IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 416: M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata Network): A Workshop

Monday 7 July 2008, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Alice Choyke, 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
Abstract

MAD was conceived as a way of addressing the manifold ways humans related to and depended on animals for physical and spiritual existence in Medieval Europe. Above all, the network is intended to create truly inter-disciplinary tools for research. The time frame begins with the end of the Roman Empire in Europe and in some areas data input may even extend to materials from the 17th or 18th century where clear continuity can be demonstrated. The database is compiled around a number of data categories including textual data, images, archaeological topographic data, artifacts, and archaeozoological evidence. The workshop is meant to inform about the development and the first results of the network-project and invite interested scholars and research institutions to join.

Participants include Lászlo Bartosiewicz (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest / University of Edinburgh), Alice M. Choyke (Central European University, Budapest), Ingrid Matschinegg (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Krems), Aleksander G. Pluskowski (University of Reading), and Brigitte Resl (University of Liverpool).