Climates of Change: Medieval Climate Change & Land Use Conference
Mapping Medieval Climate & Land Use
Join us for this day-long public conference which presents findings from Herstmonceux Castle and Manor, located in East Sussex, England.
For the past four years, researchers from the University of Waterloo, St. Jerome's University, Queen's University (Kingston), and the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), have joined colleagues from Canada, the US, and the UK to explore living conditions on this medieval estate at a time of pervasive climate change. In the late Middle Aged, increased rainfall and storm fronts posed challenges for the inhabitants of this ancient coastal manor. They, in turn, adapted the way they lived as a result of climate and weather.
Come and hear papers and talks from scholars and student researchers. You will learn about environmental history, medieval archives, our archaeological excavations, and much more.
Refreshments will be served throughout the day and there is no cost to attend, though we do ask that you register in advance.
* This event and the research project associated with it are funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).