LAMPS Conference 2016

Gardens and Enclosures
The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society’s Second Annual Conference

Friday, 6 May 2016

The University of Edinburgh

9:00 – Registration  9:30 - Welcome
9:45 - 11:15  - Session One: Physical Spaces and Historical Enclosures
Christoph Otte, University of Edinburgh
“Counting Hectares: An Experimental Approach to Early Medieval Agricultural Estates in Southern Scotland”
Andrew Smith, University of Glasgow
“Pope Leo IX:  Enclosed and Captive:  How Does He Cope?”
Dr. Veronika Wieser, Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna
“Exitus in paradisum: The Many Ways of Searching Paradise in the Fifth-Century Community of Nola”
11:15 – Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 - Session Two: Religious Enclosures
Joanna Witkowska, University of Edinburgh
“Locked in the Collective Mind – the Inner Life of Christine Carpenter, the Anchoress of Shere, as Interpreted in Popular Culture”
Suzanne Coley, University of Southampton
“‘Catch us the Foxes’ Some thoughts on the Vineyard in Bernard of Clairvaux’s sermons on the Song of Songs”
Lauren Deeth-Kelt, University of Edinburgh
“A Translation of Colour:  The Evangelists’ New Robes”
13:00 - Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 - Keynote Lecture
Dr. Shannon Fraser, The National Trust for Scotland
“Body and Mind: Understanding the Garden Enclosure in its Physical, Social and Cultural Context
14:30 - 15:00  - Friends of Granton Castle Garden Presentation
15:00 – Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:15 - Session Three:  Literary Gardens
Ine Kiekens, University of Antwerp
“The Wood for the Trees: Orchard Allegories in Middle Dutch Spiritual Literature”
Lotte Reinbold, University of Cambridge
“Green Thoughts: Landscape and Poetry in Chaucerian Dream Visions”
16:15 – Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 - Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project (EMPP) Presentation

17:00  - Wine Reception

Picture:  Palamon and Arcite see Emelye in the garden.  From a manuscript of Boccaccio’s Il Teseide by the Master of the Hours of the Duke of Burgundy, c. 1465.

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