Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century

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...

An errata

I have been spending a lot of time in Edinburgh at the National Library of Scotland lately, going through all the George Thomson publications in the library’s possession (yes – volume by volume, and...

A web resource for the illustrations to George Thomson’s collections

It’s been another intense period, checking through the final details for Murray Pittock’s volume on the Scots Musical Museum, now sent to Oxford University Press. I’ve also been preparing the digital files of the...

Guest Blog by Professor Patrick Scott – The mysterious ‘WR’ once more: a mid-Victorian reminiscence

This is a follow-up to Nigel Leask’s blog-posts last June and again in October, commenting on the identity of the mysterious ‘WR.’ WR was one of several people who made annotations to Burns’s First...

Burns’s letters in New York City

Hi there! I realise it’s been several weeks since I posted my last blog about the project. We’ve all been very busy indeed. Vivien has been working on a web exhibition of the illustrations...

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...

An update on progress

It’s been so long since I last wrote a blog post! it’s been a busy time, with lots of work to be done both for my Research Assistant post with ERBC21, and beyond. For...

Thomson and Burns

Hello folks! More to add to my on-going Editor’s blog on the Burns songs for George Thomson! This past couple of weeks have been busy and productive. Lots of new reading on Burns’s songs...

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...

More on Thomson

Hello! I realise that a couple of weeks have passed since my last blog! Work is moving ahead on the Thomson songs for our edition. As I mentioned in my first blog our RAs,...