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Course: Animals and Humans, c. 1300 - 1800 (History, senior honours)
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Lecturer: Sarah Cockram
This course explores the relationship between humans and animals in late medieval and early modern Europe, examining creatures domestic, wild and imaginary - from pets to exotic menagerie beasts, from vermin to hunt animals, from livestock to mermaids and werewolves. It allows students to analyse a wide range of source materials; to work across disciplines; and to participate in debates at the cutting edge of this emergent field of study, asking questions about our relationship with the natural world that continue to have resonance today.