TitleSocial Lives of Humans and Animals in the Early Medieval Period, II: Human-Bird Relations
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorLeverhulme Trust Project 'Cohabiting with Vikings: Social Space in Multispecies Communities'
OrganiserHarriet Jean Evans Tang, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Karen Milek, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Moderator/ChairHarriet Jean Evans Tang, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Paper 1605-a Chickens and Vikings?: The Domestic Fowl and Its Significance in Early Medieval Scandinavia and Iceland
(Language: English)
Eric (Kathryn) Ania Haley-Halinski, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1605-b Norrænaðr: 'Norwegianing' Falconry Motifs in Strengleikar's Jonet
(Language: English)
Hannah J. Majewski, Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Pagan Religions
Paper 1605-c The Special Role of Gannets in Mind and Economy in Viking Age and Late Norse Scotland
(Language: English)
Adam Markham, Archaeology Institute, University of the Highlands & Islands
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Daily Life; Social History
AbstractThe practical, social, and cognitive impacts of living, interacting, and communicating with animals on a daily basis are central aspects of life in multi-species communities. The second of these interdisciplinary sessions will focus on bird-human relations in Viking-age and medieval Scandinavia, from daily farming life, to elite hunting and translation of these relations into literary texts.