Conference, November 2017

The OverLAP team hosted its inaugural conference from 7-8 November 2017. Our theme was ‘Forms of Knowledge.’ We divided our time between our home in the University of Edinburgh’s School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, and the Institut français d’Écosse’s impressive premises in Lothian Chambers on George IV Bridge.

Our first panel of day one, in the Project Room of the Dept. of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

We were thrilled with the scope and ambition of our speakers. Researchers at every stage of academic life (and from across the globe) gave us their thoughts on Hannah Arendt, Jorge Luis Borges, Karen Barad and Martin Heidegger, to name just a few. Have a leaf through the conference brochure for a full account.

Forms of Knowledge Brochure

Guest speaker

The OverLAP team was delighted to welcome Prof. Sandra Laugier as our keynote speaker. Prof. Laugier gave not one but two talks during her visit to Edinburgh. She mulled over civil disobedience and democracy as part of the Department of European Languages and Cultures’s French Seminar Series. Her conference keynote touched on ethics, literature and what matters. We were all suitably enthralled.

Prof. Sandra Laugier delivers her keynote address, in the French Consulate’s Moreau-Evrard Room at the Lothian Chambers

Poster session

Alongside the more traditional oral delivery of papers, we also hosted a poster session. Humanities postgraduate researchers from across Scotland proudly displayed their research in a striking and informative visual format.

This session was the culmination of a professional development programme we put together with the help of the University’s Institute for Academic Development. See your poster page for digital copies of some of the work on show.

Our supporters

We were grateful of support from the Institut français d’Écosse and from the University of Edinburgh, the latter in the form of an Innovation Initiative Grant.