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 Late Antique & Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) seminars showcase the work-in-progress of postgraduate students and recent graduates of all disciplines working within the Late Antique and Medieval periods. Papers are twenty minutes long, followed by ten to fifteen minutes of questions.

Time and location

This term seminars will be on the theme of Exploring Environment from the Late Antique to the Medieval on Mondays at 6:15 pm on Collaborate. Please like the LAMPS Facebook page (@lampsedinburgh) or join its mailing list (e-mail for access to the link each week.

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic

Mon 7 Feb

James Cogbill (University of Oxford)

'Imperial relatives in the 14th-century Byzantine provincial landscape'
Mon 21 Feb

María del Carmen Muñoz Rodríguez (University of Seville)

'An ecofeminist reading of "Grendel’s Mother"'
Mon 7 Mar

Ben Hatchett (University of Cambridge)

‘"Ut renovetur orbis": The development of John of Rupescissa’s apocalyptic representation of the Black Death'
Mon 21 Mar

Emily Fu (University of Edinburgh)

'The place of the Iona crosses'
Mon 4 Apr

Adrienn Orosz (Eötvös Loránd University)

'The environment of the letter. Medium, arrangement and temporality of initials illuminated with the temptations of Christ in Romanesque and Gothic psalters from England and France'

Semester 1, 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic

Monday 11 Oct

Adrienn Orosz (Eötvös Loránd University)

'The Body of an Unusual Monster: Bes as the Source of Inspiration of the Blemmye on the Piri Reis Map'
Monday 25 Oct Catrin Haberfield (University of Manchester)

'Approach with Caution: Rejecting ‘monstrosity’ in The Marvels of the East'

Monday 8 Nov

Claire Lober (University of Edinburgh)

'The Bones of Cadwalladr'

Monday 22 Nov

Reading Group Night


Wednesday 1 Dec

Round Table on the theme of 'Pre-Modern Migrations: Communities, Ideas and Materials on the Move'

Run in collaboration with the CMRC, the Edinburgh Early Modern Network and the Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Research Group (Details TBC)
Monday 13 Dec

Winter Social Event


Further information

Please contact the organiser if you have any questions.

Late Antique and Medieval Society (LAMPS)

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