The Assembly Project - Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500


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Parent Project Title:The Assembly Project - Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500
Sub Projects: Geophysical survey at Housa Voe, Papa Stour, Shetland
Geophysical survey at Tingwall, Shetland

Project Details

Title:The Assembly Project - Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500
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Abstract:The Assembly Project – Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500 (TAP) is an international collaborative research project. TAP aims to investigate the role of assemblies (things) in the creation of collective identities and emergent kingdoms in medieval Northern Europe (AD 400-1500). Main research questions are: What was the role of assemblies (things) in the creation, consolidation and maintenance of collective identities, emergent polities and kingdoms in early medieval Northern European populations and communities?

The project will, in its entirety, contribute an entirely new combined data set for the study of early governance and administrative organisation in the societies of North West Europe. It will achieve a range of objectives including:

- the establishment of a relative chronology of assembly sites

- new knowledge on the role of assemblies in processes of territorialisation.

- a study of how law and collective norms and values were established and

enforced onto colonised/conquered areas.

- a study of gender perspective concerning power relations and assembly

access

- a historiography of assemblies and their relevance to the concepts of national identity and statehood

Keywords:thing, assembly, Norse, Iceland, Shetland, Norway
Sponsors/Funders: HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area)
Country:Other
Project Start Year:2010
Projected End Year:2013

Account Owner

Contact: Natascha Mehler
Institution: Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum
Postal Address: Leibniz-Institut für deutsche Schifffahrtsgeschichte

Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1

27568 Bremerhaven

Website: http://www.dsm.museum/ueber-uns/team/mehler.5801.de.html
Email: Mehler@dsm.museum

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Project extent

North East Coordinates: 71.41318°N, 2.85156°E
South West Coordinates: 46.07323°N, 50.97656°W