Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government is a resource for the study of the contents, script and physical appearance of the corpus of Scottish charters which survives from 1100–1250. Through close examination of the diplomatic and palaeographic features of the charters, the project explores the evidence for developments in the perception of royal government during a crucial period in Scottish history.

The project was funded by the AHRC (2014-2017) and was a collaboration between scholars from the Universities of Glasgow, Cambridge and King's College London. 

From 2021, further research on Models of Authority is being carried out by by the project's Co-Directors, Stewart J. Brookes and Joanna Tucker.