Last updated: 8 February 2022
This project departs from traditional museuological numismatic research by seeking to return coins to their original landscape, material and social contexts. The geographical focus of this project will be the borderlands of Scotland and England from the 12th to 17th centuries.
The project will employ and develop a range of innovative methodologies to help facilitate the examination of inter and intra-regional distinctions according to settlement type, political and economic centres, and communication routes. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) surveying will be two key technical methodologies which will be employed to answer the research questions already identified for the studentship.
Taking coinage as a key body of material evidence, the student will take account of the political, economic, and sociocultural relationships that developed in this key period of intense nation-building, which was characterised not only by conflict, but by ongoing cross-border contact and exchange.
The project will be guided by a number of key research questions, including:
Coinage, landscape and society in the borderlands: economy, politics and identity in Scotland and northern England, 1136-1603
2018 - present
AHRC Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium (SCHC) – Collaborative Doctoral Partnership
University of York Supervisors
Dr Aleksandra McClain and Dr Steve Ashby - Department of Archaeology
National Museums Scotland Supervisors
Scotland's Material Heritage