IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 917: Animaliter - Animals in the Medieval Literature: An Interdisciplinary Encyclopaedia Project - A Workshop

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum Mainz - Trier (HKFZ) / Animaliter-Projekt
Organiser:Sabine Obermaier, Deutsches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Sabine Obermaier, Deutsches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

This demonstration will present the international and interdisciplinary encyclopaedia project Animaliter – Animals in medieval literature to an audience specialised in medieval studies and put its current design and structure up for discussion. The project’s aim is to bring together the existing knowledge about the depiction, meaning, and function of animals in the literatures of the (West-) European Middle Ages in the form of an online encyclopaedia. A first technical basis for the encyclopaedia and the bibliography database has already been developed; test articles on ‘elephant’ and ‘dolphin’ are available. Those who are interested in the project can find further information on

Participants include Thomas Honegger (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena), An Smets (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Richard Trachsler (Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne), Baudouin van den Abeele (Université Catholique de Louvain), and Paul Wackers (Universiteit Utrecht).