Tagged: Burns

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...

Welcome to the world of Burns and George Thomson

Hello folks, Allow me to introduce myself….I am the editor of vols 4 & 5 of the new Oxford Works of Robert Burns and my work on this edition constitutes the last part of...

Burns and Language: Skirl

With Burns Night fast approaching I thought it high time to have a good Scots word as the Burns Word of the Week. And you have no doubt heard the skirl of the bagpipes...

Burns and Language: Elf

Well, it’s December, classes have finished, and we’ve had some snow, which can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming. So, I thought this week’s Word of the Week should be a Christmassy one...