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Research Interests:

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

Cultures of Conflict

Armstrong, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Routledge Companion to Cultural History in the Western World. Arcangeli, A., Rogge, J. & Salmi, H. (eds.). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

England's Northern Frontier: Conflict and Local Society in the Fifteenth-Century Scottish Marches

Armstrong, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 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

    Research output: Non-textual formDatabase

    Open Access
  • Arbitration in late medieval Scotland: ‘Bon accord’ in urban and rural contexts

    Armstrong, J., 31 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. 9, 2, p. 50-67 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

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

    Armstrong, J. (Guest ed.) & Mackillop, A. (Guest ed.), 31 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. 9, 2, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access


    Aberdeen Registers Online 1398-1511

    Frankot, E. (Creator), Havinga, A. D. (Creator), Hawes, C. (Creator), Hepburn, W. (Creator), Peters, W. (Creator), Armstrong, J. (Creator), Astley, P. W. (Creator), Mackillop, A. (Creator), Simpson, A. R. C. (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


    Aberdeen Burgh Records Database

    Armstrong, J. (Creator), Convery, S. (Creator), Frankot, E. B. I. (Creator), Macdonald, A. (Creator), MacKillop, A. (Creator), Simpson, A. R. C. (Creator) & Wilson, A. L. M. (Creator), University of Aberdeen, 1 Mar 2014


    Press / Media

    New funding to unlock secrets of city records

    Jackson Armstrong


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research