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Aquatic Animals and Monsters of the Northern Seas

Call for papers : Aquatic Animals and Monsters of the Northern Seas (Normandy, 31 May-3 June 2017)

Deadline for abstract submission : May, 31st 2016
Place : Centre culturel de Cerisy-la-Salle (France, Normandy), May 32st – June 3rd 2017
The Colloquium is devoted to the history of fish, aquatic monsters and mammals in the northern seas (the English Channel, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Norwegian Sea, the North Atlantic), from antiquity to 1600. The colloquium is based on three themes :

Knowledge and the Transmission of Knowledge : Medical Knowledge, Zoological Knowledge, Descriptions, Identifications
Savoir-faire and Exploitation : aquatic farming, fishing, cooking, medicine
Explorations – real and imaginary
The event is organised by the Centre for Research in Archaeology, Ancient History and the Middle Ages (CRAHAM, University of Caen Normandy, UMR6273) as part of the research programme ICHTYA and that of the International Research Group, GDRI Zoomathia. It belongs to the cycle of colloquia on Medieval Normandy, organised by the Office Universitaire d’Etudes Normandes in partnership with the Centre Culturel International of Cerisy la Salle.

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