Survey of Saint Dedications in Medieval Scotland

Project start date: 2004-10 Project end date: 2007-09
The chief aim of the project has been to construct a searchable database with a web-site interface recording and mapping dedications to saints in Scotland prior to 1560. It is hoped that the database will be useful as a research, reference and teaching tool for the study of saints’ cults and the wider examination of piety and devotion in medieval Scotland. The database has been compiled through a systematic survey of published sources relating to the medieval kingdom and a significant body of unpublished archival material. Please note that there are a number of sources, both published and archival, that were not included within the limits of the initial survey. The database should not, then, be regarded at this stage as a comprehensive register of medieval dedications to saints in Scotland, although it does contain sufficient information to allow the spread of particular dedications, and by implication individual cults, to be examined chronologically and spatially. A subsidiary aim of the project has been to stimulate and facilitate further research activity relating to the cult of saints and medieval piety in Scotland.
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Methods usedCategory
CollatingData analysis
Content analysisData analysis
Searching and queryingData analysis
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
General project managementStrategy and project management
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
Funding sources: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created: 
Dataset/structured data
Source material used:  
Printed and primary sources relating to medieval Scotland
Digital resource created:  
A searchable database with a web-site interface recording and mapping dedications to saints in Scotland prior to 1560.
Access to digital resource:  
Open Access
Data Formats created: 
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Publications:  
Saints' Cults in the Celtic World (Woodbridge, 2009), eds. S.Boardman, J.R.Davies and E.Williamson.

The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland (Woodbridge, 2010), eds. S.Boardman and E.Williamson

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UK HE institutions involved:
University of Edinburgh

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Principal staff member:Dr Stephen Boardman
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Author(s) of recordSteve Boardman
TitleSurvey of Saint Dedications in Medieval Scotland
Record created2010-11-22
Record updated2011-01-24 15:55
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3545
Citation of recordSteve Boardman: Survey of Saint Dedications in Medieval Scotland.
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created: 2010-11-22, last updated 2011-01-24 15:55