IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1007: Animal Communication

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Krems
Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1007-aLocalising Animals in Late Medieval Visual Art
(Language: English)
Ingrid Matschinegg, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Universität Salzburg, Krems
Index terms: Art History - General, Daily Life
Paper 1007-bBoars with Bells and Inebriated Elephants: Animals in Medieval Urban Society
(Language: English)
Briony Aitchison, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Paper 1007-cThe Bone is the Beast: Skeletal Elements as Amulets
(Language: English)
Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Folk Studies
Abstract

The representation of fauna in medieval sources was particularly determined by various levels of communication between humans and animals. This communication could be concentrating on different aspects of religion, morals, and belief. The papers in this session will analyse such possibilities with a comparative and interdisciplinary approach.