Author: Gerard Lee McKeever

Collations

Work for Songs for George Thomson is now in a critical phase, as the team pulls together the masses of research carried out over the last few years. This seems like an appropriate moment...

Textual Archaeology

One of the best parts of working as an RA on the Burns C21 project is the opportunity to engage in really thorough and sustained textual archaeology. The production of a modern edition demands...

George Thomson and Robert Burns – Constructing a Timeline

It’s been a busy summer for the BurnsC21 team! I thought I’d take this opportunity to highlight one of the major tasks that I’ve been engaged with, as we continue working towards the volume...

The Art of Diplomatic Transcription

Work is continuing on our volume of Burns’s songs for George Thomson. As part of this, I’ve recently been focussing on the original texts of the songs as submitted between 1792 and 1796. These...

Exploring Burns’s correspondence with Thomson

It’s almost a month now since I arrived in post as an RA here on the Burns C21 project. This seems an opportune moment to reflect on some of the interesting points that have...