Aberdeen – Society, Polity, Law and Hinterlands, c. 1400–c. 1800.
The Aberdeen Burgh Records project brings together investigators in history, law, and archives to pilot an exploration of Aberdeen’s exceptionally rich late medieval and early modern records.
By encouraging a comparative perspective with other European contexts, this conference seeks to interrogate the idea of Aberdeen as a provincial capital in pre-modern Scotland, to explore how it interlocked with seats of power elsewhere and, by extension, to stimulate a re-evaluation of the Scottish polity in this period.
The conference will be held at the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen on the 22-24 November 2013.
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