School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society seminars

Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society seminars take place throughout the year and are open to all.


Seminar description

The LAMPS seminars showcase the work-in-progress of postgraduate students (both PhD and MSc-level) of all disciplines working within the Late Antique and Medieval periods. Papers are twenty minutes long, followed by ten to fifteen minutes of questions. We then head to a nearby hostelry to continue the discussion!

Time and location

This term the seminars will take place in Room LG.06 in David Hume Tower, George Square at 6:15pmFor abstracts and more details please join our Facebook group (EdinburghLAMPS), mailing list (Email:, or visit our website, All are welcome.

Event schedule

Semester 1, 2019-20
Date Speaker Topic

Monday 23 Sept

Wendy Vencel

'“Why men great 'til they gotta be great?” Masculinity in Early Medieval Scotland'

Monday 30 Sept

All General Members Committee Meeting - Andrea Kaszewski from Society of Antiquaries Scotland will speak

Monday 7 Oct

Raissa Bombini

'The appropriation and adaptation of ancient and medieval knowledge on amulets to a British regionalism'

Monday 14 Oct Nathan Besser *CANCELLED*
Monday 21 Oct

Chanelle Delameilleure

'“The abduction took place outside of the city!” Urban vs. rural law on marriage and moral revival in late medieval Ghent'
Monday 4 Nov Pub Night
Monday 11 Nov Kristina Kummerer 'Dominican identities in fourteenth-century centra lItaly: Cataloguing manuscript W215 in the Chester Beatty Library'
Monday 18 Nov Round Table - 'Medievalism and Nationalism'
Monday 25 Nov Pub Night

Further information

Please contact the organiser if you have any questions.

Late Antique and Medieval Society (LAMPS)

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