Session738
TitleCivic Identity on the Edge?, I: Marginal Landscapes and the Material Culture of Late Medieval Hull
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorUniversity of Hull
 
OrganiserSarah McKeon, Department of History, University of Hull
Elisabeth Salter, 'Gender, Place & Memory, 1400-1900' Research Cluster, University of Hull
 
Moderator/ChairDaisy Black, School of Humanities, University of Wolverhampton
 
RespondentWendy R. Childs, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
 
Paper 738-a Living on the Margins: Commons and Community in the Humber Wetlands, 1425-1600
(Language: English)
Briony McDonagh, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Local History; Social History
Paper 738-b The Possessions and Civic Identities of Men and Women Who Owned, Described, and Traded Goods in Late Medieval Hull and Its Environs
(Language: English)
Elisabeth Salter, 'Gender, Place & Memory, 1400-1900' Research Cluster, University of Hull
Index Terms: Economics - Urban; Local History; Maritime and Naval Studies; Social History
 
AbstractThis is one of two linked sessions celebrating the late medieval heritage of Hull to mark the city's year as UK City of Culture, 2017. Dr Briony McDonagh deals with the communal management of resources in the wetlands of the Humber estuary in the 15th and 16th centuries. Her paper examines issues of commons governance, conflict over common rights, and community responses to environmental threats - such as flood risks and over-exploitation - and socio-economic change including enclosure. Professor Elisabeth Salter makes use of last will and testament and other documentary materials to investigate the material culture of Hull and its environs. Salter's paper examines the significance of Hull's port location for the material culture that developed in Hull during the Late Middle Ages. Professor Wendy Childs (Leeds) has kindly agreed to act as respondent to McDonagh and Salter's papers.