Converting the Isles


Converting Landscapes

March 22-23, Bangor University


Session 1: Burial Evidence and Problems of Interpretation

Elizabeth O'Brien, 'Pagan or Christian? An Assessment of Burial Rites in Ireland 5th-8th Century AD (Powerpoint)

Adrián Maldonado, 'Pictish Barrows and the Christian Landscape'


Session 2: From Pagan to Christian Landscapes

Tomás Ó Carragáin, 'Ecclesiastical and Secular Settlements in Early Medieval Ireland: Distributions, Densities and Interactions'

Morten Søvsø, 'Ansgar's Church in Ribe? The Viking Age Cemetery underneath the Cathedral' (MP3 or Ogg Vorbis and Powerpoint)


Session 3: Stone Monuments and the Conversion of the Landscape

Meggen Gondek, 'Pagan and Christian, Practice and Belief in a Pictish Landscape' (MP3 or Ogg Vorbis and Powerpoint)

Cecilia Ljung, 'Memorial Traditions in Transition - Stone Monuments as Part of Conversion of the Landscape in 11th-century Central Sweden' (MP3 or Ogg Vorbis)


Session 4: Technology as a Tool of Conversion

Thomas McErlean, 'Milling and Agricultural Technology on the Estates of the Early Church' (MP3 or Ogg Vorbis and Powerpoint)

Gabor Thomas, 'Marsh, Downland and Weald: Monastic Foundation and Rural Intensification' (MP3 or Ogg Vorbis and Powerpoint)


Session 5: Urbanization and Christianity

Rory Naismith, 'Conversion through the prism of art' (MP3 or Ogg Vorbis and Powerpoint)

Lesley Abrams


Conference Report and Programme





Supported by:

The Leverhulme Trust