|Title||Comparative Studies of Medieval England and Iceland, I: Histories|
|Date/Time||Wednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30|
|Organiser||Katharine Marlow, School of European Languages, Culture & Society, University College London|
|Moderator/Chair||Rebecca Drake, Department of English & Related Literature, University of York|
|Respondent||Luthien Cangemi, School of European Languages, Culture & Society, University College London|
|Paper 1035-a||Acts of Collective Self-Representation: Studying Ethnicity in Anglo-Saxon England and Medieval Iceland
Katharine Marlow, School of European Languages, Culture & Society, University College London
Index Terms: Daily Life; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Comparative
|Paper 1035-b||Marital Customs in Medieval Scandinavia and Medieval England
Maria Tranter, Departement Geschichte, Universität Basel
Index Terms: Daily Life; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Comparative; Politics and Diplomacy
|Paper 1035-c||Defining Feud: A Comparative Study of Behavioural Norms during Conflict in High Medieval England and Iceland
Louisa Taylor, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University / Center for History, University of Highlands & Islands
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Military History
|Abstract||Continued interest in comparative approaches to studying medieval England and Iceland since our sessions of the same name in 2020 drives this session to once more consider the purpose of comparative studies of history across borders from the early to late Middle Ages. Our primary question is: what can we learn about medieval English and Icelandic history through comparison? Within this, this session focuses on social and cultural history, questioning the role of the individual in medieval English and Icelandic communities.
As our respondent for this session, Luthien Cangemi brings a well-grounded knowledge of Anglo-Scandinavian social and political history, which will further broaden the session's discourse of English and Icelandic medieval social and cultural history. Moreover, Luthien's response will actively draw together the findings of the session's two papers, finding their similarities and differences and drawing these out for the benefit of the session attendees. We believe that this response is integral to our comparative methodology across both of our sessions; not only do we seek to encourage comparative approaches to the various disciplines of study of medieval England and Iceland, but we also seek to encourage a comparative and connective understanding of the ideas presented in this session.