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 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. This term the seminars are on the theme of 'Medieval Mind and Body'.

Time and location

Seminars are held every Monday at 6:15 pm on Collaborate. For access to the link please like the LAMPS Facebook page (@lampsedinburgh) or join the mailing list (e-mail All are welcome.

Event schedule

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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