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Centre for Robert Burns Studies Conference 2014


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 reveal some of the recent work undertaken on the Scots Musical Museum for the ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ project.

The 2014 conference is based on the theme of ‘Homecoming’, and offers a diverse range of papers. An array of high profile speakers will look at Robert Burns and eighteenth-century Gaelic poetry, Burns and James Hogg, the Burns forger, ‘Antique Smith’ and Burns and the Commonwealth. Jerry Brannigan will deliver the annual ‘Burns Scotland’ lecture on the possibility of a newly discovered Nasmyth portrait. There will also be a chance to see the Mitchell Library’s recent acquisition of the ‘Nanie’ song-manuscript. The annual Burns conference is not to be missed!​

Speakers also include:
– Ronnie Black (University of Edinburgh)
– Alex Deans (University of Glasgow)
– Richard Finlay (University of Strathclyde)
– Katherine Campbell & Emily Lyle (University of Edinburgh)
– George Smith (Independent Scholar)

The 2014 conference will be hosted in collaboration with the Mitchell Library and Celtic Connections. To celebrate this collaboration, conference delegates are able to purchase tickets at a discounted rate for the Celtic Connections ‘International Burns Concert’, 7:30pm, Saturday 25th January, SSE Hydro.

Tickets for the Conference can be booked via the following:


Phone: 0141 353 8000

In Person: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

Prices: Conference Tickets

Full Day – £25 (includes refreshments and a light lunch)

Morning/Afternoon Session – £15 (includes refreshments)

Conference Ticket and Concert Ticket – £45 (£5 saving)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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