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History Scotland Editorial Board - Dr Cynthia Neville

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Dr Cynthia Neville is a member of the History Scotland magazine Editorial Board

'I became a member of the editorial board of History Scotland after being an avid reader for several years' writes Cynthia. 'I have often used articles from the magazine in my undergraduate classes, where they are always received with great enthusiasm. The articles are notable for their clarity and succinctness and for the quality and professionalism of their authorship. All of this made me wish to become more closely involved in the magazine.'

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Cynthia J. Neville holds the George Munro Chair in History and Political Economy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

She has published extensively on various aspects of the legal and social history of northern England in the period 1200-1500 and, more recently, on the subject of Gaelic lordship in later medieval Scotland.

Her published books include

  • Violence, Custom and Law: The Anglo-Scottish Border Lands in the Later Middle Ages (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998)
  • Native Lordship in Medieval Scotland (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005), which won both the Margret Wade Labarge prize from the Canadian Society of Medievalists and the Agnes Mure Mackenzie Scottish History Book of Year Award from the Saltire Society, Scotland
  • Land, Law and People in Medieval Scotland, published in 2010 by Edinburgh University Press, which was short-listed for the Saltire Society Scottish Research Book of the Year Award.
  • She recently co-edited with Grant G. Simpson an edition of the written acts of King Alexander III for the Regesta Regum Scottorum series (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. She is currently researching the history of royal pardon in later medieval Scotland and, more generally, law, royal authority and power in thirteenth-century Scotland. 

'As I write, I am coming to the end of a very rewarding two-month Visiting Fellowship at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. My time here has been not only productive, but congenial and intellectually rewarding. I wrote an article-length study of the influence of canon law and theology on secular law making in Scotland in the late twelfth and the thirteenth centuries.'


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