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From the Narwhal to the Unicorn: Constructing, Trading and Cherishing Bestial 'Otherness' in Medieval Europe

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014. 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Archaeology Center, Room 101
Meeting Description: 
Aleks Pluskowski, Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Reading will hold a discussion on conceptions of animals and "otherness" in Medieval Europe.
 
Aleks Pluskowski is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Reading, UK. His research focuses on frontier societies, colonization and ecological diversity in medieval Europe. He is primarily concerned with the nuanced relationships between ecology and culture, moving towards a complete integration of environmental and social archaeology, history and art history. His ultimate aim is to further a holistic understanding of this formative period of European society, contributing to the management of cultural and ecological heritage today.
 

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