Call for Papers: ‘Public Space & Community’, Late Antique & Medieval Postgraduate Society, University of Edinburgh, Autumn 2020 Seminar Series, deadline 21 September 2020

The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) invites postgraduate students to present their research at our weekly Monday seminars.

LAMPS aims to provide an engaging forum for cross-disciplinary discussion that focuses on the Late Antique and Medieval periods in Europe, the Mediterranean, and beyond. We welcome proposals on the study of these time periods as well as topics pertaining to the reception and perception of the Late Antique and Medieval periods from later sources. Postgraduate students from all disciplines and at any stage of their research are welcome to submit papers.

For the Autumn 2020 semester, LAMPS requests that submissions explore the theme of Public Space and Community. Submissions can explore any idea relating to the theme, whether literal or metaphorical. Possible paper topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Designing communal space
  • lntersectional spaces
  • The inheritance and use of space by post-imperial communities
  • Outliers and alienation
  • Law and order in the public eye
  • Monastic or religious communities
  • Green space
  • Courtly Communities
  • The physical space as a tool for projection of power

Presentations should be around 20 minutes in length and are accompanied by 10 to 15 minutes of discussion and questions. If you are interested in applying, please send a 250-word abstract along with your details and a brief introductory statement about yourself to lampsedinburgh@gmail.com by  21 September 2020.

Speakers will be asked to submit a brief summary of their presentation to LAMPS in order that it may be published as a blog post on our website.

Lectures will take place on Mondays at 6: 15 pm via Blackboard Collaborate, but are subject to change depending on developing social distancing guidance. Please also let us know about any potential scheduling conflicts!

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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