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Members

Officers & Trustees:

Chair: 
Professor Rhiannon Purdie, University of St Andrews
Research interests: Later medieval literature of Scotland and England, particularly chronicle and romance; scholarly editing. Editorial Secretary of the Scottish Text Society.
Treasurer: 
Dr Alan MacDonald, University of Dundee
Research interests: 16th and 17th centuries; agriculture and the environment; parliament and government; the church.
Secretary: 
Dr Miles Kerr-Peterson
Research interests: noble power and culture in James VI’s Scotland.
Chair, Friends of the Wembdon Road Cemetery. Co-Editor, Bridgwater Heritage Group.
Dr Morvern French, Historic Environment ScotlandResearch interests: late medieval and 16th century Scotland, built heritage, especially castles, material culture, and women’s history.
Mark Hall, Perth Museum & Art GalleryCollections Officer Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Culture Perth & Kinross. Special interest in the whole range of early medieval sculpture but especially on early medieval sculpture in Scotland (primarily ‘Pictish’).
Professor Hector MacQueen, Edinburgh Law SchoolMy research interest list is history of medieval Scots law in its British, Irish and Continental European contexts; legal consciousness in medieval society; and more modern law and its history, especially contract and intellectual property law.
Dr Joanna Tucker, University of GlasgowResearch interests: 12th- and 13th-century Scotland; charters and cartularies; codicology and palaeography; digital humanities; textual editing.

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There are some 215 Members of the Scottish Medievalists. Please note this is not a complete list of members, but provided as a directory of expertise on an opt-in basis. Please use the contact form on this website to make contact.

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Dr Alison Cathcart, University of StirlingSixteenth and seventeenth century Scotland and Ireland, especially the west Highlands and Isles; ‘peripheral’ and insular communities of the wider archipelago with a focus on resource management; I quite like cattle, fish, and boats.
Professor Margaret Connolly, University of St AndrewsResearch Interests: Later medieval literature of Scotland and England; manuscript production in late medieval Scotland; early modern Scottish notaries; Sccottish book collectors; manuscript fragments; scholarly editing, palaeography, codicology.
Dr Bryony Coombs, University of EdinburghResearch Interests: Visual culture in late-medieval and early-modern Scotland. Cultural interchange between Scotland and Europe, with a particular focus on the Auld Alliance. Illuminated manuscripts and Scottish patrons. Currently writing Visual Arts and the Auld Alliance: Scotland, France and National Identity c.1420-1550 for EUP.
Dr Piers Dixon, University of StirlingResearch interests: I am interested in all aspects of the archaeology of medieval rural settlement in Scotland and northern England, ranging from castles to shielings and from hunting sites to urban settlements.
Joseph James Ellis, University of YorkMy doctoral research focuses on the royal progresses of James VI & I in England and Scotland. Outside of this, my research activity ranges widely across the early modern period, but particularly the Elizabethan, Jacobean and Georgian courts. I am especially fascinated by political culture/cultural politics, gender and sexuality.
Dr Iain FlettResearch interests: Continuing interest in Dundee during the Reformation; presently editing the First Court Book of Kirkcaldy 1567 (Notarial book of Alexander Cok) for Fife Archives. Friends of Dundee City Archives & Tay Valley Family History Society.
Dr Simon Gilmour, Society of Antiquaries of ScotlandResearch interests: Later prehistoric and Early Medieval Scotland and Europe, particularly the Atlantic façade. Antiquarian collecting.
Dr Kelly Kilpatrick, University of Glasgow & CambridgeResearch interests: Iron Age and Early Medieval Scotland, with a particular focus on Pictish and early Gaelic sacred landscapes and visual culture; early Scottish and northern English epigraphy; medieval Insular place-names and ecclesiastical history; ancient and medieval Celtic religion and mythology; aerial and satellite archaeology.
Dr Neil McGuigan, University of St AndrewsResearch interests: 8th to 13th centuries, political, ecclesiastical & economic history, historical writing, political mythology, regional history, inequality, the subaltern, disiecta membra. Also, the ‘earldom of Bamburgh’ and Northumbrian matters. 
Dr Iain A. MacInnes, University of the Highlands and IslandsResearch interests: the Scottish Wars of Independence, particularly the Second Scottish War of Independence, medieval military history, war and chivalry, medieval treason, battlefield injury, impact of war, medievalism and the modern depiction of the medieval, particularly in comics.
Donald Neil Macpherson, University of AberdeenI am researching the nature and practices of Scottish diplomacy in the Fifteenth Century, with a particular emphasis on who the diplomats were, how they were selected, trained, funded and travelled. An additional dimension is to examine whether there were changes in the backgrounds of fifteenth-century Scottish diplomats throughout the century and if any such changes altered the practices of the kingdom’s diplomats.
Professor Cynthia J Neville, Dalhousie UniversityResearch interests: legal, political and social history of Scotland, 11th-15th centuries; medieval charters and seals and their owners; royal pardon; the laws of the Anglo-Scottish marches in the later medieval period and the legal treatises relating to then.  
Dr Gordon M ReynoldsResearch interests: 11th-14th century crusading culture in Scotland and the British isles more broadly, with a particular focus on the evidence of charters and cartularies.
Elizabeth Ann Roads, Snawdoun HeraldMy interests and research areas are in all aspects of the development of heraldry, particularly Scottish heraldry, and the rise and changing role of the Scottish herald from the 14th century.
Dr Nicola Royan, University of NottinghamResearch interests: Older Scots and Scottish Latin literature from late 14th to early 17th C, with particular foci on humanism, historiography and national identity. President of the Scottish Text Society.
Norman F. Shead, University of GlasgowResearch interests: charters and chronicles; Scottish Episcopal Acta; currently working on the medieval diocese of Glasgow.
Charlie Spragg, University of EdinburghMy principal research interest is the life of King James VI & I, particularly his relationship with visual and material culture.
Dr Katherine H. Terrell, Hamilton CollegeResearch interests: late medieval Scottish and English historiography and literature, including court poetry, romance, women’s writing, the medieval nation, and discourses of alterity.
Dr Andrea ThomasResearch Interests: The late-medieval and early-modern Scottish royal court and Scottish cultural developments. Trustee of the Cranston Library, Reigate, Surrey.
Emma Trivett, University of the Highlands and IslandsI’m interested in kingship and queenship in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Scotland, with a particular focus on gender and royal (in)fertility.
Dr Emily Joan Ward, University of EdinburghResearch interests: Scotland and Europe, 11th to 13th centuries; childhood, adolescence and the life cycle; child kings, queenship and guardianship; comparative political, social and cultural history; charters and documentary culture; historical writing.
Dr Alasdair C. Whyte, University of GlasgowResearch interests: primarily place-names as an historical resource for settlement and society across the medieval period.
Dr Emily Wingfield, University of BirminghamResearch Interests: Older Scots literary culture, esp. of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, book history, romance, Scotland’s royal women, the writings of Mary Queen of Scots.