Dr Eila Williamson

  • Research Associate (English Language and Linguistics)

telephone: 0141 330 1875
email: Eila.Williamson@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests:

  • Scottish place-names
  • Cult of saints
  • Drama, ceremonial and secular music in medieval and early modern Scotland

Eila Williamson is Research Associate on the Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland: evidence from place-names project. This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust from 2016 until 2018.

Previously she worked as a researcher on the AHRC-funded Scottish Toponymy in Transition project.

She is joint editor (with Prof. John J. McGavin of the University of Southampton) of the forthcoming volume on the South-East Scotland records for the Records of Early Drama: Scotland project, part of the international REED project based at the University of Toronto.

 

Biography:

Eila Williamson graduated with an MA (Hons) in Latin and Scottish History, before completing a PhD in Scottish History (1998) at the University of Glasgow. She has worked as a researcher on several large externally-funded projects: Records of Early Drama: Scotland (University of Southampton, 1997-8; 1999-2004); Survey of Dedications to Saints in Medieval Scotland (University of Edinburgh, 2004-7); Scottish Toponymy in Transition: progressing the county surveys of the place-names of Scotland (University of Glasgow, 2011-14). Former Editor of the Innes Review (2007-12), she is currently Secretary of The Scottish Medievalists: The Society for Scottish Medieval and Renaissance Studies.


Additional Information

    • Former Editor of The Innes Review, the journal of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association (2007-12)
    • Member of the Editorial Board of The Innes Review
    • Secretary of the Scottish Medievalists
    • Committee member of the Sir David Lyndsay Society

 


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
Number of items: 17.

2017

Taylor, S., McNiven, P. and Williamson, E. (2017) The Place-Names of Kinross-shire. Series: Survey of Scottish place-names, 7. Shaun Tyas. ISBN 9781907730580 (In Press)

2016

Williamson, E. (2016) The Funeral of Walter Scott, First Earl of Buccleuch: a grand ceremonial occasion. Medieval English Theatre, 38, pp. 3-21.

2015

Williamson, E. (2015) 'Hence the name': Berwickshire parishes along the Anglo-Scottish Border as described in the Ordnance Survey Name Books. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 9, pp. 83-96.

2014

Williamson, E. (2014) Review of Mairi Cowan, Death, Life, and Religious Change in Scottish Towns, c.1350-1560. International Review of Scottish Studies, 39, pp. 46-48. [Book Review]

2010

Williamson, E. (2010) The Log Book of John Anderson - Senior Navigator in the VOC 1640-1643. [Audio]

Boardman, S. and Williamson, E. (Eds.) (2010) The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland. Series: Studies in Celtic History. Boydell: Woodbridge. ISBN 9781843835622

Enthoven, V., Murdoch, S. and Williamson, E. (Eds.) (2010) The Navigator: The Log of John Anderson, VOC Pilot-Major 1640-1643. Series: European expansion and indigenous response. Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004189317

2009

Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E. (Eds.) (2009) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history. Boydell: Woodbridge. ISBN 9781843834328

Williamson, E. (2009) Index of authors and titles, volumes 51-60: 2000-2009. Innes Review, 60(2), pp. 193-218.

Williamson, E. (2009) The cult of the Three Kings of Cologne in Scotland. In: Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E. (eds.) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history (25). Boydell: Woodbridge, pp. 160-179. ISBN 9781843834328

2007

Boardman, S., Williamson, E. and Davies, J. (2007) Database of Dedications to Saints in Medieval Scotland [web resource]. Other. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

2006

Williamson, E. and McGavin, J.J. (2006) Crossing the Border: the provincial records of southeast Scotland. In: Douglas, A. and MacLean, S.-B. (eds.) REED in Review: Essays in Celebration of the First Twenty-Five Years. Series: Studies in early English drama (8). University of Toronto: Toronto, pp. 157-177. ISBN 9780802038272

2004

Williamson, E. (2004) Calendar celebrations in early seventeenth-century south-east Scotland. Cosmos, 16(2), pp. 195-205.

2002

Williamson, E. (2002) Schoolboy scribbles on a burgh court book. Scottish Archives, 8, pp. 96-112.

Williamson, E. (2002) Horse-racing in Scotland in the sixteenth and earlier seventeenth centuries: Peebles and beyond. Review of Scottish Culture, 14, pp. 31-42.

2001

Williamson, E., (2001) Alexander Rait, familiar of the Pope, d.1479. Innes Review, 52(1), pp. 29-41. (doi:10.3366/inr.2001.52.1.29)

2000

Williamson, E. (2000) Drama and entertainment in Peebles in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Medieval English Theatre, 22, pp. 127-144.

This list was generated on Fri Aug 18 00:25:59 2017 BST.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Williamson, E. (2016) The Funeral of Walter Scott, First Earl of Buccleuch: a grand ceremonial occasion. Medieval English Theatre, 38, pp. 3-21.

Williamson, E. (2015) 'Hence the name': Berwickshire parishes along the Anglo-Scottish Border as described in the Ordnance Survey Name Books. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 9, pp. 83-96.

Williamson, E. (2009) Index of authors and titles, volumes 51-60: 2000-2009. Innes Review, 60(2), pp. 193-218.

Williamson, E. (2004) Calendar celebrations in early seventeenth-century south-east Scotland. Cosmos, 16(2), pp. 195-205.

Williamson, E. (2002) Schoolboy scribbles on a burgh court book. Scottish Archives, 8, pp. 96-112.

Williamson, E. (2002) Horse-racing in Scotland in the sixteenth and earlier seventeenth centuries: Peebles and beyond. Review of Scottish Culture, 14, pp. 31-42.

Williamson, E., (2001) Alexander Rait, familiar of the Pope, d.1479. Innes Review, 52(1), pp. 29-41. (doi:10.3366/inr.2001.52.1.29)

Williamson, E. (2000) Drama and entertainment in Peebles in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Medieval English Theatre, 22, pp. 127-144.

Books

Taylor, S., McNiven, P. and Williamson, E. (2017) The Place-Names of Kinross-shire. Series: Survey of Scottish place-names, 7. Shaun Tyas. ISBN 9781907730580 (In Press)

Book Sections

Williamson, E. (2009) The cult of the Three Kings of Cologne in Scotland. In: Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E. (eds.) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history (25). Boydell: Woodbridge, pp. 160-179. ISBN 9781843834328

Williamson, E. and McGavin, J.J. (2006) Crossing the Border: the provincial records of southeast Scotland. In: Douglas, A. and MacLean, S.-B. (eds.) REED in Review: Essays in Celebration of the First Twenty-Five Years. Series: Studies in early English drama (8). University of Toronto: Toronto, pp. 157-177. ISBN 9780802038272

Book Reviews

Williamson, E. (2014) Review of Mairi Cowan, Death, Life, and Religious Change in Scottish Towns, c.1350-1560. International Review of Scottish Studies, 39, pp. 46-48. [Book Review]

Edited Books

Boardman, S. and Williamson, E. (Eds.) (2010) The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland. Series: Studies in Celtic History. Boydell: Woodbridge. ISBN 9781843835622

Enthoven, V., Murdoch, S. and Williamson, E. (Eds.) (2010) The Navigator: The Log of John Anderson, VOC Pilot-Major 1640-1643. Series: European expansion and indigenous response. Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004189317

Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E. (Eds.) (2009) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history. Boydell: Woodbridge. ISBN 9781843834328

Research Reports or Papers

Boardman, S., Williamson, E. and Davies, J. (2007) Database of Dedications to Saints in Medieval Scotland [web resource]. Other. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Audio

Williamson, E. (2010) The Log Book of John Anderson - Senior Navigator in the VOC 1640-1643. [Audio]

This list was generated on Fri Aug 18 00:25:59 2017 BST.