Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduates Society (LAMPS)

LAMPS (The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society) was founded by students who wished to create a cross-disciplinary medievalist forum in Edinburgh.


The society is open to all students interested in subjects from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and includes students from Archaeology, Classics, Modern Languages, English Literature, Celtic studies, History, History of Art, and anyone else interested!


We organise weekly papers from members, regular socials, and exciting field trips outside of Edinburgh. LAMPS is also a great way to get to know and discuss key disciplinary issues with other career researchers, present papers in a constructive environment and meet others willing to work on interdisciplinary projects.


This year we will be meeting for our regular seminar series on Monday evenings at 6:15 pm in 50 George Square, room G.01. Papers are approximately twenty minutes long, followed by ten to fifteen minutes of questions and a trip to the pub!


This term we have also organised trips to various medieval heritage sites, including Rosslyn Chapel, Doune Castle, Temple Kirk, Dunfermline Palace and Abbey, Inchcolm Abbey, Huntingtower Castle, Castle Campbell, and Lochleven Castle. We will also hold several socials, including a film night, games night, and ceilidh. The full schedule and more details can be found here. 


Contact Us


Facebook: EdinburghLAMPS

Twitter: @LAMPS_Edinburgh 

Instagram: @lampsedinburgh 

We also have a blog where those presenting during seminars can post a short article version of their paper, check for updates throughout the term:

Wiki and internet resources

Our main page has now migrated to a university-hosted wiki:
LAMPS wiki home page
The present webpage will be retained to manage society membership and for other EUSA administrative requirements.

To keep in touch with our activities and receive communications and announcements, please join our Facebook group

Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduates Society (LAMPS) logo

Society officers

Events Secretary
Laurie Beckoff
General Member
Kathleen Lemmon
Lindsey Williams
Anna McKay
Sonia Garcia De Alba Lobeira
Seminar Secretary
Joost Snaterse
Julian Menjivar



  • Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) Non-Student Membership£7.00
  • Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) Student Membership£5.00




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