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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...

MAD at Leeds (International Medieval Congress, 4-7 July 2016)

The Medieval Animal Dat-network will organize as usual several sessions and roundtable during the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016). This year, the Special Thematic Strand is ‘Food, Feast & Famine’. Once again the line between animal and human blurs as people in the Middle Ages across Europe used ideas about what...

Plague of lice (British Library, Additional 27210 . 12v).

MAD at Leeds, International Medieval Congress, 2015

The Medieval Animal Data Network organizes two sessions and a round-table at the International Medieval Congress (Leeds, July 6-9,  2015). The MAD sessions will all take place, Monday 6 July 2014, 11.15-12.45 and 14.15-15.45. The first session is entitled “Animals and sound”, the second one “Animals and Humans, Humans and Animals: Reflections through Reaction” Our round-table...

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...

(Un)Expected Animals in (Un)Expected Places in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period: A brief account of an excellent meeting

On May 6th and 7th, 2014, the Medieval Animal Data-Network held its 3rd International Meeting at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. The event was hosted by the Medieval and Renaissance Research Group (MEDREN) with financial support from the University of Louisville Liberal Studies Project, the Department of History, the Hite Art Institute,...

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(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...

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...

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...

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...