Medieval animal Data-network Blog

MAD at LEEDS, IMC 2018 : Beautiful Animals, Disabled Beasts and Bears

The Medieval Animal Data-network organizes as usual two sessions and one round table during the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 2-5 July 2018). Session 108 Title Beautiful Animals Date/Time Monday 2 July 2018: 11.15-12.45 Abstract The qualities of animals play an important role in their medieval textual and visual representations. One of them is...

Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.638). MS M.638 fol. 2v

Historical Zoodemography. History of animal population (Paris-Nanterre, March 15, 2018)

Place: Campus Paris Ouest, MAE, Bâtiment Max Weber, salle séminaire 2  Nanterre, France (92) Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9h30-16h Contact : Fabrice Guizard  (fguizard [at] gmail [dot] com) French abstract: http://calenda.org/430407 PDF Flyer Programme 9h30-12h00 Fabrice Guizard (UMR 7041) Introduction Laure Fontana (CNRS-UMR 7041) Les groupes humains et les rennes au Paléolithique supérieur en...

Defining the marine monster. Conference, University of Caen, March 9th, 2018

Date : Friday March 9th 2018, 9h30-16h. University of Caen Normandy, campus 1, Esplanade de la Paix, MRSH, room SH 027. Organization : Craham, ICHTYA research programme (http://www.unicaen.fr/crahm/spip.php?article969 Programme : https://craham.hypotheses.org/1530 French abstract Quiconque travaille sur les créatures aquatiques dans les textes ou dans les arts figurés de l’Antiquité, du Moyen Âge et...

Octopus attacking sailors. Valenciennes, ms. 320, f. 118. Thomas de Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, 13th Century

Call for papers: Maritime Animals. Telling Stories of Animals at Sea (London, April 26-27, 2019)

Call for papers Deadline: May 15, 2018. In maritime narratives of humans, ships and the sea, animals are too often absent, or marginalised in passing references, despite the fact that ships once carried, and were populated by, all kinds of animals. Horses, mules and other ‘military’ animals crossed the sea to their battlefields,...

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...