MAD at Leeds, International Medieval Congress 2013

Amiens, Bibl. mun., ms. 0399, f. 147v. Bartholomaeus Anglicus, Jean Corbechon (transl.) Livre des propriétés des choses, 1447

Amiens, Bibl. mun., ms. 0399, f. 147v.
Livre des propriétés des choses, 1447

The Medieval Animal Data Network organizes several sessions at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, July 1-4,  2013). The 2013 annual theme is ”Pleasure“.

The MAD sessions will all take place Wednesday, July 3rd, from 14.15 to 18.00 (two “Pleasure” sessions), and from 19.30 to 20.30 (round-table discussion about ostriches).

The MAD sessions and round table will gather eleven scholars from Hungary, Austria, Spain, France, England. Multidisciplinary approaches will investigate on the diverse pleasures brought by living animals or objects (fur, ivory).

Program of the sessions

Session 1222
Title Animals and the Diversity of Pleasure, I
Date/Time/Place Wednesday 3 July 2013: 14.15-15.45. Baines Wing G 40
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, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1222-a Fun in the Chicken Run: Two 14th-Century German Poultry Poems
(Language: English)
Gabriele Klug, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters & der frühen Neuzeit, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Paper 1222-b ‘[…] copia autem piscium excedit fere omnia regna’: The Delight of Fishes in Medieval Hungary
(Language: English)
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1222-c When Pets Go Bad: Animal Bites and the Loss of Pleasure
(Language: English)
Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Department of History, University of York
Abstract The session concentrates on the variety of ways that medieval people exploited and experienced animals and animal products for their own pleasures. The spectrum ranges from the tactile pleasure of furs, the beauty of ivories to the wonderment of menageries and the emotional fulfilments offered by chicken and pets.

 

Session 1322
Title Animals and the Diversity of Pleasure, II
Date/Time/Place Wednesday 3 July 2013: 16.30-18.00. Baines Wing G 40
Sponsor Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1322-a Possessing Wild Beasts in Monastic Menageries: A Condemnable Effeminate Pleasure?
(Language: English)
Thierry Buquet, Institut Français du Proche Orient, Beirut
Paper 1322-b Turning Heads: The Sartorial Use of Fur
(Language: English)
Eva Fairnell, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Paper 1322-c Animals of Pleasure: Touch, Function, and Materiality in Gothic Ivory Carvings
(Language: English)
Naomi Speakman, Department of Prehistory & Europe, British Museum, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Abstract The session concentrates on the variety of ways that medieval people exploited and experienced animals and animal products for their own pleasures. The spectrum ranges from the tactile pleasure of furs, the beauty of ivories to the wonderment of menageries and the emotional fulfilments offered by chicken and pets.

 

Round-table discussion

Session 1422
Title Ostriches: A Round Table Discussion
Date/Time/Place Wednesday 3 July 2013: 19.30-20.30. Leeds University Union: Meeting Room 2
Sponsor M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata Network), Central European University, Budapest
Organiser Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Abstract Following the discussions at the IMC in recent years always dealing with one animal (species), we will this year concentrate on the ostrich, the knowledge about it in medieval Europe, its use and by-products, its textual and visual representations, the disseminated stories about its nature and characteristics, and its symbolic attributes. Participants include Thierry Buquet (Institut Français du Proche Orient, Beirut), Alice Choyke (Central European University, Budapest), Dragoş Gh. Năstăsoiu (Central European University, Budapest), and Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
 

Papers

 

Fact Checking: Can Ostriches Digest Iron? (T. Buquet) http://mad.hypotheses.org/131


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