FLAG Project

Finance, law and the language of governmental practice in late medieval towns: Aberdeen and Augsburg in comparison

‘FLAG’ is a research project begun in Spring 2020 which places the Aberdeen Registers Online: 1398-1511 into comparison with Augsburg’s Master Builder’s Ledgers (Die Augsburger Baumeisterbücher) covering 1320-1466.

A funding award from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) supports the University of Aberdeen and Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz to work together to establish a broader European context for both digital resources, investigating how these different towns put government into practice in the later middle ages. The project will run from 2020-2023.

The FLAG project team members are:

Dr Jackson Armstrong (Aberdeen) and Professor Dr Jörg Rogge (Mainz), joint principal investigators; and Research Fellows Dr William Hepburn (Aberdeen), Dr Wim Peters (Aberdeen/Mainz), and Dr Regina Schäfer (Mainz).

More information may be found at the dedicated FLAG project website.