Call for papers: Transmission of knowledge on fish and aquatic animals, texts and images (Antiquity, Middle Ages, 16th century) (Caen, Normandy, 4-6 Nov. 2021)

Thomas de Cantimpré, Liber de Natura rerum, Valenciennes, Ms 320

Thomas de Cantimpré, Liber de Natura rerum, Valenciennes, Ms 320

The conference Transmission of knowledge on fish and aquatic animals, texts and images (Antiquity, Middle Ages, 16th century) will be the closing event of GDRI Zoomathia, which ends at the end of 2021. In 2017, an international symposium was held in the International Cultural Center of Cerisy-la-Salle, entitled Aquatic Animals and Monsters of the Northern Seas. Imagination, knowledge, exploitation, from Antiquity to 1600, whose proceedings were published in the journal Anthropozoologica in 2018. The Zoomathia 2021 conference in Caen, organized by the ICHTYA program of Craham, is an extension of the 2017 conference.

This conference wishes to stress on 1) the scientific contribution of ancient sources on aquafauna and the biological and ecological knowledge of the species that compose it; 2) the transmission and diachronic evolution of scholarly data on this fauna through the various knowledge media (texts, iconography –  including mosaics, illuminated manuscripts, early printed books and engravings, etc.); 3) the way of representing marine animals species in the tradition and the keys for identifying these species provided by ancient documentation, as well as the methodological issues involved in these historical depictions. Note that the focus of the Conference is not restricted to ichthyofauna, but encompass all forms of aquatic living animals.

The organizers welcome proposals (in either French or English) on Antiquity, Middle Ages or Renaissance, both in western and eastern Mediterranean world (in Latin, Greek, Arabic, Jewish tradition).

Organization

 

Read the detailed call for papers on the conference website

Submission of communications proposals

Proposals for papers should be posted on the conference website. This deposit requires registration on the site (it is possible to connect with your Hal ID). The abstract of your communication must be a maximum of 3000 characters. It is recommended to add a CV or a bibliography in PDF format as an attached file.

Languages of communications: French and English. The communications format is 25 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Deadline for submitting contributions: January 4, 2021

The list of accepted contributions will be published in February 2021.

 


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