CFP: ‘Liminality: Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries’, University of Edinburgh, online (June 2021), deadline 5 April 2021

The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) at the University of Edinburgh will host a one-day conference with the theme ‘Liminality: Crossing borders, crossing boundaries’, taking place virtually in late June 2021. This conference seeks to explore texts, events, and ideas that exist between and beyond traditional boundaries, and to further our understanding of a complex Late Antique and Medieval period that cannot be easily categorized and contained. It also aims to strengthen interdisciplinary connections within and outwith the University of Edinburgh, including but not limited to the fields of archaeology, history, classics, history of art, literature, language studies, Islamic studies, and theology.

The Society welcomes submissions for papers on the above theme and hopes to engage with a wider audience by providing a forum for postgraduate and early career scholars to present their research. Submissions for abstracts may include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Hybrid identities
  • Journeys
  • The supernatural
  • Crossing linguistic borders
  • Legislating difference
  • Deviating from the norm
  • Interdisciplinary approaches.

Early career scholars and postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of up to 200 words for a twenty-minute paper, as well as a short biography of up to 100 words to by 5 April 2021.


Published by Lydia McCutcheon

Lydia McCutcheon graduated from the University of Kent with a First Class Honours in History in 2019. She also holds an MSt in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation on the twelfth-century miracle collections for St Thomas Becket and the stained-glass 'miracle windows' at Canterbury Cathedral explored the presentation of children and familial relationships in textual and visual narratives. Her research interests include the visual and material cultures of saints and sanctity, pilgrimage, and childhood and the family.

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