IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 207: Models of Authority in Scottish Charters, c. 1100 - c. 1250, II: Investigating Influences on Scottish Charters

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Arts & Humanities Research Council Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government 1100-1250'
Organiser:Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 207-aGetting Cursive: Extending DigiPal's Framework for Models of Authority
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 207-bScript as an Image of Authority: Sources of Influence on the Handwriting of Scottish Charters - 1100-1250
(Language: English)
Teresa Webber, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 207-cGilbert 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.