Research Title: Frontiers Made Flesh: Byzantines, Ottomans, and their Animals (1205–1512)
Ms. Smit began her study of the Middle Ages at the University of St. Andrews, graduating in 2012 and continuing with a Masters degree in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in History at Harvard University. Her dissertation examines the cultural, social, and intellectual dimensions of human-animal relations. While at ANAMED, she is focusing on the entangled histories of hunting, gift exchange, and the production of animal knowledge in Byzantine and Ottoman contexts.
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