Tagged: Robert Burns

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...

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...

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 –...

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...