School of History, Classics & Archaeology

LAMPS Conference 2017 - Death & the Supernatural

Schedule at a Glance

16 June 2017

9:00-9:30- Registration

9:30-9:45- Welcome 

  • 9:45-11:15- Session One: Cross-Cultural Connections, chaired by Rebecca Wrightson
  • Katia Fernández Mayo, University of Edinburgh. 'Interactions between Viking-Age Scandinavia and the Islamic World: Cultural Transmission and Religious Impacts.'
  • Lorenza Gay, The Warburg Institute. 'Deos Homines Fuisse? Illuminations of the Pagan Gods in French Medieval Manuscripts.'
  • Aparna Andhare, University of Edinburgh. 'Reincarnation/Annihilation/Reunion: Glimpses of Death in (mostly) Medieval Indian Art.'

11:15-11:30- Coffee

  • 11:30-13:00- Session Two: Monsters and the Monstrous, chaired by Vaughn Sturdevan Feuer
  • Minjie Su, Linacre College. 'Winter, Werewolf, and a Psychic Vampire: Reading Úlfhams rímur in Light of Seasonal Change.'
  • Ryan Denson, University of Edinburgh. ‘The Waters Underneath the Earth’ - Folkloric Traditions of Evil Arising from the Sea.'
  • Joanna Witkowska, University of Edinburgh. ‘Should Women Eat Their Offspring, the Children They Have Borne?’ - Cannibalism in John Mirk's 'Festial' as a Curse and a Blessing.'

13:00-14:00- Lunch

  • 14:00-15:30- Session Three: Beyond the Grave, chaired by Sarah Hutcheson
  • Maria Gordusenko, University of Edinburgh. 'Literal and Metaphorical Pilgrimage of Artists in Medieval Christian Art: from Self-Representation to Self-Commemoration.'
  • Elizabeth Skuthorpe, Unaffiliated Scholar. 'Voices of the Dead: Speech acts in Old Norse narratives.'
  • Maud Bouvattier, University of Edinburgh. “'From her to Eternity’; music and the lover’s death in the prose Tristan.'

15:30-15:45- Coffee

  • 15:45-16:45- Keynote Lecture, Dr. Debra Strickland, University of Glasgow. 'Medieval Ghosts: Death, Monstrosity and the Apocalyptic Supernatural in the Painting of Hieronymus Bosch.'

16:45- Wine Reception

Jun 16 2017 -

LAMPS Conference 2017 - Death & the Supernatural

The third annual Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society Conference will take place on 16 June 2017. (Published 30 May 2017)

Project Room
50 George Square