Category: Project RAs

Some ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Memorabilia

As we approach Hogmanay 2014/15, the ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ team have been thinking about the different ways in which ‘Auld Lang Syne’, Burns’s most universally famous song, has been remembered...

Confessions of an Unjustified blogger

I’ve never blogged before, on anything ever: I wouldn’t know what to say. But i’m breaking my web-silence for the Editing Robert Burns for the Twenty First Century project to try and explain a...

Anecdotes and thoughts about my work so far

I think it’s time for me to write an update about my work here at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies. It’s been over six months since I started working on for the Editing...

William Strang’s ‘The Cottar’s Saturday Night’

Today I would like to focus on an 1884 etching entitled ‘The Cottar’s Saturday Night’ (item GLAHA 20955). This genre scene is William Strang’s rendition of Robert Burns’ 1785-’86 poem, which bears the same...

1996: celebrating Robert Burns on Manx coins

1996 marked an important anniversary for all Burnsians, as it was the bicentenary of the Bard’s death. It is imaginable that a number of special commemorative events and initiatives took place that year. That...

‘Tam o’Shanter’ jug

After a long hiatus from blogging about Burns-related items in the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow, here I am again! This time, with a lovely little undated nineteenth-century jug dedicated to Tam...

Concert: the University Chapel Choir sings Burns!

As this is my first blog-post of the year…happy 2014 to everyone! Things have been very busy here at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, with the long build-up to the annual Burns Conference...

An 1896 centenary bowl

Greetings! I’m Vivien Williams, and I joined the team on the 1st October as a Research Assistant. I focus mainly on the musical side of the project, so for instance I’ve been dealing with...