Category: Project RAs

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...

Robert Burns’s ‘Tam o’ Shanter’ – Happy Halloween!

This Halloween, we thought we’d share what interests us about Burns’s most famous and most eerie tale: ‘Tam o’ Shanter’.   Conception and Publication ‘Tam o’ Shanter’ was written at the suggestion of the...

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...

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...

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...

A little triumph, and a forthcoming Burns event

First and foremost, happy 2015! as ever the first month of the year is especially dedicated to Robert Burns, and we from the ERBC21 team are all buzzing with all sorts of Burns-related activities –...