Author: MAD

Call for papers: International Reynard Society (Zürich, July, 15-19, 2015)

The 21st  Colloquium of the International Reynard Society will be organised at the University of Zurich  from Wednesday, 15th to Saturday, 19th July 2015. For this edition of the Colloquium, the bureau of the Reynard Society suggests the following topics: The allegorical animal – the animal allegory; Birds; “Border cases” among short narratives

Open Call for MAD Blog Submissions

Many scholars researching the Middle Ages come across references to animals, but these references are sometimes tangential and they are relegated to a footnote if they ever make it into an article or book at all. The Medieval Animal Data-Network is trying to bring these stranded pieces of evidence regarding animals in the...

Den Haag, Koniklijke Bibliotek, Ms. 135 K40, f. 14, 15th century

Call for Papers: Medieval Pets. Enarratio Journal. Special Issue.

Call For Papers: Medieval Pets Enarratio Special Issue Editor: Kristen Figg Essays are sought for a special issue of Enarratio on medieval pets. Papers may approach different kinds of pets from different disciplinary perspectives, and through a variety of textual types from narrative fiction to nonfiction. Potential topics include but are not limited to:...

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

XXXVIII Coloquio Internacional de Historia del Arte. Animalística

For the English Version of this Call for Papers for the “38th International Colloquium of Art History: Animals” click this LINK. Mérida, Yucatán, del 28 de Septiembre al 1 de Octubre 2014. La fauna y sus representaciones visuales, acústicas y literarias son, sin duda, un tema recurrente en la Historia del Arte. En...

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

Animal sessions in Kalamazoo 2014

MAD will not be present at Kalamazoo this year (49th International Congress on Medieval Studies May 8–11, 2014) , but many sessions will deal with various aspects of animals in the Middle Ages. This post provides an exhaustive selection of the animal sessions and papers in Kalamazoo this year. Thursday 3:30 p.m. Session 89...

MAD conference 2014 flyer

(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...

The elephant at the Tower of London (London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero D I. f. 169v).

Sessions and papers about Animals at Leeds, IMC, 2014

Along with the sessions organized by MAD (see the program at http://mad.hypotheses.org/225), many papers will deal with medieval animals at Leeds, International medieval congress, July 7-10 2014. Session 113 Title Negotiating the Boundary between Human and Non-Human: Dogs, Warriors, and Fools Date/Time Monday 7 July 2014: 11.15-12.45 Organiser IMC Programming Committee Moderator/Chair Siegrid...

Thomas de Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, Valenciennes, BM, ms. 320, f. 111v. Ca 1285.

MAD at Leeds, International Medieval Congress, 2014

The Medieval Animal Data Network organizes two sessions and a round-table at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, July 7-10,  2014). The MAD sessions will all take place, Tuesday 8 July 2014, 09.00-10.30 and 11.15-12.45. The two sessions are entitled “Animals and the Creation of Identities”. Our round-table will take place, Wednesday 9 July...

Adam naming the animals of the world, from the Peterborough Bestiary (MS 53, f. 195v)

Animals and Words: Talking about Animals – Talking with Animals – Talking Animals

New Animaliter colloquium  (May, 26-27, 2014) : The Programme is online (PDF) : http://www.encyclopaedia-animalium.germanistik.uni-mainz.de/Tierlexikon%20Textdateien/Tagungsprogramm%20Tier%20und%20Wort.pdf Topic and themes Talking about Animals: How do medieval authors describe and name animals? This comprises problems of terminology and classification, but also the analysis of poetic elements used when describing animals, such as epithets or proper names of animals, etc....

Call for papers MAD International meeting (Louisville, Kentucky, May 6-7 2014)

Call for papers (deadline November 5th, 2013) International meeting/symposium of  The medieval animal data network University of Louisville, Kentucky, 6th and 7th of May, 2014 (Un)Expected Animals in (Un)Expected Places in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period The M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata-networks) (http://mad.hypotheses.org/) is conceived as a way to bring together scholars interested...

Reinardus, cover, 24, 2012

Reinardus, Volume 24 (2012)

The peer-reviewed journal Reinardus aims to promote comparative research in the fields of medieval comic, satirical, didactic, and allegorical literature, with emphasis on beast epic, fable and fabliau, including sources, influences and later developments into the modern period. Moreover, Reinardus is the only journal entirely devoted to the study of the animals in...

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

MAD at Leeds, International Medieval Congress 2013

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...

Animals and Otherness in the Middle Ages cover (Arceopress 2013)

Animals and Otherness in the Middle Ages. Perspectives across disciplines

This publication has its origin in the colloquium Animals and Otherness in the Middle Ages held at the Faculty of Geography and History at Complutense University in Madrid in February 2011. This publication aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to consider the diverse use of animals in constructions of...

Medieval Animal Data-Network

Animals are woven almost unnoticed into the complex web of human existence, permeating every part of our lives, from mundane subsistence questions to attitudes about the world around us. M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata-networks) (MAD) was conceived as a way to bring together scholars interested in addressing the manifold ways humans have related to and...