What use is it to be given authority over man and land if others donít know about it? Furthermore, what use is that authority if those who know about it do not respect it? These questions have been crucial since regulations for governance entered society. In the years prior to 1603 Scotland developed a unique relationship between the people and its manifests of authority. Whether it be crown or noble, government or church, burgh or merchant; these individuals and groups all created their own methods and modes of projecting authority designed to speak to, and subconsciously tailored by, their intended audience. Following our first successful workshop, which opened the discourse primarily from a noble and royal aspect, the aim of this second workshop is to continue and widen this debate on the purposes and methods used to present authority by these key individuals and institutions in Scotland before the union of the crowns in 1603.
We would welcome 200 word proposals for 20 minute papers, from any discipline and any research level, considering the above topic to reach us by FRIDAY 16th Dec 2011.
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