Session1236
TitleThe Mediterranean and Southern France, II: Beyond Braudel - The State of Medieval Environmental History
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserJohn H. Arnold, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
 
Moderator/ChairDaniel Smail, Department of History, Harvard University
 
Paper 1236-a The State of Medieval Environmental History in the Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Steven Bednarski, Department of History, University of Waterloo, Ontario
Index Terms: Architecture - General; Historiography - Medieval; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Science
Paper 1236-b Étudier les perturbations climatiques au Moyen Âge: L'exemple de Montpellier et son arrière-pays (Sud de France)
(Language: Français)
Geneviève Dumas, Département d'histoire, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec
Lucie Galano, Centre d'Études Médiévales de Montpellier (CEMM - EA 4583), Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Index Terms: Economics - Rural; Economics - Urban; Local History; Social History
Paper 1236-c The Migration of Birds across Late Antique and Early Medieval Arts
(Language: English)
Danielle Joyner, Department of Art History, Lawrence University, Wisconsin
Index Terms: Art History - General; Art History - Painting; Daily Life; Pagan Religions
 
AbstractDuring the Middle Ages, political borders did not isolate southern France from its Mediterranean neighbors. The sessions in this series are designed to bring the region's rich historiography out of its local context and to connect southern France to the field of Mediterranean studies. This session, featuring a team of Canada-based speakers, explores key themes in the environmental history of southern France. Although historians were slow to embrace the concept of nature as an historical protagonist, as called for by Braudel, interest has accelerated in the last decade as scholars have grafted new, interdisciplinary approaches onto more traditional historical inquiries.