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Dr Jackson Armstrong joined the School in September 2008. He teaches medieval and early modern history. He is interested in Scotland and England in the period 1300-1600, and especially in the ligatures of local societies (including ideas of kinship), relations with ‘centres’ of political power, and frameworks of law and related aspects of government. He is particularly curious about regions typically considered to be ‘peripheral’: Much of his work to date has been concerned with the fifteenth-century Anglo-Scottish borderlands, and the themes of frontiers and conflict. His work also takes in chivalry, heraldry and the law and office of arms.

Dr Armstrong is co-founder of the Aberdeen Humanities Fund, created in 2012.

He is additionally interested in life writing and in 2004 edited and published, as Seven Eggs Today, the diaries of a nineteenth-century Canadian woman. He completed his undergraduate study at Queen's University at Kingston, and a MPhil in Medieval History and a PhD at the University of Cambridge. During his postgraduate research he held a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2007–8 he tutored at the universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews in European and Scottish history.

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Research Output 2004 2019

Aberdeen Registers Online 1398-1511

Frankot, E., Havinga, A. D., Hawes, C., Hepburn, W., Peters, W. T. M., Armstrong, J., Astley, P. W., Mackillop, A., Simpson, A. R. C. & Wyner, A. Z., 2019

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Introduction: Scottish urban archives and histories: Context and a legal historical perspective

Armstrong, J. (Guest ed.) & Mackillop, A. (Guest ed.), 2018, In : Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. 9, 2, p. 1-9 9 p.

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Bringing Archives and Archaeology Together: community research at the Bennachie Colony

Armstrong, J., Miller, C. & Oliver, J. M., 1 Mar 2017, In : Scottish Archives. 21, p. 18-29 12 p.

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Introduction: Communities, Courts and Scottish Towns

Armstrong, J. W. & MacKillop, A., 1 Aug 2017, In : Urban History. 44, 3, p. 358-364 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ancien regime
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nineteenth century


Aberdeen Registers Online 1398-1511

Frankot, E. (Creator), Havinga, A. D. (Creator), Hawes, C. (Creator), Hepburn, W. (Creator), Peters, W. T. M. (Creator), Armstrong, J. (Creator), Astley, P. W. (Creator), Mackillop, A. (Creator), Simpson, A. (Creator), Wyner, A. Z. (Creator), University of Aberdeen, 2019


Text Analytic Approach to Rural and Urban Legal Histories

Wyner, A. Z. (Creator), Peters, W. (Creator), Armstrong, J. (Creator), Frankot, E. (Creator), University of Aberdeen, 6 Dec 2015


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New funding to unlock secrets of city records

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