People of Medieval Scotland 1093 - 1314 Ministerial Launch

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Sir Charles Wilson Building

1 University Avenue

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

United Kingdom

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People of Medieval Scotland 1093 - 1314 Ministerial Launch

Sir Charles Wilson Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Wednesday 5th September 2012

The Sir Charles Wilson Building is located at the corner of University Avenue and Gibson Street (opposite Glasgow University Union).

Format

6.30pm: Guests arrive, reception/networking

7.05pm: Welcome from the Principal

7.10pm: Welcome from the Minister

7.30pm: Reception and further networking
8.30pm: Event ends

If you would like to bring a class, please e-mail dauvit.broun@glasgow.ac.uk and indicate how many pupils there are likely to be.

The ‘People of Medieval Scotland’ is a database of the 21,000+ people mentioned in the 8500+ documents from Scotland that survive between 1093 and 1314. It has been designed to cater for beginners as well as experts. Learners can explore and discover this pivotal period of Scotland’s past on their own terms. Experts can conduct research in days and hours that would once have taken them months. The database also offers learners and experts a new experience of engaging with the past, allowing thousands of individuals to take centre stage, and hundreds of places. It is left to the user to decide what is interesting and important.

Special features include:

· A ‘lab’ space for quick and thought-provoking ways to explore the database

· Gaelic names are identified in their medieval and modern forms

· A multi-faceted search facility

· For experts: special attention to the form of documents

The database is the outcome of two projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council: the ‘Paradox of Medieval Scotland, 1093-1286: Social Relationships and Identities before the Wars of Independence’ (www.poms.ac.uk) and the ‘Breaking of Britain: Cross-border Society and Scottish Independence 1216-1314’ (www.breakingofbritain.ac.uk), a collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Lancaster, and King’s College, London

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Sir Charles Wilson Building

1 University Avenue

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

United Kingdom

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