Author: paulinemackay

‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ Research Contributes to Online Course – Robert Burns: Poems, Songs & Legacy – Launching 25 January 2016

Who was Robert Burns? What made him a poetic genius? And how did he become a global icon? These are just three of the questions that learners will explore as part of the first...

Crowdsourcing Burns – 1

The first instalment of our new ‘Crowdsourcing Burns’ blog features a lovely version of ‘Banks of Cree’ by Finn and Hanne Fahl. Finn and Hanne write that: “We are Danish not Scottish, and we live...

Centre for Robert Burns Studies Conference 2014

‘Homecoming’ Saturday 25th January 2014 9.00am – 5.00pm The Mitchell Library, Glasgow Registration for the Centre for Robert Burns Studies Conference 2014 is now open! As part of the conference, Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) will...

Talk: Robert Burns & the Rise of Scottish Studies in Glasgow

As part of The Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies Centenary Lecture Series, Gerry Carruthers will give a talk entitled ‘Robert Burns & the Rise of Scottish Studies in Glasgow’ at the Mitchell Library,...

Nigel Leask speaks about Burns’s Prose: New iTunes-U Podcast

The Centre for Robert Burns Studies has recently uploaded a selection of papers from the ‘Robert Burns: At Home and Abroad’ conference to the iTunes-U website. Among these is a paper delivered by Professor...

Burns Podcasts on iTunes-U

To mark St Andrews day, the Centre for Robert Burns Studies launched a series of recordings from the ‘Kilmarnock’ Edition Symposium held in October 2012. These are now available on the University of Glasgow’s...

Who is the ghostly ‘WR’ in the First Commonplace book?

Who was the ‘WR’ who wrote annotations in Burns’s first Commonplace Book, annotations addressed directly to the poet? Clearly not to be confused with the annotation of later commentators like Syme, Currie and Roscoe,...

Welcome to the ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ Blog

As part of the major AHRC-funded project, the ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ editorial team have been considering new ways of engaging the worldwide community of Burns scholars and enthusiasts in the...