53rd Conference 2010

Saturday 9 January

Introduction and Opening Remarks: Chair,Professor Hector MacQueen (Scottish Law Commission)

Paper 1: Dr Amanda Beam, University of Glasgow: Connections and family networks of the Umfraville and Balliol families

Paper 2: Dr Alexander Grant, University of Lancaster: Noble bastards in Late Medieval Scotland

Paper 3: Mr Thomas Green, PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh: Scottish Protestant divorce for adultery: was the guilty party impeded from re-marriage during the lifetime of their innocent spouse?

Sunday 10 January

Paper 4: Dr Joanna Martin, University of Nottingham and Dr Sebastiaan Verweij, University of Cambridge: Family books and Commemoration in Sixteenth-Century Scotland

Paper 5: Dr Heather Pulliam, University of Edinburgh: ‘Four legs good, two legs bad’: families, animals and Insular art

Paper 6: Dr Rhiannon Purdie, University of St Andrews: Sir Colling the Campbell: fictionalising family history in late medieval Scotland