Bids of up to £2,000 were invited by 31 August 2013 (not exclusive to current programmes). For workshops, meetings and exhibitions.
During 2013-14, £8,000 released in two tranches will fund programme workshops, meetings, exhibitions, and other events (in part). Applications were also invited from colleagues, not in receipt of theme funds.
Three proposals were selected for funding from the first tranche of released funds:
The Burgh in the North: Society, Polity, Law and Hinterlands, c. 1400 – c. 1800 Conference. Convened by Dr Andrew Mackillop and Dr Jackson from the Department of History, University of Aberdeen. Held in Humanity Manse, 19 College Bounds, Aberdeen, 22–23 November 2013. Brought together investigators in history, law, and archives to explore Aberdeen’s exceptionally rich late medieval and early modern records.
Elites in Discord in Northern Europe, c. 1000 – c. 1500 was a one day historical conference. Organised by Edward Carlsson Browne. Held on 10 October 2013, Meston Building, University of Aberdeen. Bringing together scholars from Scandinavia and the British Isles to discuss ways in which medieval elites engaged and resolved disputes and conflict. Speakers included Alex Woolf (St Andrews) and Hans Jacob Orning (Oslo).
Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium. Held King’s College Auditorium, University of Aberdeen from 7-8 November 2013, followed by a fieldtrip on 9 November to various sites including the medieval Drum Castle and Pictavia. The Colloquium presented papers from across the medieval period (5th-16th centuries AD) and from all geographical areas. Papers were not restricted to archaeology and interdisciplinary papers with a broader medieval significance were especially encouraged.