No other Middle Dutch text has meant so much to so many as 'Reynard the Fox'. Medievalist Frits van Oostrom examines why this story has remained so popular for centuries.
The call for fundamental rights for nature, especially animals, is getting louder and louder. Where does this call come from and what happens when we give animals a higher status? We explore these and many other questions in the series All Animal.
Our fascination for and exploitation of wild animals has a long history that reveals major social changes: from prestige projects for medieval monarchs to experiences for the general public.
Dairy cows are social beings that communicate with each other and with humans. However, sociolinguistics has paid little attention to this kind of interaction. Leonie Cornips aims to shed light on this through her language research on cows.
The return of the wolf in the Low Countries is accompanied by a blaze of controversy. But one group is an unconditional fan: the far right.
Despite rapidly losing touch with nature, we have also come to cherish animals in recent decades. That doesn’t come without legal, political and social consequences.