IHR Fellows' Lecture: Who made the English medieval landscape?

RHN 59/2014 | Event

1 July 2014, IHR, University of London, Room 349, Senate House (South Block), Malet Street London WC1E 7HU, UK

IHR Fellows’ annual lecture:
Who made the English medieval landscape?
Professor Christopher Dyer (IHR/University of Leicester)

Who took decisions about the roads, fields, settlements and other features that made up the landscape? A trend of the last quarter of the 20th century was to emphasize the role of those in authority, such as lords of manor, monasteries, aristocrats and kings. This talk is contributing to a growing movement to redress the balance and to assign a degree of ‘agency’ to local communities, who were often in dialogue or negotiation with those in power. Specific examples from both town and country will be used to evaluate the evidence and frame the arguments. Understanding landscape change has implications for our perception of the working of society as a whole.

This lecture is open to all and will be followed by a wine reception. If you would like to attend, please contact Dr James Lees at James.Lees@sas.ac.uk by 23 June.


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