LAMPS Conference 2015

27 March 2015: 

Registration is now open for the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate and Early Careers Conference. The conference is open to all and attendance is free, but we do require those expecting to attend the conference for the whole day to register.

To register, please email with your name, affiliation, and any dietary restrictions for the provided lunch. Details of the conference can be found in the attached document or on our website at,

LAMPS will be hosting a bus trip to medieval sites in East Lothian on Saturday, April 18th from 1:00 - 6:00pm. Limited spaces are still available; please note if interested.


25 March 2015:

Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate & Early Careers Conference 2015 - Preliminary Schedule 
17 April 2015  

8:30 - 9:00am - Registration & Coffee
McMillan Room - School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Doorway 4, Old Medical School

9:00 - 10:30am - Panel I: Connections & Divisions in Material Culture
Teviot Lecture Theatre - School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Doorway 5, Old Medical School

Panel Chair: Fabian Bojkovsky, PhD Art History

'Exit through the Gift-Shop? A re-appraisal of early medieval hill fort occupation'
 Helen Anderson [University of Wales, Trinity St. David] 

'The Small World of Printers: Religious Printing for England, c.1500-1549'
Katherine Krick [Durham University] 

'South-West Scotland and the Roman World: Imposition, Appropriation, Refusal and Change' Alessandra Turrini [University of Edinburgh]

10:30 - 10:50am - Coffee Break
McMillan Room

10:50 - 11:50am - Panel II: Contextualising the Margins of the Byzantine Empire
Teviot Lecture Theatre

Panel Chair: Audrey Scardina, PhD Archaeology

'Lying at the periphery, yet not too far from the Centre – interrelationship between Crimean Cherson and Constantinople in the early medieval period'
Martina Čechová [Institute of Slavonic Studies, Czech Academy of Sciences]

'Reconstructing Late Antique Constantinople from the Cypriot periphery'
 Richard Maguire [University of East Anglia]

11:50 - 12:30pm - Keynote Lecture
Teviot Lecture Theatre

'Medieval Scots: a problem of identity'
Dr David Caldwell [President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland]

12:30 - 1:30pm - Lunch Break
McMillan Room

1:30 - 3:00pm - Panel III: Religious Networks on the British Isles
Teviot Lecture Theatre

Panel Chair: Samuel Gerace, PhD Art History

The Mendicant Orders as Forerunners of University Academic Networks
Matthew Beckmann [University of Leeds]

Textual and Visual Networks in the Art of the Anglo-Saxon Benedictine Reform
Elizabeth Wright [York University]

Bede’s social network and other contacts: using network analysis to interpret early medieval travel Helen Lawson [University of Edinburgh]

3:00 - 3:20pm - Coffee Break 
McMillan Room

3:20 - 4:30pm - Panel IV: Macro and Micro Movements in the Medieval World
Teviot Lecture Theatre

Panel Chair: Sam Mills, Graduate MSc Viking Studies

Liturgical contexts and patterns of movement in the complex of St Stephen’s church in Umm er-Rasas, Jordan
 Anastasia Moskvina [University of East Anglia]

Islamic Impacts in Viking-Age Scandinavian Culture: Assimilation, Adaptation and Appropriation of Oriental Finds
Katia Fernández Mayo [University of Edinburgh]

4:30 - 5:00pm - Poster Session 
McMillan Room 

Getting to know the neighbours: a Fatimad diplomat's reaction to the arrival of the Crusaders
Mathew Barber [University of Edinburgh]

Setting the Scene: an image of the desert in the late thirteenth-century Italian City
Amelia Hope-Jones [University of Edinburgh]

Early Medieval Rural Estates and Settlements in Dumfriesshire: The Case of Lochmaben
Christoph Otten [University of Edinburgh]

Death and the Welsh Home - Joshua Graham [University of Bath]

5:00 - 6:00pm - Drinks Reception
McMillan Room

This conference has been put on with the support of EUSA, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and the School of History, Classics & Archaeology.

17 February 2015: 

LAMPS is pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr David Caldwell!

Dr Caldwell is currently the President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Director of the Fife Cultural Trust, as well as Vice President of the Society of Post-Medieval Archaeology. Before retiring in 2012, Dr Caldwell worked for 38 years at the National Museum of Scotland. When he retired he was the Keeper of Archaeology, as well as Scotland and Europe. His current research relates to Medieval and Post Medieval Scotland, and his most recent publication, which was co-published by the National Museum of Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, is The Lewis Chessmen: New Perspectives, which he co-edited with Mark Hall (Perth Museum & Art Gallery).

21 January 2015:  

The Call For Papers for the LAMPS Conference (April 17th 2015) is here!

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