Call for Papers: ‘Working from Home: Labour and Worship in the Domestic Sphere’, University of Edinburgh, 25th June 2022 (Deadline 29th April 2022)

The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) at the University of Edinburgh is hosting a one-day conference with the theme ‘Working from Home: Labour and worship in the domestic sphere’taking place virtually on Blackboard Collaborate on the provisional date of Saturday June 25th. 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 categorised and contained. It also aims to strengthen interdisciplinary connections within and outside of 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.

LAMPS welcome submissions for papers on the theme of ‘Working from Home: Labour and worship in the domestic sphere’ and hope 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:

  • Family and community
  • Local law and order
  • The domestic environment
  • Superstition and storytelling
  • Personal and community worship
  • Monastic labour and lifestyles
  • Social history
  • Labour and revolution
  • Heresy and degeneracy

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 29 April, 2022.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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