IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1039: New Approaches to Researching Cartularies and Charters

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:AHRC Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government 1100-1250'
Organiser:Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Alice Taylor, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1039-aRethinking 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-bInvestigating 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-cTracing the Use of Status Titles in Scottish Charters
(Language: English)
Matthew H. Hammond, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Social History
Abstract

This 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).