Session1039
TitleNew Approaches to Researching Cartularies and Charters
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorAHRC Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government 1100-1250'
 
OrganiserDauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
 
Moderator/ChairAlice Taylor, Department of History, King's College London
 
Paper 1039-a Rethinking Cartulary Manuscripts from 13th-Century Scotland
(Language: English)
Joanna Tucker, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1039-b Investigating Single Sheet Copies with Anachronistic Features of Handwriting and Diplomatic
(Language: English)
Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1039-c Tracing the Use of Status Titles in Scottish Charters
(Language: English)
Matthew H. Hammond, Department of History, King's College London
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Social History
 
AbstractThis session brings together innovative approaches to researching cartularies and charters that have recently been developed by scholars working on medieval Scotland. The first paper highlights the fruits of a new methodology developed by Tucker for analysing cartularies simultaneously as text and manuscript, focusing on two 'haphazard' cartulary manuscripts. The other two papers are based on research using two new digital research tools: Broun using the Models of Authority database of original Scottish 1100-1250 (www.modelsofauthority.ac.uk), and Hammond using the People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1314 (www.poms.ac.uk), a database of information relating to people and places from over 8,600 charters (broadly defined).