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Valenciennes, BM, ms. 320, f. 43. Thomas de Cantimpre, Liber de natura rerum, 13th C. Begining of the book on human monsters. On top: instruction for the illuminator: I. monstre demi homme demi beste

Call for papers: Hybrid bodies at the edge of the human in the Middle Ages (Louvain, 19-20 April 2018)

Corps hybrides aux frontières de l’humain au Moyen Âge Conference,  Université  de Louvain-la-Neuve, 19-20 April 2018 Call for papers In the Middle Ages, the integrity of the body constituted a mirror of the universe and a model to understand nature and to reinforce current social and political structures. Deformation and metamorphosis posed a...

A sitting swallow with forked tail in colour drawn for the Aberdeen Bestiary.

Swallows and Humans in Wales: historical and modern feeding strategies

Species History Barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) have been noted as commensal with humans and livestock throughout recorded history. One of the first records comes from Pliny’s Natural History where it is explained: [Hirundines] Thebarum tecta subire negantur quoniam urbs illa saepius capta sit, nec Bizyes in Threcia propter scelera Terei. [Swallows] do not...

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Program : Animals on the Move in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period (Stockholm, 10-11 Nov. 2017)

INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF THE MEDIEVAL ANIMAL DATA NETWORK (MAD) Animals on the Move in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period 10–11 November, 2017, Stockholm University, Sweden Program November 9 Thursday Arrival to Stockholm 15:00 – 18:00 : Registration open at the University, Room 334 November 10 Friday 9:00 – 9:30 : Registration...

Reinardus, 2016, vol. 28

Yearbook of the International Reynard Society, Volume 28 (2016) Table of Contents À propos du corbeau dans la traduction des Vaticinia de summis pontificibus par Jean Miélot: quelques questions littéraires et philologiques, Elisabetta Barale (1-22) La métamorphose des Minéides en chauves-souris dans l’Ovide moralisé, Angela Calenda (23-30) Langue et parole de la serpente...

Aquatic Animals and Monsters of the Northern Seas: Programme (Cerisy-La-Salle, May 31-June 2017)

The Colloquium is devoted to the history of fish, aquatic monsters and mammals in the northern seas (the English Channel, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Norwegian Sea, the North Atlantic), from antiquity to 1600. The colloquium is structured in five topics: Zoological Knowledge: Naming Describing, Identifying Sea products: fishing, eating, transforming Iconography: representing marine...

Conference: The Reception of the Physiologus in Mediaeval Encyclopaedias (Paris, June 14th, 2017)

Journée d’études « La réception du Physiologus dans les encyclopédies médiévales » Demi-journée d’études sur l’utilisation du Physiologus dans les encyclopédies médiévales, organisée le 14 juin 2017 à l’Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, dans le cadre du projet SourcEncyMe et du Groupe de recherche international Zoomathia. À l’occasion du colloque international “The Physiologus...

Call for papers: Depicting and describing animals in ancient Greece, Rome and beyond (Cornell U., September 8-10, 2017)

ZOOGRAPHEIN – Depicting and describing animals in ancient Greece, Rome and beyond Cornell University, Ithaca NY September 8-10, 2017 In collaboration with the research network ZOOMATHIA Call for papers deadline: February 1, 2017 Greek and Roman culture is replete with verbal and visual descriptions and depictions of animals, from Herodotus’ gold-digging ants or...

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Call for papers : Animals on the Move in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period (Stockholm, 10-11 Nov. 2017)

INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF THE MEDIEVAL ANIMAL DATA NETWORK (MAD) Animals on the Move in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period 10–11 November, 2017, Stockholm University, Sweden The DEADLINE for submissions is 28 February, 2017. M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata-networks) (http://www.imareal.sbg.ac.at/mad/ ; http://mad.hypotheses.org/) was conceived as a way to bring together scholars interested in the...

Zoomathia : Research Network Meeting & Conference (Sienna, October 27-28, 2016)

Conference organized by : Cristiana Franco (Siena, Università per Stranieri) Marco Vespa (Università di Siena, Università di Pisa, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Nice)  Arnaud Zucker (Nice, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS) October 27-28, 2016 • Università per Stranieri, Siena (Italy) October 27, Thursday Research network meeting October 28, Friday CONFERENCE Towards multidisciplinary research projects...

Conference: Around Timotheos of Gaza Late Antiquity Greek zoological sources in Syriac and Arabic literature

Around Timotheos of Gaza / Autour de Timothée de Gaza Journée d’étude organisée par  Arnaud Zucker & Jean-Charles Ducene 4 novembre 2016 • 9h-15h30 MSHS, Saint-Jean d’Angely 3, Amphi 31 NICE (France) Late Antiquity Greek zoological sources (IIe-VIe s. ap. J.-C.) in syriac and arabic literature (VIIIe-XVe s.) Les sources grecques tardives (IIe-VIe...

Call for papers: Animals in the hood – the long history of cohabitation (Valenciennes 11-12 May 2017)

Les animaux sont dans la place. La longue histoire d’une cohabitation À l’occasion des quatrième rencontres « Des bêtes et des hommes », historiens, historiens d’art, littéraires, archéologues et zootechniciens sont conviés à penser la place laissée aux animaux ou partagée avec eux, qu’ils soient exploités, commensaux ou intrusifs, dans les espaces habités...

Call for papers: Session on Medieval Equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds

Medieval Equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds Following the success of edieval equestrianism sessions at the International medieval congress (IMC) Leeds 2016, we invite papers for special sessions on medieval equestrian history for the IMC at Leeds in 2017. We welcome papers on theoretical and practical aspects of medieval equestrianism, as...

Call for papers: Walruses, Whales and Narwhals Maritime Ivories in Western Europe, 900-1500 (Kalamazoo 2017)

In the history of carved ivories, maritime mammals have often been eclipsed by the elephant, considered as a nobler ivory to which walrus or whale ivory would only be a poor man’s substitute. But this historiographical view is not without its shortcomings, as not only did walrus hunting play a significant role in...

Conference: Cherchez la petite bête. L’animal au haut Moyen Âge. 37es journées internationales d’archéologie mérovingienne (AFAM 2016)

www.afamassociation.fr (Association française d’ archéologie mérovingienne /Merovingian Archaeology French Association) Chassé, pêché, domestiqué, familier ou sauvage, l’animal est indispensable à la survie de l’homme et se place naturellement au centre de l’économie des sociétés pré-industrielles. Les 37e Journées internationales lui seront entièrement consacrées. Date: 6-8 Octobre 2016 Programme (PDF) : AFAM-2016-programme Venue: Théâtre municipal,...

MAD at Leeds (International Medieval Congress, 4-7 July 2016)

The Medieval Animal Dat-network will organize as usual several sessions and roundtable during the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016). This year, the Special Thematic Strand is ‘Food, Feast & Famine’. Once again the line between animal and human blurs as people in the Middle Ages across Europe used ideas about what...

Conference: Menschen und Tiere zwischen Mittelalter und Moderne (Bamberg, 7-9 July 2016)

Internationale Tagung der Bamberg Graduate School of History (BaGraHist) Vom 7. bis 9. Juli 2016 findet die internationale Tagung “Menschen und Tiere zwischen Mittelalter und Moderne” an der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg statt. Die von der Bamberg Graduate School of History veranstaltete Konferenz befasst sich hauptsächlich mit europäischen Mensch-Tier-Verhältnissen in der frühen Neuzeit. Das Verhältnis...

Apocalypse, Normandy ca. 1330 (BnF, Latin 14410, p. 65

Book: D’ailes et d’oiseaux au Moyen Âge (Of Wings and Birds in the Middle Ages)

D’ailes et d’oiseaux au Moyen Âge : Langues, littérature et histoire des sciences, ed. Claude Thomasset (Festschrift Claude Gaignebet), Paris, Champion (Series. Sciences techniques), 2016, 456 p. (Publisher’s webpage: http://www.honorechampion.com/fr/champion/9160-book-08532931-9782745329318.html) Table of contents D’AILES ET DE MYTHES, DANS LES CIVILISATIONS Claude Gaignebet, Autour de l’aigle et du roitelet Isabelle Olivier, Sur les ailes de l’oiseau :...

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...

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...