International Medieval Congress Session
Leeds, 12th July 2000
The Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name
Survey (ASPNS) presented a session at the International Medieval Congress
in Leeds on 12th July 2000. The moderator, Dr Kathryn A. Lowe (Dept of English
Language, University of Glasgow) introduced three speakers:
The abstract for the session is as follows: In a predominantly agricultural
society, the observation of the seasons is vital for survival and fundamental
to many folk beliefs and myths. The session explores the seasonal availability
of food plants in early mediaeval England, and the significance to the Anglo-Saxons
of evergreen plants which appear to defy the changing seasons.
- Dr Debby Banham (Dept of History
and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge) spoke on 'Fruits
of the Earth in their Season: the Anglo-Saxon Agricultural Year'.
- Ms Noriko Unebe (Faculty of Humanities, Tokyo
Kasei Gakuin University) spoke on 'Seaweed: an Anglo-Saxon Seasonal
- Dr Carole Biggam (Dept of English Language, University of Glasgow)
spoke on 'Seasonless Evergreens in Anglo-Saxon England'.
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