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‘Personal names and bynames in Late Medieval Scotland’

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On 9 May, 2017, the Centre welcomed Professor Stephen Boardman (University of Edinburgh) to discuss ‘Personal names and bynames in Late Medieval Scotland.’ In this lecture, Steve sought to discuss two areas of research: how Scottish aristocrats named their children at baptism between 1300 and 1500 AD, why descriptive and behavioral nicknames became attached to… Continue reading

‘New thinking on Govan Old’

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On 27 October, 2015, the Centre welcomed Susan Buckham (Stirling) to discuss ‘New thinking on Govan Old’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. It is well known that Govan Old was an important political centre of the kingdom of Strathclyde from the 9th through the 11th centuries AD. Thirty-one surviving carved stone monuments from… Continue reading

‘Thinking local on the late medieval stronghold of Dùn Èistean, Isle of Lewis’

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On 13 October, 2015, the Centre welcomed Rachel Barrowman to discuss ‘Thinking local on the late medieval stronghold of Dùn Èistean, Isle of Lewis’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Rachel Barrowman presented some of the results of the excavations that took place at Dùn Èistean, a late medieval site which is located on… Continue reading