Conference autumn 2023
The Body as Evidence
Soutar Theatre, A K Bell Library, Perth, Thursday 23 November 2023
The topic of the next Scottish Records Association's conference will be ‘The Body as Evidence’ and the Association invites proposals for presentations. For more details see the call for papers.
Annual Conference 2023
The 2023 annual conference of the Scottish Records Association will take place on Friday 24February 2023 and will be held in conjunction with National Records of Scotland.
The venue is New Register House in Edinburgh. At the morning session a series of talks will discuss advances in online palaeography tuition and how Artificial Intelligence can help transcribe
During the afternoon there will be an open event where researchers can bring documents they are having problems reading or understanding, to get advice from experienced palaeographers from academic institutions and archives. Also present will be societies who publish original sources of Scottish history, showing how their publications can help researchers understand similar records and how to access other useful sources. There will be a small display of original records from the National Records of Scotland’s archives related to the societies’ publications.
The conference will mark the launch of the new edition of "Scottish Handwriting 1500-1700: a self-help pack", published jointly by the Scottish Records Association and National Records of Scotland.
For more details and to reserve a place at the morning talks and the afternoon open event, please go to the Eventbrite page at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-the-write-track-tickets-511589617317.
Versions of some of the presentations will appear in the SRA Journal, Scottish Archives,
but abstracts can be read here.