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 our seminars will be on the theme of Emotions, Identity and the Self. We will hold the seminars weekly on Mondays at 6:15 pm in person in Teaching Room 06, Old College unless otherwise stated below. Online sessions will be held via Blackboard Collaborate, so like our Facebook page (@lampsedinburgh) or join our mailing list (e-mail us at for access to the link on weeks when the seminar will be held online.

Event schedule

Semester 1, 2022/23

Date Speaker Topic

Mon 26 Sept

Helen Wyeth (University of St Andrews)

'Confident or arrogant? Commodian as an authority on Early Christian identity'

Mon 3 Oct

Tudor Stefanescu (Tor Vergata University of Rome)

'The emotions and wedding scenes in the painting of 15th and 16th centuries'

Joint Seminar with University of Edinburgh Medieval History Group

Mon 10 Oct

Meritxell Risco de la Torre (University of Iceland)

'Emoting femininity and masculinity in Partonopeu de Blois and its translations'

Mon 17 Oct

Alevtina Matveeva (Moscow State University)

'From Gregory of Cyprus to Theodora Raoulaina: Emotions and cross-sex friendship in Byzantine letters'

NB This seminar will be online - see above for access to the link

Mon 24 Oct

John Merrington (University of Oxford)

'Did the senses become sins in the Early Middle Ages?'

Mon 31 Oct

Meghan Dulsky (University of St Andrews)

'Remembering the dead on the edge of empire: Epitaphs and emotion in Late Antique Milan (300-600 CE)'
Mon 7 Nov Aaron Sheldon (University of York)

'Keeping in contact: Mæðgur relationships in Medieval Iceland'

Mon 14 Nov Roman Tymoshevskyi (Central European University)

'The King’s emotions: the case of Edward II (1307-1327)'

Mon 21 Nov

Daniele Battistelli (Sapienza University of Rome)

'An old Prince in the mirror: The "Fragmentum historiae Andegavensis of Fulk IV of Anjou" (c.1096)'
Mon 28 Nov

End of Term Christmas Meal (Details TBC)




Further information

Please contact the organiser if you have any questions.

Late Antique and Medieval Society (LAMPS)

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