Session207
TitleModels of Authority in Scottish Charters, c. 1100 - c. 1250, II: Investigating Influences on Scottish Charters
Date/TimeMonday 6 July 2015: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorArts & Humanities Research Council Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government 1100-1250'
 
OrganiserDauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
 
Moderator/ChairDauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
 
Paper 207-a Getting Cursive: Extending DigiPal's Framework for Models of Authority
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 207-b Script as an Image of Authority: Sources of Influence on the Handwriting of Scottish Charters - 1100-1250
(Language: English)
Teresa Webber, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 207-c Gilbert of Stirling, Royal Scribes, and the Justice of the Scots
(Language: English)
Alice Taylor, Department of History, King's College London
Index Terms: Canon Law; Charters and Diplomatics
 
Abstract'Models of Authority' is an AHRC-funded project investigating changes in the handwriting and structured prose of Scottish charters c.1100-c.1250. The first paper discusses how the experience of developing digital techniques for researching set hands in the DigiPal project is being used in the 'Models of Authority' project to create a framework for analysing cursive features in Scottish charters. The second and third papers investigate models that influenced the handwriting and terminology of Scottish charters. The second draws on the corpus of digitised charters assembled for the project, and the third focuses particularly on the charters in Paisley Abbey's cartulary.