7 March 2024 Start
7 March 2024 End
5.00 pm (GMT) Time
Online seminar


Ancient Mediterranean Animals Network

March 7, 2024

The Ancient Mediterranean Animals Network hosts a twice-yearly online research seminar on an interdisciplinary theme within ancient animal studies.

The first seminar will take place on 7th March 2024 at 5pm GMT, when Professor Christophe Chandezon of Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier (and of the sibling organisation AniMed) will speak on “A Continental Perspective: How Animals Took Their Place in Ancient History”.


At the beginning of our millennium, Animal History began to appear as a major historiographical trend. In recent years, it has tended to build bridges toward environmental history, but within it divergent approaches are now emerging. One of these main divergences is the opposition between an “Animal First” approach and a ”Human First approach”. These studies also participate more generally in the construction of the field of what is now called “Animal Studies”.

In this lecture I will seek to write the “archaeology” of the history of animals, from the end of the 19th century until around 2010. The perspective will be essentially German and French (hence the “continental” in the title). As in other areas of history, we can see that historiographical traditions on the continent differ clearly from those in Anglo-Saxon countries, despite occasional encounters. On the French side, I will also try to see how the history of animals, for classical Antiquity, has received the impact of the history of animals for other historical periods, particularly the medieval period.

All are very welcome to attend: the link to join the seminar is

The link and details can also be found on the AMAN website