Scotland’s Names and Places with Matthew Hammond
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February 28, 2022

Scotland’s Names and Places with Matthew Hammond

In this episode of Scotichronicast, Kate talks with Matthew Hammond to discuss his work on names and places in Medieval Scotland, including how the surname prefix of Mac originated.

Dr Matthew Hammond is a Research Associate at King’s College London, a former lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and co-creator of the People of Medieval Scotland database. You can find more about his research at Research Gate,, or The ‘community of the realm in Scotland’ project (COTR)

Scotichronicast is hosted by Kate Buchanan. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Stirling in 2014, with her primary research is on medieval Scottish castles and their landscapes. She co-edited and contributed to Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles, which was published by Routledge in 2016. Kate is also an adjunct instructor for the history program at Southern New Hampshire University. Follow her on Twitter at @k8_buchanan.

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Top Image: Print of map of Scotland titled Scotiae Regni Antiquissimi Accurata Descriptio, published in Bishop John Leslie’s De Origine Moribus, et Rebus Gestis Scotorum 1578 February 28, 2022 at 11:07PM

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