MAD at Louisville
MAD, the international Medieval Animal Data-Network, founded at our department in 2005 and since then supported by us, held its biannual conference on May 6 and 7, 2014 at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, on “(Un)Expected Animals in (Un)Expected Places in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period.” It was organized and hosted by the Medieval and Renaissance Research Group (MEDREN) of the University of Louisville, with particular contribution of Mónica Ann Walker, who is assistant professor for Medieval Art History at the Hite Art Institute of this university and an alumna of our department (MA, 2006). Alice Choyke and Gerhard Jaritz participated and contributed as representatives of our department. Alice spoke on “In the Wings of an Eagle: Bone Flutes in Medieval Hungary,” and Gerhard on “Creating and Modifying in Unexpected Ways? The Visual Image of Animals in the Hortus Sanitatis.” For a more detailed report on the meeting see http://mad.hypotheses.org/274.