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

These weekly 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 St Andrews Brewing Compnay to continue the discussion!

Time and location

This term the seminars will take place in G.158 Quad Teaching Room in the Old College at 18:15 and will be on the theme of The Natural WorldFor abstracts and more details please join our Facebook group (EdinburghLAMPS), mailing list (Email:, or visit our website, All are welcome.

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2018-2019
Date Speaker Topic
Monday 21 Jan

Morgan Randle (University of Edinburgh)

'Women in Jean de Joinville’s "Life of Saint Louis", account of the Seventh Crusade 1248-1254'

Monday 28 Jan

Round Table

Monday 4 Feb

Callum Watson (University of Edinburgh)

'A culture of good lordship: Robert Bruce and the Haddington Charter of 1318'

Monday 11 Feb

Benni Campoleoni (University of Edinburgh)

'Travelling Identities: A study on Nicol ò Conti’s construction of self'
Monday 25 Feb Christian Alexander Lyons (University of Iceland and University of Oslo) 'Runic evidence of Scandinavian Manx identity'
Monday 4 Mar Supriya Subhadarsini Sahoo (Central University of Karnataka, India) 'Odia identity: A Medieval trade history of Odisha'

Monday 11 Mar

Megan Hynek (University of Edinburgh) 'Crafting a Jewish identity'
Monday 18 Mar

Oleksii Rudenko (University of Tartu and University of Glasgow)

'Imaginary homeland: Theories of origin among Central-Eastern European Nations in 15th-17th centuries'

Monday 25 Mar

Giulia Clarotti (University of Edinburgh)

'A new Christian identity'

Further information

Please contact the organiser if you have any questions.

Late Antique and Medieval Society (LAMPS)

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