IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 318: The Power of Literacy: Evidence from Medieval Scotland

Monday 14 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:University of Aberdeen
Organiser:Sharon J. Arbuthnot, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Kaarina Hollo, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 318-aThe Evidence for Gaelic Scribes in Scotland
(Language: English)
Sheila M. Boll, AHRB Centre for Irish & Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 318-bScotticisms in Gaelic Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Colm J. O'Boyle, Department of Celtic, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 318-cStalking a Deer-Skin Book
(Language: English)
Sharon J. Arbuthnot, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Each concerned with an aspect of scribal activity and manuscript production in medieval Gaelic Scotland, the three related papers in this session are as follows: Sheila Boll examines the documentary evidence for native Scottish and visiting Irish scribes, Colm O’Boyle expands on his earlier work on Scottish Gaelic vernacularism in a Macmhuirich manuscript, and Sharon Arbuthnot considers the Scottish Associations of National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Adv. MS 72.1.40