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Hunting and the Country House, Interdisciplinary Online Research Seminar
Convener: Daniel Menning (University of Tübingen)
Hunting is an activity intimately connected to life in country houses across Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is also closely related to noble lifestyles over the centuries. Yet, the continuous existence of this activity might easily lead us to overlook the many meanings, changes and transformations that occurred as well as the different people that participated in hunting or whose livelihoods were implicated by it.
The research seminar will shed new light on hunting and the country house from four different angles: Marcus Koehler (Dresden) studies hunting lodges from an architectural perspective and in the very long run. Abigail Green (Oxford) and Tom Stammers (Durham) take a close look at Jewish country house owners and their hunting habits. Amy Freund (Dallas), is an art historian, focusing on hunting in paintings. Finally, Daniel Menning (Tübingen) investigates economic logics at play when it came to killing animals.
19 October, 15-16.30 CEST
Daniel Menning: Hunting – Noble Passion, Social Conflict, and Economics in the Eighteenth Century
2 November, 15-16.30 CEST
Amy Freund: Gone Away – Hunting Landscape Painting and Political Contestation in Eighteenth-Century France
16 November, 15-16.30 CEST
Abigail Green/Tom Stammers: Hunting with Hounds: a Jewish Pastime
30 November, 15-16.30 CEST
Marcus Koehler: Hunting Lodges
14 December, 15-16.30 CEST
Åsa Ahrland: Hawks and falconry in portraiture in
Northern Europe against a broader
European background c. 1500-1800
The research seminar is open to anyone interested in the topic. To participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your professional affiliation.
A zoom link will be provided in advance of each seminar session to registered participants.