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Monday, March 17 - CEU, Budapest
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - CEU, Budapest
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - King Mathias Museum, Visegrad
March 17-19, 2008

Fauna and Medieval Urban Space

CEU, Budapest and Visegrád


Medieval Studies Department, CEU and King Mathias Museum, Visegrád

Contact person(s):
Alice Choyke and Gerhard Jaritz


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Monday, March 17 - CEU, Budapest


Alice Choyke (CEU):
Animal-Human Interdependencies – Where are we now?

Stephanos Efthymiadis (Open University of Cyprus):
Animals in and out of Town:Their use in Byzantine Historical Narratives


Brigitta Resl (University of Liverpool):
Animal Symbolism in Everyday Life in Late Medieval Towns

Frank Salvatore (University of Siena):
Animals in Medieval Italian Towns. From Late Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages


Briony Aitchison (University of St. Andrews):
"Drunkenness is the mother of forgetfulness, anger causes injuries":Animal Welfare in Late Medieval English Urban Society

Anu Mänd (Estonian Institute of History):
Animals as Presents in Medieval Livonia


Aleks Pluskowski (University of Reading):
Urban Jungles? Wild Mammals in Medieval Towns

Fiona Beglane (Glenborin, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal, Ireland):
A Deposit of Pig's Feet from Medieval Ireland

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - CEU, Budapest


Cristian Gaspar (CEU):
Tracing the Elusive Bears of Late Antique Antioch: The damnatio ad bestias in the Life of St. Symeon the Elder Stylite

Florin Leonte (CEU):
A Lion-King or a Philosopher-King? The Rhetorics of Animal Imagery in Creating the Ruler' s Image at the Imperial Court of Constantinople

Antonietta Buglione, Giovanni De Venuto (University of Foggia) and Sara Santoro (University of Parma):
Zooarcheological Researches from a Privileged Urban Building in Medieval Durrës (Albania)


Hrvoje Kekez(Croatian institute of History):
A Oxen, Pigs and Sheep in the Medieval City: An Analysis of Regulations Concerning Domestic Animals in Statutes of Medieval Dalmatian Towns

Gerhard Jaritz (CEU):
Dogs in Church


Katalin Szende (CEU):
“All the Priests’ Horses and all the Priests’ Hens.” Animals in the Last Wills of Urban Clergy in Late Medieval Hungary

Erika Gál (Hungarian Academy of Sciences):
To Hunt or to Stock? – The Importance of Birds in Medieval Urban Space


Mark Maltby (Bournemouth University):
Faunal Studies in Novgorod: Potential and Problems of Integrated Research Projects

Ingrid Matschinegg (Austrian Academy of Sciences):
From Ape to Zebra: Creating a Cycle of Knowledge on the Various Traces of Animals in the Middle Ages

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - King Mathias Museum, Visegrad


departure for Visegrád


István Kováts (King Mathias Museum, Visegrád):
Domestic and Hunted Animals in Late Medieval Visegrád

László Daróczi-Szabó (Budapest History Museum):
Animals in Medieval Buda Castle


Karl Günter Kunst (University of Vienna):
What Makes an Urban Animal Bone Assemblage Look Urban? Reflections on Diversity, Tool Marks and Recurrent Patterns

Isabella Nicka (Austrian Academy of Sciences):
"Proud as a Peacock ..."? Analyzing Visual Representations of Animals in Medieval Urban Space


Visit to Visegrád palace


Pam Crabtree (New York University):
The Diet of Ipswich from the Middle Saxon through the Medieval Periods

Kyra Lyublyanovics (CEU and Budapest History Museum):
People and Animals in a Medieval Hungarian Market Town


Krish Seetah (University of Cambridge):
The Control of Animal Waste in the Urban Environment: Evidence, Interpretation and the Place of Archaeology

Luminita Bejanaru (University of Jaºi):
Faunal Exploitation Patterns at Urban Settlements in Medieval Moldavia

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