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  • Notes on occupational and by-names added Some PoMs users may have noticed a change this year in the presentation of many surnames or by-names which stem from an occupation or office, such as baker, tailor, or steward. Because the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were the period when second names, whether heritable or not, became common, it is often difficult to determine ...
  • Updated version of PoMS database published As of 15 November, 2013, a new update to the People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1314 database has been published, reflecting the ongoing work behind the scenes to make the identification of people and places and summaries of documents as accurate as possible. We hope to continue with this kind of work in the future. (MH)
  • New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland book available from Boydell and Brewer This volume based on a 2010 ‘PoMS’ conference includes papers by project team members Matthew Hammond, John Bradley and Michele Pasin, David Carpenter and Keith Stringer as well as pieces by international advisory group members Alice Taylor, Cynthia Neville and Emilia Jamroziak, in addition to a chapter by archaeologist Stuart Campbell. http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14269
  • New Perspectives Conference – 23 August 2013 New perspectives on the Scottish Wars of Independence: Scotland and the governance of England in the thirteenth century A free conference marking the end of the ‘Breaking of Britain’ AHRC-funded project (see www.breakingofbritain.ac.uk for details).   Friday 23 August Senate Room, Gilbert Scott Building, Univ. of Glasgow 9.30 Registration 9.45 Preliminaries Part I: Setting the scene 10.00–11.00 Chair: Keith Stringer Dauvit Broun, ‘English history as background to the ...
  • Border Society Conference 6 July 2013 Border Society: States, Governance and People, c.1100–c.1300 Lancaster University, Saturday 6 July 2013   A conference in association with the research project The Breaking of Britain: Cross-Border Society and Scottish Independence, 1216–1314 (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council), co-sponsored by the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Friends of Cumbria Archives, and the Society of Antiquaries of ...
  • Official Launch of PoMS – 5 September LAUNCH OF  PEOPLE OF MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND 1093-1314  NEW ON-LINE LEARNING RESOURCE AND RESEARCH TOOL    By Michael Russell MSP Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Scottish Government  6.30–8.30pm, Wednesday 5 September 2012 Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow   The ‘People of Medieval Scotland’ is a database of the 21,000+ people mentioned in the 8500+ documents from Scotland that survive between ...
  • Launch of the new PoMS database A new version of our PoMS database will go live the week of 20 August 2012. This will incorporate several updates, including a new faceted browser and the addition of material up to 1314. The new version will be officially launched on 5 September. More information on the launch event can be found here. Keep your eye out ...
  • Welcome to PoMS Welcome to the new People of Medieval Scotland website and database!