Scottish Records Association Conference CFP

Scottish Records Association Conference CFP

9 May 2024

Submissions are now invited for the Scottish Records Association Conference on Estate Papers and their Use in Historical Research, in conjunction with Scottish Association of Country House Archivists

​Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2024

Location: Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen and online

Abstracts (maximum 200 words) of proposed papers, focusing on research using estate papers in private and public ownership, or the management and custody of estate paper collections, are invited for receipt by 31 May 2024. Themes and topics, might include, but are not limited to:

  • problems and possibilities of carrying out research using estate records
    from the middle ages to the twenty-first century,
  • issues involved in managing estate papers,
  • the Scottish landed estate in an international context,
  • the changing economic viability of country estates,
  • the everyday life of people who lived on, worked on, or owned estates,
  • the decline of landed estates,
  • issues of heredity,
  • the impact of landed estates on the environment,
  • landed estates and rural industrialisation.

Paper proposals should be sent to by 31 May 2024. After the conference, presenters may be invited to develop their papers as academic articles to be considered for publication in Scottish Archives, the journal of the Scottish Records Association.

Vignette of distilling and farming from a plan of the lands of Craigend, Stirlingshire, 1798. Crown copyright, National Records of Scotland (RHP80866).