The Scottish Privy Council Project

ICHRPI Conference Panel: Signs of Division in 1690s Scotland

Recently, the entire project team travelled to Paris and participated in the 74th ICHRPI (International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions) Conference, which was held between the magnificent Assemblée Nationale and the beautiful Conseil d’État. It was a great privilege to present our work at these amazing government venues and to be addressed

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“John Scarlet, tinker”

“The Lords of their Majesties privy Councille Doe Hereby recommend To the Commissioners of their Majesties Thesaurie To Cause payment be made to Serjant Mcphersone and Serjant Edermonstrong of the reward offered to the seasurs [seizers] of Tinker Scarlat, presently prisoner in the Tolbooth of the Cannongate, if any such reward hes been offered; and

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Meet our Research Fellows

Dr Laura Doak I was fascinated by early modern Scotland from the earliest stages of undergraduate study. Building on this interest, I completed my PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2020, with a thesis titled ‘On Street and Scaffold: The People and Political Culture in Restoration Scotland, c.1678-1685’. My thesis examined various cultural practices

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First Workshop: Call for Papers

The first workshop for the Scottish Privy Council project will be held at the University of Stirling on the last week of October 2021 (precise dates TBC). The workshop will be a chance to explore the wide-ranging role of the Scottish Privy Council, particularly but not exclusively in the period 1692-1708. Proposals for 20-minute papers

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Research Seminar with our PI

Our PI, Dr Alastair Mann, recently gave an extended paper at Forum Romanum, the seminar group at the Department of Legal History, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. The topic was ‘Scotland the Good European? Continuities of Representation and Union for a Small Peripheral Nation‘. You can find a full recording of the session here:

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Introducing the Scottish Privy Council Project’s PhD Researchers

From its inception, the Scottish Privy Council Project was always intended, in part, as a vehicle for fostering the next generation of historians. To that end, we set out to recruit two PhD students, one based at each of the partner institutions (University of Stirling and University of Dundee). After a competitive selection process, we

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