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St Jerome and the Lion 1502 Tempera on canvas, 141 x 211 cm Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice

Conference: The Animals according to Church Fathers (Sylvanes, France, 23-26 June 2016

Les animaux chez les Pères de l’Église 25e Rencontres de Patristique, Abbaye de Sylvanès (Aveyron, France), 23-26 June, 2016 Organization: Université de Toulouse 2 – Jean-Jaurès ; Université catholique de Louvain, Institut des Sources Chrétiennes Les « Rencontres de Patristique » existent depuis plus de vingt-cinq ans ; elles furent longtemps organisées à Carcassonne avant d’être reprises d’abord...

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Reinardus (27, 2015)

The peer-reviewed journal Reinardus aims to promote comparative research in the fields of medieval comic, satirical, didactic, and allegorical literature, with emphasis on beast epic, fable and fabliau, including sources, influences and later developments into the modern period. Moreover, Reinardus is the only journal entirely devoted to the study of the animals in...

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Call for papers: XXIInd Colloquium of the International Reynard Society (Reading, UK, 12-16 July 2017)

First circular : February 2016 The XXIInd Colloquium of the International Reynard Society will be held in Reading, under the auspices of the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, 12-16 July 2017. Reading is conveniently situated, just 30 minutes by train from London and within easy access of Heathrow airport. Reading University’s attractive campus...

Hedgehogs rolling to pick up food, from a 13th-century English bestiary: British Library, Royal 12 F XIII, fol. 45r.

Conference: Ethological issues in Ancient and Medieval Documents (Rouen, 14-15 April 2016)

Les problématiques éthologiques dans les documents antiques et médiévaux Rouen (France) 14-15 April 2016 Zoomathia conference: « Les problématiques éthologiques dans les documents antiques et médiévaux (textes, images)   étude des sources, évolution des connaissances, diffusion du savoir, identification des espèces » [Ethological issues in Ancient and medieval documents (texts and images): sources, evolution and...

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Identifying and describing aquatic animals in the Middle Ages (Caen, March 25, 2016)

Identifier et décrire les animaux aquatiques au Moyen Âge 25 mars 2016, 9h30-16h. Université de Caen, Campus 1, Salle du Belvédère, bâtiment D, DR 408. Argument Dans le cadre du programme de recherche Ichtya, le CRAHAM organise le 25 mars 2016 à l’Université de Caen Normandie une journée d’études intitulée « Identifier et décrire...

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Call for papers: Aquatic Animals and Monsters of the Northern Seas (Cerisy, Normandy, 31 May-3 June 2017)

Aquatic Animals and Monsters of the Northern Seas Imagination, knowledge, exploitation, from Antiquity to 1600 Deadline for abstract submission: May, 31st 2016 Place : Centre culturel de Cerisy-la-Salle (France, Normandy), May 32st – June 3rd 2017 The Colloquium is devoted to the history of fish, aquatic monsters and mammals in the northern seas...

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Call for papers: Nuisibles (Pests) Paris, 31 Jan.- 1 feb 2017

Appel à communication – Call for papers Colloque international  / International Conference « Nuisibles ? Approches interdisciplinaires » Deadline for submission : 20 March2016 Dates :  31 janvier au 1 er février 2017 , Paris – La Défense (Ministère de l’Écologie – Tour Séquoia) Organised  by Association pour l’Histoire de la Protection de la Nature...

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Book: The Horse in the Medieval Culture (Micrologus Library, 2015)

Le cheval dans la culture médiévale Editors: Bernard Andenmatten, Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, Eva Pibiri XII-386 p., € 60 Series: Micrologus’ Library, 69 Firenze, SISMEL, ed. Del Galuzzo, 2015 ISBN: 978-88-8450-655-9 Contents Préface, A. Paravicini Bagliani. LE CHEVAL DANS LA TRADITION OCCIDENTALE A. Kehnel, Le sacrifice du cheval. Une brève histoire de sa découverte d’Hérodote...

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Call for papers: Animals in the Early Middle Ages (St-Dizier, 6-8 Oct. 2016)

Cherchez la (petite) bête : l’ animal au haut Moyen Âge – Appel à communication – AFAM 2016 Deadline:  29 February 2016 Saint-Dizier (France), St-Dizier, 6-8 Oct. 2016 Cherchez la (petite) bête : l’animal au haut Moyen Âge – Appel à communication – AFAM 2016 |  www.afamassociation.fr (Association française d’ archéologie mérovingienne /Merovingian Archaeology French Association)...

Majnun visited in the desert by his mother and Salim (Sanwlah). Various animals gathered around them., British Library, Or.12208, f.150b, 16th C.

Animals in the medieval and Ottoman Islamic World. A work in progress bibliography

This is the very first version of a bibliography on history of animals in the (Medieval and Ottoman Muslim world. Please send comments at medievalanimal@gmail.com and buquet.zarafa@gmail.com. If people are interested, we could organized a work-group on Zotero.org to share a bibliography with specialists from various origins and topics (hunting, falconry, veterinary medicine,...

Mâcon, Bibliothèque municipale, Ms 1, f. 211, 15th Century

Call for papers: Animals at Court (Munich, 8-10 December 2016)

Place: Department of History, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, German Organisation: Society for Court Studies, German Committee, Historisches Seminar der LMU München Dates: 08.12.2016 – 10.12.2016 Call for papers deadline: 8 December 2015 Argument Whoever does research on courts encounters, if only peripherally, animals: from horses to hounds, falcons to fleas. Animals at court included...

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Call for papers: Ethological issues in Ancient and Medieval Documents (Rouen, 14-15 April 2016)

Les problématiques éthologiques dans les documents antiques et médiévaux Rouen (France) 14-15 avril 2016 Zoomathia conference: « Les problématiques éthologiques dans les documents antiques et médiévaux (textes, images)   étude des sources, évolution des connaissances, diffusion du savoir, identification des espèces » [Ethological issues in Ancient and medieval documents (texts and images): sources, evolution and spreading...

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Call for Papers: The Animal Turn in Medieval Health Studies, International Medieval Congress, Leeds 3 – 7 July 2016

Contact: Sunny Harrison at the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds (medievalanimalhealth@gmail.com) Deadline: Friday 11th September 2015. Conference details The International Medieval Congress will be hosted at the University of Leeds, 3–7 July, 2016. The IMC offers ‘an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Papers and sessions...

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Call for papers : L’Animal et l’homme / Animal and Man (Rouen, 11-16 Avril, 2016)

Le congrès des sociétés historiques et scientifiques (CTHS : comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques) se réunit chaque année dans une ville universitaire francophone. Interdisciplinaire, il a pour mission de favoriser les échanges entre la recherche associative, les études doctorales et la recherche universitaire. Il rassemble plus de 700 participants et entend chaque année...

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Colloquium : International Reynard Society (Zürich, July, 15-19, 2015)

The 21st Colloquium of the International Reynard Society is organised at the University of Zürich. It takes place in the main building of the University, overlooking the city, from Wednesday, 15th to Saturday, 19th July 2015. List of papers (by order of time-line) Baudouin van den Abeele: Les oiseaux dans l’espace domestique médiéval:...

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Arab and Ottoman Menageries

The history of Arab menageries remains to be written. Gustave Loisel briefly touches upon it in his dusty and mediocre overview, particularly the Ottoman menageries of Constantinople (Loisel 1912, I, 184­-187). L. Keimer’s long article on Cairo skims over the menageries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Keimer 1954, 87–89). Though only a few...

Fig. 8. Detalle del retrato anónimo. Three Unknown Elizabethan Children. National Portrait Gallery, c. 1580.

De perros, mangostas y papagayos: animales de compañía en los tiempos medievales

¿Qué es una mascota? Las fuentes para su estudio Los animales de compañía, lo que hoy denominados mascotas, ocupaban el nivel de relación más estrecho con el hombre por el mero hecho del placer que producía su compañía. Y esto no deja de ser una excepción en el trato que mayoritariamente recibían los...