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

Adam naming animals, British Library Ms Royal 12 F. XIII, f. 34v

Adam naming animals, British Library Ms Royal 12 F. XIII, f. 34v

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
9:30 – 10:00 : Opening address

Topic 1: Travelling animal imagery

10:00 – 10:20 : Beatrice Amelotti: The use of animals in Giovanni da San Gimignano’s Liber de exempiis et similitudinibus rerum

10:20 – 10:40 : Joana Antunes: The restless ape. A journey through Portuguese medieval and early modern art

10:40 – 11:00 : Coffee break

Topic 2: Animals on the Road

11:00 – 11:20 :  Gerhard Jaritz: Medieval slow animals, medieval quick animals

11:20 – 11:40 : Ylva Telldahl: The horse as transporters of beliefs and as iconographic symbols. Is animal colour used to enhance the meaning of medieval stories?

11:40 – 12:00 : Xu Zhexin: Imperial Postal System and the Publication of Equine Veterinary Medicine Books in Ming China: A Case Study on Yuanhen Liaomaji

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch break

13:00 – 13:20 : Tanja Tolar: The image of camels in Western art between 12th and 14th century

13:20 – 13:40 : Tracey Eckersley: Sacred Sumpters: Depictions of Camels and Horses in Eastern Late Antique Pilgrimage Churches

13:40 – 14:00 : Eve Rannamäe: Mobility of livestock in medieval and Early Modern Estonia, with an emphasis on sheep (Ovis aries)

14:00 –  14:20 : Coffee break

Topic 3: Herding and trade

14:20 – 14:40 : Bernadette McCooey: The lesser spotted species of Icelandic farming

14:40 – 15:00 : Hanna Kivikero: Distribution of animal products in early modern Sweden

15:00 – 15:20 : Ida Hast: The animals in Sala mining village, Sweden: an insight into 16-17th century meat consumption

15:20 – 15:40 : Erika Gál: A stream of meat and pleasure: birds in medieval Hungary

18:00 Conference dinner (optional) at “Järnvägsrestaurangen”, Östra station
(at T14 station “Tekniska högskolan”)

November 11 Saturday

Topic 4: Dangerous animals?

10:00 – 10:20 : Megan Cavell: Mobile Predator, Static Prey: Literary Approaches to Wolves in Anglo-Saxon England

10:20 – 10:40 : Laura Gelfand: Saints Encountering Wolves in the Medieval World

10:40 – 11:00 : Richard Trachsler: The Eye and the Spots. Observations on the Lynx in Medieval Literature

11:00 – 11:20 : Coffee break

11:20 – 11:40 : Alice M. Choyke: The Hunter chases the Prey: Dog and Hair pairings in medieval Europe and possible precurors

11:40 – 12:00 : Christopher Nichols: Dog Remains at the Cemetery of Valsgärde, Uppland, Sweden

12:00 – 12:40 : Monika Milosavljević: Always Angular and Never Straight: Medieval Snakes in Human Graves?

12:40 – 13:40 : Lunch break

Topic 5: Circulating animal parts

13:40 – 14:00 : Myriam Marrache-Gouraud: Feather issues in Early Modern cabinets of curiosity (XVI-XVIIth centuries)

14:20 – 14:40 : Ingrid Matschinegg: Antlers in the Parlour and other animal-derived objects in the interior. Observations from late medieval and early modern Austrian Inventories

14:40 – 15:00 : Johnny Karlsson: Exotic animal raw materials at Sigtuna, Sweden

15:00 – 15:20 : Coffee break

15:20 – 16:00 :  General discussion: data base development, publication, next meeting

Program in PDF


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