Interactions between Animals and Humans in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

Interactions between Animals and Humans in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

(20-21 June 2015)

Venue:

Durham University, Department of Classics & History, 38 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3EU, Ritson Room (ground floor, room no. 007)

Colleagues and students interested in this event are kindly asked to register by Friday 29 May 2015 (e-mail to: thorsten.foegen@durham.ac.uk). There is no charge for participation or coffee breaks. However, if you would like to join us for the conference dinner (scheduled for Saturday 20 June), a charge of 35 GBP for a three-course menu and drinks will apply. Please specify with your registration whether you would prefer a vegetarian option or whether you have any special dietary needs.

Accommodation in Durham can be booked through Event Durham (https://www.dur.ac.uk/event.durham/) or through the Durham Tourist Office (http://www.thisisdurham.com/accommodation).

P R O G R A M M E :

SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2015

1:30-2:00 p.m.: Registration

2:00-2:15 p.m.:

Thorsten Fögen & Edmund V. Thomas (Durham University): Welcome and introduction

2:15-3:00 p.m.:

Cristiana Franco (Università di Siena, Italy): Ancient words for human-animal bonds: Metaphors and taboos

3:00-3:45 p.m.:

Sian Lewis (University of St. Andrews): A lifetime together? Temporal perspectives on animal-human relationships

3:45-4:15 p.m.: Coffee and tea break

4:15-5:00 p.m.:

Christopher J. Gill (University of Exeter): The Stoics on humans, animals and nature

5:00-5:45 p.m.:

Phillip Horky (Durham University): The spectrum of animal rationality in Plutarch

5:45-6:00 p.m.: Short break

6:00-6:45 p.m.:

Sarah Miles (Durham University): Cultured animals and wild humans? Talking with the animals in Greek comedy

6:45-7:30 p.m.:

Marco Vespa (Università di Siena, Italy): Why to avoid a monkey: The refusal of interaction in Galen’s epideixis

8:15 p.m.: Conference dinner (St. Chad’s College)

SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2015

9:00-9:45 a.m.:

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (University of Edinburgh): Human-animal interactions in ancient Persia: Keeping and displaying tribute animals

9:45-10:30 a.m.:

Emma Aston (University of Reading): Horses and status in ancient Greece: The view from the North

10:30-11:00 a.m.: Coffee and tea break

11:00-11:45 a.m.:

Alastair Harden (Oxford University): Animals, skins and violence: Animal-skin garments and ‘wild men’ in Greek culture

11:45-12:30 p.m:

Annetta Alexandridis (Cornell University, US): Are animals naked? A view from Greek art

12:30-1:00 p.m.:

Mary Midgley (Newcastle University): Response to papers

Final discussion and concluding remarks

Organisers:

Thorsten Fögen (thorsten.foegen@durham.ac.uk, tel. 0191 / 334 1685)

Edmund V. Thomas (e.v.thomas@durham.ac.uk, tel. 0191 / 334 1676)

Rencontres archéozoologiques

VIIe rencontres
VIIe RENCONTRES ARCHEOZOOLOGIQUES
Bonjour à tous,
Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que les prochaines et 7èmes Rencontres Archéozoologiques se tiendront à l’université Paul-Valéry de Montpellier le vendredi 26 juin 2015 de 9h à 18h, salle de colloque 2, Site Saint Charles, à Montpellier.

Depuis sa création, cette manifestation se donne pour objectif de rassembler dans un cadre convivial et informel toutes les personnes, étudiants ou chercheurs, dont la recherche en cours porte sur le domaine animal en contexte historique, archéologique ou paléontologique à travers de multiples approches : zoologique, zootechnique, iconographique, historique, écologique, environnemental, phylogénique, anthropozoologique, ostéologique, etc.

Forum d’échange et d’information, les rencontres archéozoologiques  sont organisées les années impaires afin de vous offrir la possibilité de présenter vos travaux, universitaires ou non, quel que soit l’état de leur avancement.

Les rencontres sont désormais organisées par le réseau AniMed, réseau interdisciplinaire d’études sur l’animal dans les sociétés, cultures et milieux de la Méditerranée antique (UMR5140 ASM, EA4424 CRISES, Labex Archimede).