IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1408: Industrious Pigs and Dirty Swine: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata-Network) at Central European University
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

Representations of fauna in medieval sources show a variety of patterns of the latter’s perception, usage, roles, and functions in society, and so on. They may, on the one hand, offer positive images and, on the other hand, extremely negative assessments of animals. Following discussions at last year’s IMC the round table discussion is meant to deal generally with such contrasting representations, starting from the example of pigs.

Participants of this round table include Alice M. Choyke (Central European University, Budapest), Isabella Nicka (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Krems), Brigitte Resl (University of Liverpool), and Felicitas Schmieder (FernUniversität Hagen).