Barnard has announced the theme for its 22nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference, which will take place December 4th. It is titled “Animals and Humans in the Culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance” and claims to provide “an interdisciplinary conference exploring the many ways in which the human-animal connection and divide was imagined, employed, figured and explained in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.” Lecture titles include “Fowl Intimacies and Fishy Issues,” “Barbarian Dogs in Early Medieval Legal Sources,” “Werewolf Love and Cyborg Law in William of Paleme,” and “Cats Have Fie Words: Animal Language and al-Jahiz’s Theory of the Human as a Microcosm.”

Tickets are $35 for the public and $10 for students. Lunch is an additional $15. You can register online here.