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CFP Kalamazoo 2011: The Medieval Hunt

Type: Call for Papers
Date: --
Subject: CFP Kalamazoo 2011: The Medieval Hunt
From: Fleming, Donald F.
Reply-To: Medieval History Discussion List
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:22:15 -0400
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Session: The Aristocracy and the Medieval Hunt

This session will explore a major leisure pursuit of the medieval aristocracy across Western Europe, a pursuit firmly rooted in class privilege and ideology and tied up with issues of legality, social conflict, morality, and ecology. Many fundamental questions are difficult to answer, however: Why did the aristocracy hunt? How did they conceive of themselves as hunters? How did their practices influence conservationist practices? What insight do laws and regulations provide as to the social context of hunting and the disputes it engendered? What ethical and aesthetic ideas were present in the courtly hunt? This panel invites papers focused on the relationship between the medieval aristocracy and the hunt, broadly conceived, that consider these questions or related ones.

Please submit one-page abstracts for a 20-minute paper and contact information (name, email, and affiliation) to Ryan Judkins of Ohio State University via email ( by September 15, 2010.