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Animals in Medieval Context, Trivent Publishing’s new series

Animals in Medieval Context, Trivent Publishing’s new series on medieval animals, is conceived to bring together scholars interested in the manifold ways humans have related to and depended on non-human animals for physical and spiritual existence in medieval Europe and beyond. The aim of the series is to bring together publications on all...

Recent publications on animals in the Middle Ages

Recent books published in 2020 and 2021 dealing with Medieval animals. Falconry in the Mediterranean Context During the Pre-Modern Era, edited by Charles Burnett and Baudouin Van den Abeele. Bibliotheca Cynegetica 9. Genève: Droz, 2021. Information: https://www.droz.org/suisse/product/978260006236718 chapters, by various contributors.Abstract: La fauconnerie a été une activité de rois, empereurs, émirs, khans, marchands et...

Cutest little mama cow licking her baby bullock, Bod. MS 763.

MAD at Leeds, IMC 2021

The Medieval Animal Data-network organizes as usual several sessions and one round table during the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 5-9 July 2021).  Tuesday 6 July 2021: 09.00-10.30 Session 515 Title Domesticities Date/Time Tuesday 6 July 2021: 09.00-10.30   Sponsor Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien   Organiser Gerhard Jaritz, Department of...

New MAD publication: Medieval Animals on the Move Between Body and Mind (Palgrave, March 2021)

Medieval Animals on the Move: Between Body and Mind comprises a selection of peer-reviewed papers based on the 2017 conference of the Medieval Animal Database-Network (MAD), organized at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies of Stockholm University, “Animals on the Move in the Middle Ages”. MAD has organized a series of small...

Olaus Magnus. Fishing net

Call for papers: Aquatic Animals in the Global Middle Ages (Digital Workshop)

Aquafauna has recently been the topic of several conferences and publications focusing on zoological knowledge, its transmission, and transformation. Our workshop aims to investigate the imagery of aquatic animals in literature, their symbolism, their metaphorical use, and widespread views and misconceptions about such animals. We would like to propose a global perspective limited...

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)

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...

New publication on animals in muslim culture: L’Arca di Noè. Studi in onore di Giovanni Canova

Ghersetti, A., O. Capezio, and F. Bellino, eds. L’Arca Di Noè. Studi in Onore Di Giovanni Canova. Quaderni Di Studi Arabi, n. s. 14. Roma: Istituto per l’Oriente, 2019. http://www.ipocan.it/index.php/it/quaderni-di-studi-arabi. Table of contents Antonella GHERSETTI, Oriana CAPEZIO, Francesca BELLINO, L’arca Noè. Studi in onore di Giovanni Canova, 5-12 Eros BALDISSERA, Giovanni Canova: i...

Reinardus 29 (2017)

Reinardus. Yearbook of the International Reynard Society, Volume 29 (2017) [published May 2018] Table of contents Articles Formes brèves et mise en prose: Le cas des Herberies Paola Cifarelli, 1–15 “In dorso colorem habet inter viridem et ceruleum…”: Liber rerum e osservazione zoologica diretta nell’enciclopedia di Tommaso di Cantimpré Mattia Cipriani, 16–98 “Au...

Book: Animaltown. Beasts in Medieval Urban Space (BAR 2858, 2017)

Urban space constitutes a place where people and animals live together in close proximity with each other, creating changing landscapes of co-existence, conflict, mutual dependencies and exploitation. The medieval animals found in the articles of Animaltown: Beasts in Medieval Urban Space, appear in text and image, as well as archaeological find materials in...

MAD at LEEDS, IMC 2018 : Beautiful Animals, Disabled Beasts and Bears

The Medieval Animal Data-network organizes as usual two sessions and one round table during the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 2-5 July 2018). Session 108 Title Beautiful Animals Date/Time Monday 2 July 2018: 11.15-12.45 Abstract The qualities of animals play an important role in their medieval textual and visual representations. One of them is...

Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.638). MS M.638 fol. 2v

Historical Zoodemography. History of animal population (Paris-Nanterre, March 15, 2018)

Place: Campus Paris Ouest, MAE, Bâtiment Max Weber, salle séminaire 2  Nanterre, France (92) Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9h30-16h Contact : Fabrice Guizard  (fguizard [at] gmail [dot] com) French abstract: http://calenda.org/430407 PDF Flyer Programme 9h30-12h00 Fabrice Guizard (UMR 7041) Introduction Laure Fontana (CNRS-UMR 7041) Les groupes humains et les rennes au Paléolithique supérieur en...

Defining the marine monster. Conference, University of Caen, March 9th, 2018

Date : Friday March 9th 2018, 9h30-16h. University of Caen Normandy, campus 1, Esplanade de la Paix, MRSH, room SH 027. Organization : Craham, ICHTYA research programme (http://www.unicaen.fr/crahm/spip.php?article969 Programme : https://craham.hypotheses.org/1530 French abstract Quiconque travaille sur les créatures aquatiques dans les textes ou dans les arts figurés de l’Antiquité, du Moyen Âge et...

Valenciennes, BM, ms. 320, f. 43. Thomas de Cantimpre, Liber de natura rerum, 13th C. Begining of the book on human monsters. On top: instruction for the illuminator: I. monstre demi homme demi beste

Call for papers: Hybrid bodies at the edge of the human in the Middle Ages (Louvain, 19-20 April 2018)

Corps hybrides aux frontières de l’humain au Moyen Âge Conference,  Université  de Louvain-la-Neuve, 19-20 April 2018 Call for papers In the Middle Ages, the integrity of the body constituted a mirror of the universe and a model to understand nature and to reinforce current social and political structures. Deformation and metamorphosis posed a...

Call for papers: Depicting and describing animals in ancient Greece, Rome and beyond (Cornell U., September 8-10, 2017)

ZOOGRAPHEIN – Depicting and describing animals in ancient Greece, Rome and beyond Cornell University, Ithaca NY September 8-10, 2017 In collaboration with the research network ZOOMATHIA Call for papers deadline: February 1, 2017 Greek and Roman culture is replete with verbal and visual descriptions and depictions of animals, from Herodotus’ gold-digging ants or...

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

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...

Zoomathia : Research Network Meeting & Conference (Sienna, October 27-28, 2016)

Conference organized by : Cristiana Franco (Siena, Università per Stranieri) Marco Vespa (Università di Siena, Università di Pisa, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Nice)  Arnaud Zucker (Nice, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS) October 27-28, 2016 • Università per Stranieri, Siena (Italy) October 27, Thursday Research network meeting October 28, Friday CONFERENCE Towards multidisciplinary research projects...

Conference: Around Timotheos of Gaza Late Antiquity Greek zoological sources in Syriac and Arabic literature

Around Timotheos of Gaza / Autour de Timothée de Gaza Journée d’étude organisée par  Arnaud Zucker & Jean-Charles Ducene 4 novembre 2016 • 9h-15h30 MSHS, Saint-Jean d’Angely 3, Amphi 31 NICE (France) Late Antiquity Greek zoological sources (IIe-VIe s. ap. J.-C.) in syriac and arabic literature (VIIIe-XVe s.) Les sources grecques tardives (IIe-VIe...

Call for papers: Animals in the hood – the long history of cohabitation (Valenciennes 11-12 May 2017)

Les animaux sont dans la place. La longue histoire d’une cohabitation À l’occasion des quatrième rencontres « Des bêtes et des hommes », historiens, historiens d’art, littéraires, archéologues et zootechniciens sont conviés à penser la place laissée aux animaux ou partagée avec eux, qu’ils soient exploités, commensaux ou intrusifs, dans les espaces habités...

Call for papers: Session on Medieval Equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds

Medieval Equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds Following the success of edieval equestrianism sessions at the International medieval congress (IMC) Leeds 2016, we invite papers for special sessions on medieval equestrian history for the IMC at Leeds in 2017. We welcome papers on theoretical and practical aspects of medieval equestrianism, as...

Call for papers: Walruses, Whales and Narwhals Maritime Ivories in Western Europe, 900-1500 (Kalamazoo 2017)

In the history of carved ivories, maritime mammals have often been eclipsed by the elephant, considered as a nobler ivory to which walrus or whale ivory would only be a poor man’s substitute. But this historiographical view is not without its shortcomings, as not only did walrus hunting play a significant role in...

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