Medieval Scottish Studies

Last updated 5 Jan 2004

These are the web pages of Medieval Scottish Studies (MeSS), an association of academics and independent scholars interested in pursuing and promoting study of medieval Scotland. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in medieval Scotland, whether as an aspect of or as the main focus of scholarly research. Members are free to invite those whom they think might be interested to join.

Conferences       E-mailing List

E-mailing List

Studies is an associated e-mailing list which provides a venue for enquiries and discussions relating to members' research and interests as well as announcements and organization of conference sessions.


Since 2000, Medieval Scottish Studies has sponsored sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies held each May at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo (organized by The Medieval Institute). After only one session in 2001 (Power and Politics in Medieval Scotland), 2002 saw a threefold increase in MeSS sponspored sessions, resulting in a three session Scottish mini-conference all day Thursday, 2 May (Land, Sea, Borders, and War: Politics of Control in Medieval Scotland, Aspects of Social and Cultural History in Medieval Scotland I, and Aspects of Social and Cultural History in Medieval Scotland II); there were also over a dozen other sessions at Kalamazoo in 2002 that had a Scottish theme or a Scottish related paper. In 2003 there were two MeSS sponsored sessions (Aspects of Social and Cultural History in Scotland and Early Scotland: From the Picts to David I) and again various other sessions that had a Scottish theme or related paper. In 2004 there will again be two MeSS sessions (Aspects of Scottish Social and Cultural History and Medieval Scotland: Power, Politics, and Law).

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