Friday, 17 July 2015

Call for Papers - Fall 2015

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

LAMPS aims to provide an engaging forum for cross-disciplinary discussions that focuses on the Late Antique and Medieval periods. 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 are all welcome. Students from all disciplines, and at any stage of their research are welcome to submit papers. This opportunity provides postgraduate students not only a chance to hone their presentation skills, but it also offers valuable peer support.

For the Fall 2015 semester, LAMPS requests that all submissions explore the theme of Borders and Boundaries. The theme is designed to be broad in order to explore the ways in which different groups in society perceived borders and boundaries across the Late Antique & Medieval period. Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to: the boundaries between reality and imagination, working within or outside of set boundaries, transgressing literary tropes, natural divisions, frames, old and new frontiers of research, national partitions, and social taboos.

Presentations should be around 20 minutes and are accompanied by 10 to 15 minutes of discussion. If you are interested in applying please send a 250 word abstract along with your details and a brief introductory statement about yourself to by the 15th of August.

Lectures will take place on Mondays between September 21st and November 23rd, so please let us know about any potential scheduling conflicts as soon as possible.