Converting Landscapes

March 22-23, Bangor University


Session 1: Burial Evidence and Problems of Interpretation

Session 2: From Pagan to Christian Landscapes

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