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The Conference and Next Steps

Conference As readers of this blog will know, a concluding conference for the Scotland and the Flemish People Project took place in St Andrews in mid-June. Details of the various sessions at the conference were set out in this blog … Continue reading

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The Plenary Sessions at the Upcoming Conference

There will be four plenary sessions at the conference on Scotland and the Flemish People that will take place on 16 and 17 June at the Gateway in St Andrews. This posting is the last of a series that previews … Continue reading

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Flemish Settlement in Scotland: Prosopography and Networks

This is the eighth posting in the series that sets out the content of sessions at the conference on “Scotland and the Flemish People” that will be held in St Andrews on 16 and 17June. This session, with speaker Dr Matthew … Continue reading

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Material culture in Flanders and the influence of the Low Countries on Scottish Church Architecture

This is the seventh posting in the series that sets out the content of sessions at the conference to be held in St. Andrews on June 16th and 17th.   This session provides two perspectives on Flemish material culture, in other … Continue reading

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Hints from the hinterland: place-name evidence for the nature of the Flemish presence

This is the sixth posting in the series that sets out the content of sessions at the conference to be held in St. Andrews on June 16th and 17th.  Considerable work has been done on place names in Scotland in … Continue reading

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Scotland and the Flemish People Conference, 16-17 June

The purpose of this blog posting is to share with readers the draft programme for the  conference that will take place in St Andrews on 16 and 17 June 2016.  There may still be some changes to the programme but it is … Continue reading

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Leisure, pleasure and recreation

This posting is the fifth in the series on themes that will be addressed at a conference held in St. Andrews on June 16 and 17 this year. While much of the historical analysis of the relationship between Flanders and … Continue reading

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Politics, diplomacy and commerce

This posting is the fourth in the series on themes that will be addressed at a conference held in St. Andrews on June 16 and 17 this year.   The relationship between Scotland and Flanders in the medieval period had many … Continue reading

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The Flemings of Biggar and Cumbernauld

This posting is the third in the series on themes that will be addressed at a conference held in St. Andrews on June 16 and 17 this year.  The Fleming family of Biggar and Cumbernauld became an important baronial family … Continue reading

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When and How the Flemish came to Scotland

This posting is the second in the blog series on themes that will be addressed at the June 2016 conference in St. Andrews.  One session, described below, will examine the movement to Scotland of the Flemish—the aristocratic Flemings as well … Continue reading

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