MAD at Leeds, International Medieval Congress, 2014

Thomas de Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, Valenciennes, BM, ms. 320, f. 111v.  Ca 1285.

Thomas de Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, Valenciennes, BM, ms. 320, f. 111v. Ca 1285.

The Medieval Animal Data Network organizes two sessions and a round-table at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, July 7-10,  2014).

The MAD sessions will all take place, Tuesday 8 July 2014, 09.00-10.30 and 11.15-12.45. The two sessions are entitled “Animals and the Creation of Identities”.

Our round-table will take place, Wednesday 9 July 2014, 19.00-20.00. We will talk about Whales.

The MAD sessions and round table will bring together 10 scholars from Argentina, Hungary, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal , United Kingdom, USA, etc.

Program of the sessions

Session 504
Place University House : De Grey Room
Title Animals and the Creation of Identities, I
Date/Time Tuesday 8 July 2014: 09.00-10.30
Sponsor Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 504-a Slavs and Dogs: The Depiction of Slavs in Central European Sources of the 10th and 11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Andrea Vanina Neyra, Consejo de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires / Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Medievales
Paper 504-b Animals in Medieval Cuman Rituals: The Transformation of a Steppe Heritage and a Group’s Identity
(Language: English)
Kyra Lyublyanovics, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 504-c Animalia Caesaris: Remembering Imperial Animals in Medieval Menageries
(Language: English)
Thierry Buquet, Institut Français du Proche Orient, Beirut
Abstract Animals and their qualities were frequently used to create or sustain the identity of groups or individuals of medieval society in a positive or negative way. The session will deal with this phenomenon, on the one hand, concerning peoples and, on the other hand, with regard to the revival of the memory of a glorious past.
Session 604
Place University House : De Grey Room
Title Animals and the Creation of Identities, II
Date/Time Tuesday 8 July 2014: 11.15-12.45
Sponsor Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 604-a Animals in Bohemian Denominational Polemics
(Language: English)
Kateřina Horníčková, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems
Paper 604-b Animals and the Visual Construction of the Sinner in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Paper 604-c Animals in an Upside Down World – Humans in an Upside Down World?
(Language: English)
Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Abstract Animals and their qualities were frequently used to create or sustain the identity of groups or individuals of medieval society in a positive or negative way. The session will deal with this phenomenon, on the one hand, concerning various aspects of religious life and, on the other hand, with regard to its occurrence in literary evidence.

 

Session 1404
Place University House : De Grey Room
Title Whales: A Round Table Discussion
Date/Time Wednesday 9 July 2014: 19.00-20.00
Sponsor M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata Network)
Organiser Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Abstract As a continuation of the tradition of past congresses the international M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata Network) again offers the discussion about one animal, its role and perception in the medieval world. This year, the whale will be the topic of the round table, an animal known by people mainly from the bible and as the subject of a number of visual and textual, often very different discourses.Participants include Cristina Brito (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Thierry Buquet (Institut Français du Proche Orient, Beirut), Alice Choyke (Central European University, Budapest), Irina Metzler (Swansea University), and Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo (University of Louisville, Kentucky).

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