Session1705
TitleSocial Lives of Humans and Animals in the Early Medieval Period, III: Laws and Language
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
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/ChairKaren Milek, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
 
Paper 1705-a Feuds, Duels, Laws, and Gifts: Dogs in the Social Fabric of Old Norse Literature
(Language: English)
Ashley Castelino, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Law; Social History
Paper 1705-b An Animal of Equal Value: Horses in the Law Codes of the Salian Franks
(Language: English)
Amanda Peyton Seabolt, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University
Index Terms: Law; Social History
Paper 1705-c 'When is a pig not a pig? When it's a pig': Rethinking Animal Categorisation in Medieval Iceland and Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Harriet Jean Evans Tang, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Law; Mentalities
 
AbstractThe practical, social, and cognitive impacts of living, interacting, and communicating with animals on a daily basis are central aspects of life in multispecies communities. The third panel in our set of interdisciplinary sessions focusses on animal-human relations examined through legal texts and use of language, and how the representation of these animals in texts can lead to more nuanced understandings of the roles and actions of animals in past societies.