The Society is pleased to announce that its most recent edited volume, Traversing the Inner Seas (edited by Christian Cooijmans), is now available as Open Access. Its individual chapters are available from our website, and the full book may likewise be downloaded (PDF) from Humanities Commons.
Throughout the medieval period, the ‘Inner Seas’ linking Scotland, the Hebrides, and the north of Ireland represented a confluence and crucible of identity. The region’s myriad islands served as stepping stones in a maritime network across which people, property, and perceptions travelled freely and purposefully. Encompassing three main themes, ten authors, and a multitude of interdisciplinary insights, this peer-reviewed volume represents some of the foremost research from the Society’s recent residential conferences, exploring the turbulent history and legacy of this interconnected seascape as both centre and periphery.