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

Adam and the animals, British Library Ms Royal 12 F. XIII, f. 34v. Bestiary, 2nd quarter of the 13th century

Adam and the animals, British Library Ms Royal 12 F. XIII, f. 34v. Bestiary, 2nd quarter of the 13th century

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 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 between scholars and students concerned with the animal-human relationship in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period.

The meeting will cover multi-disciplinary information ranging from texts to image to material culture including archaeozoology. This year’s meeting will focus on mobility in the broadest sense and the occurrence of (un)expected animals in (un)expected places.
Key topics might include:

  • Written, iconographic and material evidence of physical mobility (pastoralism, livestock trade)
  • Animals spread by art with literal or symbolic meanings without being physically present
  • Animals used in exempla, sermons and other texts (were they original and unexpected or parts of topoi?)
  • The distribution of objects made from common vs exotic animal-derived materials.

The meeting will take place on the 10th and 11th of November, 2017 at Stockholm University, Sweden.

We are welcoming submissions for 20 minute oral contributions (ca 15 min presentation + 5 min discussion) dealing with the topic at hand. Please, send your proposed title and an abstract of 200 words with your name and institution details to László Bartosiewicz: bartwicz@yahoo.com

Registration form (Word file)


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