ASEH 2013 Medieval EH papers

There will be several sessions/papers of interest for medieval environmental historians at the American Society for Environmental History meeting in Toronto, 3-6 April 2013:

Panel 3-J: Animals and by-products in Medieval Europe

Stuart Morrison, University of Stirling, “Transitions on the Icelandic Coastline – AD 1000 to c.1400”

Cristina Arrigoni Martelli, York University, “Ducks with read feet and shifting boundaries: Hunting in the Venetian Lagoon in the late Middle Ages”

Nils Hybel, University of Copenhagen, “Danish animal products in Europe c. 1100-1550”

Philip Slavin, McGill University, “Neglected dairy: capro-ovine milk production and consumption in late medieval England”

Panel 4-J: The Fruits and Insects of the early Middle Ages

Ben Graham, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, “Lucca’s lights: Olive oil in the early Middle Ages”

Noah Blan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, “Charlemagne’s Peaches: the Cultivation and Consumption of a Mediterranean Fruit and its Limitations in Early Medieval Northwestern Europe (c. 750-850 CE)”

David Owen, York University and Tim Newfield, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, “Locust swarms in first millennium Europe, environmental contexts and human responses”

Panel 6-B: Water, Power and Society: a Comparative History of Rivers and Lakes in Asia

Ling Zhang, Boston College, “Whose Water, Whose Sand, and Whose Land? The Yellow River and the Local Environmental History of Lankao County (12th-20th centuries)”

Panel 8-I: Fish, Food and French Society in Three Environments

Abigail Dowling, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Fish as Social Capital: The Politics of Pisciculture under Countess Mahaut d’Artois, 1302-29”

Panel 9-F: Seeing from the Sea: Marine Environmental Histories

Valerie Dufeu, University of Stirling, “Human Ecodynamics in the North Atlantic: modelling settlement patterns and the emergence of commercial fishing in Iceland and the Faeroes, 9th-13th centuries”


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