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Mâcon, Bibliothèque municipale, Ms 1, f. 211, 15th Century

Call for papers: Animals at Court (Munich, 8-10 December 2016)

Place: Department of History, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, German Organisation: Society for Court Studies, German Committee, Historisches Seminar der LMU München Dates: 08.12.2016 – 10.12.2016 Call for papers deadline: 8 December 2015 Argument Whoever does research on courts encounters, if only peripherally, animals: from horses to hounds, falcons to fleas. Animals at court included...

Call for papers: Ethological issues in Ancient and Medieval Documents (Rouen, 14-15 April 2016)

Les problématiques éthologiques dans les documents antiques et médiévaux Rouen (France) 14-15 avril 2016 Zoomathia conference: « Les problématiques éthologiques dans les documents antiques et médiévaux (textes, images)   étude des sources, évolution des connaissances, diffusion du savoir, identification des espèces » [Ethological issues in Ancient and medieval documents (texts and images): sources, evolution and spreading...

Call for Papers: The Animal Turn in Medieval Health Studies, International Medieval Congress, Leeds 3 – 7 July 2016

Contact: Sunny Harrison at the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds (medievalanimalhealth@gmail.com) Deadline: Friday 11th September 2015. Conference details The International Medieval Congress will be hosted at the University of Leeds, 3–7 July, 2016. The IMC offers ‘an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Papers and sessions...

Call for papers : L’Animal et l’homme / Animal and Man (Rouen, 11-16 Avril, 2016)

Le congrès des sociétés historiques et scientifiques (CTHS : comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques) se réunit chaque année dans une ville universitaire francophone. Interdisciplinaire, il a pour mission de favoriser les échanges entre la recherche associative, les études doctorales et la recherche universitaire. Il rassemble plus de 700 participants et entend chaque année...

Colloquium : International Reynard Society (Zürich, July, 15-19, 2015)

The 21st Colloquium of the International Reynard Society is organised at the University of Zürich. It takes place in the main building of the University, overlooking the city, from Wednesday, 15th to Saturday, 19th July 2015. List of papers (by order of time-line) Baudouin van den Abeele: Les oiseaux dans l’espace domestique médiéval:...

Arab and Ottoman Menageries

The history of Arab menageries remains to be written. Gustave Loisel briefly touches upon it in his dusty and mediocre overview, particularly the Ottoman menageries of Constantinople (Loisel 1912, I, 184­-187). L. Keimer’s long article on Cairo skims over the menageries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Keimer 1954, 87–89). Though only a few...

Fig. 8. Detalle del retrato anónimo. Three Unknown Elizabethan Children. National Portrait Gallery, c. 1580.

De perros, mangostas y papagayos: animales de compañía en los tiempos medievales

¿Qué es una mascota? Las fuentes para su estudio Los animales de compañía, lo que hoy denominados mascotas, ocupaban el nivel de relación más estrecho con el hombre por el mero hecho del placer que producía su compañía. Y esto no deja de ser una excepción en el trato que mayoritariamente recibían los...

Call for papers: Mondes animaliers dans le monde médiéval et à la Renaissance (March 9-11, 2016)

Université de Picardie-Jules Verne – Unité de recherche TRAME (E.A. 4284) – Textes, représentations, archéologie, autorité et mémoire de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance, 9-11 mars 2016, Amiens, France Deadline for submission:  15 juillet 2015. Contact: Danielle Buschinger : danielle.buschinger@wanadoo.fr

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...

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Reinardus, last issue (26, 2014)

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...

Cover of Reinardus 25 2013

Reinardus 25 (2013)

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...

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Seminar of Anthropozoology, 2015, Paris, National Museum of Natural History

Anthropozoologie : histoire naturelle et culturelle des animaux vrais, Paris, 2015, February, March, April Director: François POPLIN (poplin@mnhn.fr) UMR 7209 Archéozoologie, Archéobotanique Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle – CNRS (INEE) 55, rue de Buffon 75005 Paris tél. 01 40 79 33 11 Programme 18 février petit amphithéâtre d’Entomologie, 45 rue de Buffon 9 h 30 Michel...

Fig 6: Doppelguldiner (presentation coin) of Emperor Maximilian I, 1509, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. 26261.14. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Knights and destriers: representations and symbolism of the medieval warhorse in medieval art

The horse is a common figure in medieval art. This is especially the case within the context of military representations, among which one often finds the figure of the knight riding his noble steed. Indeed, the horse cannot be dissociated from knighthood, a new military form of nobility that arose in the eleventh century....

Woman feeding a hen and chickens, circa 1325-1335. London, BL, Add. 42130, f.166v

Call for papers: Feeding animals/Eating animals. Theories, attitudes and cultural representations of nutrition in ancient and medieval world (Palermo, Feb. 27, 2015)

Memoria Scientiae, 2015 Feeding animals/Eating animals. Theories, attitudes and cultural representations of nutrition in ancient and medieval world Palermo, 27 febbraio 2015 Esperienza inSegna Polo didattico di Viale delle Scienze, Università di Palermo Abstract deadline: Thursday, December 18, 2014 Organizers Pietro Li Causi (independent researcher, Palermo) Andrea Libero Carbone (independent researcher, Palermo) Scientific Board...

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

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Evidence for the use of whale-baleen products in medieval Powys, Wales

Introduction Baleen is the material which comprises the keratinous feeding plates in the mouths of the largest whales on the planet. It was traditionally used in corsets, along with other items from the late sixteenth century onwards. Historical references suggest that, prior to this, baleen arms and armour were used from the late...

Conrad Gesner, Icones animalium, Zurich: Froschauer, 1553, p. 28

Impressions from the International Conference “Animals and Words” (Darmstadt, May 26-27, 2014)

Animaliter is an international research network, which acronym means ‘Animal in literature’. The core team gathers scholars from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Animaliter’s main research project is to publish an on-line encyclopaedia of animals found in medieval literature (in Romance, Latin, German and Scandinavian languages). Many scholars from many countries (Italy,...

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:...