Monday, 1 August 2016

Call for Papers - Autumn 2016


Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society
Call for Papers: Autumn 2016 “Freedom”

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. 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 2016 semester, LAMPS requests that submissions explore the theme of ​Freedom​.
Possible paper topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
  • Aristocratic freedoms vs common freedoms
  • Freedom (or restriction) of movement or speech
  • Creativity
  • Ideas of sovereignty
  • Bondage/captivity
  • How gender influenced one’s freedom
  • Serfdom/slavery
  • Liminal spaces
  • Modern conceptions of how freedom was understood in the medieval period
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.comby ​14th August 2016​.
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Lectures will take place on Mondays at 6:15pm between 26th September and 28th November 2016. Please also let us know about any potential scheduling conflicts!