Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia

Animals in Mongol Eurasia, February 26, 2017

Movement, Temporality, and Exchange:

Animals in Mongol Eurasia

International Workshop

February 26, 2017

Rabin Building Mt. Scopus Campus, room 2001

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10:00-11:30 Panel 1: Use

Chair: Michal Biran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Timothy May (University of North Georgia): Lambs to the Slaughter: Conflict and Culture Over Animals Slaughter in Mongol Eurasia

Reuven Amitai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): A Mamluk's Best Friend: Some Remarks on the Mounts of the Military Elite of Egypt and Syria in the Late Middle-Ages

Keith Knapp (The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina): The Use and Understanding of Domestic Animals in Early Medieval Northern China


12:00-13:30 Panel 2: Movement

Chair: Dagmar Schäfer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

William G. Clarence-Smith (SOAS, University of London): Mongols and Elephants

Masato Hasegawa (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science): Animals and Transport in Koryŏ Korea

Yokkaichi Yasuhiro (Waseda University): Diffusion of Stone Lion, Shishi, and Koma-Inu in Eurasia and Maritime Asia


14:30-16:00 Panel 3: Temporality

Chair: Tamar Novick (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

Brian Baumann (University of California, Berkeley): Between Heaven and History: Zoomorphic Intercession in "The Secret History of the Mongols"

Shane McCausland (SOAS, University of London): Animals in Art at the Yuan Court

Márton Vér (University of Szeged and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and Francesca Fiachetti (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Animals in the Service of the Khan: The Postal System of the Mongol Empire and its Animals


16:30-17:30 Panel 4: Exchange

Chair: Shai Lavi, Tel Aviv University and The Van Leer Institute

Na’ama Arom (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Unicorn in the Woods, Tigers at the Gates: Different Stages in the Contacts between the Il-Khanate and the Delhi Sultanate

Sare Aricanli (Durham University): Organizational Context of the 'Mongolian Doctors' in Qing Imperial Medicine


17:30-18:00 General Discussion