and in many aspects of life, but also that if the right questions are asked of the data, the conclusions we can draw from the archaeology often contradict or add considerable nuance to the story of the Conquest told in the documentary record. By providing a forum for the presentation of innovative scholarship and the discussion of new questions, agendas, and research directions, the network will contribute to re-evaluating the long-standing narratives of the Conquest, its process, and its aftermath.

This project is funded by an AHRC Research Networking grant, led by the universities of York and Nottingham, with partnership from Norwich Castle Museum.

https://www.normanarchaeology.org/

Harriet Jean Evans, Animal-Human Relations on the Household-Farm in Viking Age and Medieval Iceland

Harriet Jean Evans, Animal-Human Relations on the Household-Farm in Viking Age and Medieval Iceland, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université d’York)

Continuer la lecture de Harriet Jean Evans, Animal-Human Relations on the Household-Farm in Viking Age and Medieval Iceland

Bruno Nardeux, Une « forêt » royale au Moyen Âge : Le pays de Lyons, en Normandie (vers 1100 – vers 1450)

Bruno Nardeux, Une « forêt » royale au Moyen Âge : Le pays de Lyons, en Normandie (vers 1100 – vers 1450), Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université de Rouen Normandie)

Continuer la lecture de Bruno Nardeux, Une « forêt » royale au Moyen Âge : Le pays de Lyons, en Normandie (vers 1100 – vers 1450)

Megan Tiddeman, Money talks : Anglo-Norman, Italian and English language contact in medieval merchant documents, c1200-c1450

Megan Tiddeman, Money talks : Anglo-Norman, Italian and English language contact in medieval merchant documents, c1200-c1450, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université d’ Aberystwyth)

Continuer la lecture de Megan Tiddeman, Money talks : Anglo-Norman, Italian and English language contact in medieval merchant documents, c1200-c1450

Linn Eikje Ramberg, Mynt er hva mynt gjør : En analyse av norske mynter fra 1100-tallet: produksjon, sirkulasjon og bruk

Linn Eikje Ramberg, Mynt er hva mynt gjør : En analyse av norske mynter fra 1100-tallet: produksjon, sirkulasjon og bruk, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université de Stockholm)

Continuer la lecture de Linn Eikje Ramberg, Mynt er hva mynt gjør : En analyse av norske mynter fra 1100-tallet: produksjon, sirkulasjon og bruk

Timothy Carlisle, The walrus in the walls and other strange tales : a comparative study of house-rites in the Viking-age North Atlantic Region

Timothy Carlisle, The walrus in the walls and other strange tales : a comparative study of house-rites in the Viking-age North Atlantic Region, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université d’ Aberdeen)

Continuer la lecture de Timothy Carlisle, The walrus in the walls and other strange tales : a comparative study of house-rites in the Viking-age North Atlantic Region

Bernadette McCooey, Farming practices in pre-modern Iceland

Bernadette McCooey, Farming practices in pre-modern Iceland, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université de Birmingham)

Continuer la lecture de Bernadette McCooey, Farming practices in pre-modern Iceland

Rebecca J. S. Cannell, Prospecting the physicochemical past : three dimensional geochemical investigation into the use of space in Viking Age sites in southern Norway using portable XRF

Rebecca J. S. Cannell, Prospecting the physicochemical past : three dimensional geochemical investigation into the use of space in Viking Age sites in southern Norway using portable XRF, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université de Bournemouth)

Continuer la lecture de Rebecca J. S. Cannell, Prospecting the physicochemical past : three dimensional geochemical investigation into the use of space in Viking Age sites in southern Norway using portable XRF

Jane Harrison, Building mounds : Viking-Late Norse settlement in the North Atlantic, c. AD800-1200

Jane Harrison, Building mounds : Viking-Late Norse settlement in the North Atlantic, c. AD800-1200, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université d’Oxford)

Continuer la lecture de Jane Harrison, Building mounds : Viking-Late Norse settlement in the North Atlantic, c. AD800-1200

Anders Håkansson, Bebyggelsehierarkier och bylandskap : om övergången mellan vikingatid och tidig medeltid ur ett halländskt perspektiv

Anders Håkansson, Bebyggelsehierarkier och bylandskap : om övergången mellan vikingatid och tidig medeltid ur ett halländskt perspektiv, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université de Lund)

Continuer la lecture de Anders Håkansson, Bebyggelsehierarkier och bylandskap : om övergången mellan vikingatid och tidig medeltid ur ett halländskt perspektiv

Kjetil Loftsgarden, Marknadsplassar omkring Hardangervidda : ein arkeologisk og historisk analyse av innlandets økonomi og nettverk i vikingtid og mellomalder

Kjetil Loftsgarden, Marknadsplassar omkring Hardangervidda : ein arkeologisk og historisk analyse av innlandets økonomi og nettverk i vikingtid og mellomalder, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université de Bergen)

[Source : https://www.uib.no/nye-doktorgrader/112290/marknadsplassar-omkring-hardangervidda-i-vikingtid-og-mellomalder]

Florent Audy, Suspended Value: Using Coins as Pendants in Viking-Age Scandinavia (c. AD 800–1140)

Florent Audy, Suspended Value: Using Coins as Pendants in Viking-Age Scandinavia (c. AD 800–1140), Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2018 (Université de Stockholm)

Continuer la lecture de Florent Audy, Suspended Value: Using Coins as Pendants in Viking-Age Scandinavia (c. AD 800–1140)

Nela Scholma-Mason, Archaeology and folklore : the Norse in Orkney’s prehistoric landscape

Nela Scholma-Mason, Archaeology and folklore : the Norse in Orkney’s prehistoric landscape, Thèse de doctorat soutenue en 2017 (Université d’York)

Continuer la lecture de Nela Scholma-Mason, Archaeology and folklore : the Norse in Orkney’s prehistoric landscape