(Un)Expected Animals in (Un)Expected Places. 3rd International Meeting of the Medieval Animal Data-Network
(Un)Expected Animals in (Un)Expected Places in the Middle Ages & Early Modern Period
3rd International Meeting of the Medieval Animal Data-Network
May 6-7, 2014
Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
University of Louisville
The M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata-networks) is conceived as a way to bring together scholars interested in addressing the manifold ways humans have related to and depended on animals for physical and spiritual existence in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. The aim of our meeting is to stimulate academic conversations and debates between scholars and students concerned with all aspects of the animal-human relationship in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (400-1600 CE).
The meeting will cover multi-disciplinary information ranging from texts to image to material culture and bio archaeology. This year’s international meeting/symposium will focus on (un)expected animals in (un)expected places in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period.
This event is sponsored by the University of Louisville Medieval and Renaissance Workshop, with financial support from the University of Louisville Liberal Studies Project, the Department of History,the Hite Art Institute, and the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities. All talks are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is appreciated. To register, visit http://louisville.edu/medieval and https://unexpectedanimals.eventbrite.com
Schedule of Events
9:00-9:30 Registration, Morning Coffee, and Opening Remarks
SESSION 1, 9:30-11:00
OF ANIMALS, MONSTERS, IDOLATRY AND HYBRIDITY
“Golden Calves and Sacred Snakes: Signs of Idolatry in Christian Egypt,” Jennifer Westerfeld, University of Louisville.
“Enigmatic Animals: Human-animal Hybrids on the Irish High Crosses,” Hayley Humphrey, National University of Ireland.
“Monsters and Propaganda in the German Reformation Woodcuts,” Zhou Shiting, School of History, Renmin University, China.
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
SESSION 2, 11:30-1:00
OF WOLVES AND DOGS IN TEXTUAL SOURCES
“Hunting the Wolf’s Head: The Outlaw as an Animal in Land, Law, and Literature in Medieval England,” Melissa Sartore, West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
“The Nose Knows: Encountering the Canine in Bisclavret,” Alison Langdon, Western Kentucky University.
“The Wolf as ‘Moral Mirror’ in Medieval Hispanic Sources,” Xochiquetzalli Cruz Martínez, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at UNAM.
1:00-2:30 Lunch (for panelists)
SESSION 3, 2:30-4:00
OF BIRDS AND INSECTS IN MATERIAL CULTURE, LITERATURE, AND ART
“In the Wings of an Eagle: Bone flutes in medieval Hungary,” Alice Choyke, Medieval Studies Department, Central European University
“Birds and Bees and Blandin de Cornoalha,” Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville.
“More than Marginal: Insects in the Hours of Mary of Burgundy,” Eileen Yanoviak, University of Louisville.
4:00-5:00 Reception & Viewing of Special Exhibit, “Animals in the University of Louisville’s Rare Book Collection.”
7:00-9:00 Speaker Dinner
10:00-10:30 Morning Coffee
SESSION 4, 10:30-12:00
OF ANIMALS, WONDER, MADNESS AND KNOWLEDGE
“The Role of Animals in the Cause and Cure of Medieval Madness,” Anne Koening, University of South Florida.
“Creating and Modifying in Unexpected Ways? The Visual Image of Animals in the Hortus Sanitatis,” Gerhard Jaritz, Central European University, Budapest.
“Sea Monsters and the Wonders of the Arctic Ocean: Natural History in the Carta Marina,” Genevieve Carlton, University of Louisville.
12:00-12:30 Closing remarks
12:30-2:00 Lunch (for panelists)