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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 329: Animals on the Edge, II: Material Culture

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:M(edieval) A(nimal) D(ata Network), Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Old Operating Theatre Museum, London
Moderator/Chair:Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Old Operating Theatre Museum, London
Paper 329-aAmulets: Animal Bodies on the Edge of Customary Tradition
(Language: English)
Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 329-bFishing from the Edge: Identifying Aquatic Species in the St Stephen Border Mosaic at Umm al Rasas
(Language: English)
Tracey Eckersley, Kentucky College of Art & Design, Spalding University, Kentucky
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Decorative Arts
Paper 329-cMermaids: Hybridity on the Edge in Finnish Medieval Wall Paintings
(Language: English)
Katja Fält, Department of Music, Art & Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting

People throughout the medieval period have related to and depended on animals (real or imagined) for many reasons, and yet in many ways animals seem to be relegated to the edges of urban spaces, art and architecture, law, cultural history, or even the known world. This session will focus on the always fascinating liminal position of animals in Material Culture.