IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 408: Bears: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 2 July 2018, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:MAD (Medieval Animal Data Network)
Organiser:Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Jaritz, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Abstract

This year MAD has chosen bears as a subject of discussion. Bears occupy an important liminal space in medieval human thought. They were considered wild animals but nevertheless also conceived as sharing human characteristics. The round table will explore the many ways bears were used and regarded by medieval society.

Participants include Floris Bernard (Central European University, Budapest), Alice Choyke (Central European University, Budapest), Irina Metzler (Swansea University), Anastasija Ropa (University of Latvia, Riga), and Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo (Old Operating Theatre Museum, London).