IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1402: 'The Paradox of Medieval Scotland' Database as a Research Tool - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:AHRC Project 'The Breaking of Britain', Universities of Glasgow, Lancaster, Edinburgh & King's College London
Organiser:Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Keith J. Stringer, Department of History, Lancaster University
Abstract

‘The Paradox of Medieval Scotland’ database covers all individuals mentioned in the 6014 charters (broadly defined) that survive from the period 1093-1286. Relationships between individuals, as well as information about them, are represented as this has been constructed in the documents themselves. The database, completed towards the end of 2010, has been designed as a research tool not only for historians of Scotland, but for anyone with an interest in the process of ‘Europeanisation’, or who wishes to include a comparative dimension to their research. The workshop will consist of a brief introduction to the database, a couple of case studies where it has been used in research, followed by questions and discussion.

Participants include Amanda Beam (Department of History (Scottish), University of Glasgow), Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow), David Carpenter (King’s College London), John Reuben Davies (University of Glasgow), Matthew H. Hammond (University of Edinburgh), Alice Taylor (King’s College London), and Joanna Tucker (University of Glasgow).