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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1605: The Community of the Realm in Scotland, 1249-1424: History, Law, and Charters in a Recreated Kingdom, II - Sources and Methods

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:AHRC Project 'The Community of the Realm in Scotland, 1249-1424'
Organiser:Stephen Boardman, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Moderator/Chair:Alice Taylor, Department of History, King's College London
Paper 1605-aWhat is a Dynamic Edition?: Concepts, Methods, and Interface
(Language: English)
Paul Caton, King's Digital Lab King's College London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1605-bThe Declaration of Arbroath in Medieval Scotland
(Language: English)
Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1605-cThe Dynamics of Regiam maiestatem, Scotland's Earliest Legal Treatise
(Language: English)
John Reuben Davies, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

The session looks at two key sources originating in the reign of Robert I, the famous if much misunderstood 'Declaration' of Arbroath and the enigmatic compilation of legal texts and law codes known as Regiam Maiestatem, and explores the way their significance and evolution can be better understood and analysed through the creation of dynamic digital editions. The session involves: a discussion of the way in which dynamic editions work; an examination of the manuscript history of the Declaration of Arbroath; an exploration of the Regiam Maiestatem as a source and the methodologies that can be used to study it.