Exploring Medieval Seals : A case study in research and outreach Enhancing Impact, Inspiring Excellence Conference Birmingham, 4 September 2013. Dr Elizabeth New email@example.com / Dr Susan Davies firstname.lastname@example.org Prifysgol Aberystwyth University www.exploringmedievalseals.org.
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Exploring Medieval Seals: A case study in research and outreachEnhancing Impact, Inspiring Excellence ConferenceBirmingham, 4 September 2013
Dr Elizabeth New email@example.com /Dr Susan Davies firstname.lastname@example.org
Prifysgol Aberystwyth University
- 2009-12: Research project funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council- To investigate seals and sealing practices across Wales and the Marches, c.1200-1550- To explore seals as a new resource for answering a range of questions about medieval society, economy, administration, law and culture
Follow-on project, funded by the AHRC 2013-14, for outreach and engagement across the UK
Knowledge Transfer Advisory Board (SiMeW and ExOMS):
What have these projects done? Focusing on a wide range of seals and their across society between 12thC and c.1550 (rather than concentrating on formal high status or other specific categories of seals…..)
instrument as a whole
How did we do it?-Custom-built database enabled large amounts of information about the sealed instruments to be gathered efficiently (Database programing: Dr John McEwan)- Built upon previous descriptive methods to establish a stable recording template and controlled vocabulary
should be a key element in planning
development for heritage practitioners and
new information for interested researchers at all levels