Session816
TitleBreaking Down Disciplinary Borders: Connecting Historical and Archaeological Research, IV - Investigations into Medieval Ivory
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserClaire Burridge, Department of History, University of Sheffield
 
Moderator/ChairCarine van Rhijn, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
 
Paper 816-a The Medieval Walrus Ivory Trade as Ecological Globalisation
(Language: English)
James Barrett, Institutt for arkeologi og kulturhistorie, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Economics - Trade
Paper 816-b Ivory Networks in the Global Medieval: An Analytical Tour of Identifying and Sourcing Medieval Ivory Objects
(Language: English)
Ashley Coutu, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Economics - Trade
Paper 816-c Exploring Elephant Ivory Bag Rings in Early Medieval Graves: A 5th-Century Phenomenon?
(Language: English)
Rowan English, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus Universitet
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Economics - Trade
 
AbstractThe proposed session presents new research into medieval ivory, addressing both objects and trading networks. The papers consider ivory from a range of sources (i.e., walrus and elephant), in different contexts, and over a wide chronology, thereby offering a window onto the diversity of research focusing on ivory and its implications for many areas within medieval studies, from environmental history to global trade dynamics. Simultaneously, these papers bring together a variety of methodologies, bridging disciplinary borders and providing an introduction to the latest scientific techniques in conjunction with more traditional analytical approaches used to study ivory.