Conference: Digitising the Origins of the Scottish Government: medieval charters in the 21st century [Glasgow]

05 April 2017, Starts: 10:00, Ends: 16:30

Digitising the Origins of Scottish Government: medieval charters in the 21st century

A free public conference at the University of Glasgow hosted by AHRC-funded project Models of Authority: Scottish charters and the emergence of government, 1100–1250 (

Lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please email

Please book your place by Friday 31st March.

Conference programme

10:00 Registration

10:30 Session 1

Welcome David Carpenter (King’s College London)

‘The emergence of government in Scotland’ Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow)

‘The script and appearance of the earliest Scottish charters’ Teresa Webber (University of Cambridge)

‘Charters in thirteenth-century cartularies’ Joanna Tucker (University of Glasgow)

12:30 Lunch (provided)

13:15 Session 2

‘Introduction to the Models of Authority database’ Stewart Brookes (King’s College London)

14:00 Tea & Coffee

14:30 Session 3

‘The origins of the Stewarts revisited: new insights from the Models of Authority database’ Alice Taylor (King’s College London)

‘Modelling diplomatic: Scottish charters and the development of their distinctive patterns of composition’ John Reuben Davies (University of Glasgow)

‘What next for Models of Authority? A digital perspective’ Peter Stokes (King’s College London)

16:30 End

Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
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