CFP: The 4th Annual Conference of the Late Antique & Medieval Postgraduate Society at the University of Edinburgh.
The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) at the University of Edinburgh is hosting a one-day conference on the theme of Transformation in written media, visual art, and material culture from the Late Antique to the start of the Early Modern period. This conference seeks to further our understanding of the ‘Long Middle Ages’ as a time of continuous change. It invites us to explore how this spirit of transformation is reflected in the content and creation of literature, art, culture, social structures, and physical spaces. 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.
Submissions for abstracts may include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Depictions of metamorphosis and physical or emotional transformations (e.g. illness and healing)
- Evolving narratives or adaptation of themes over time, across cultures, and/or media
- Changing styles in material culture
- Changes in social, religious, political, and economic structures
- Shifting attitudes and worldviews (e.g. conversion)
- Developments in methodology and the academic study of the Late Antique and Medieval periods
- Reappropriation of art and objects (e.g. spolia)
- Translation, transcription, and transmission
- Repurposing architectural spaces
Early career scholars and postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of up to 200 words, as well as a short biography of up to 100 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 26 March, 2018 .