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Major grant for new edition of Robert Burns works

31 July 2012

Major grant for new edition of Robert Burns works

The Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow has announced a major research grant.

The Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow has announced that a major research grant will allow the publication of a multi-volume edition of the work of Robert Burns. The project, which will take fifteen years to complete, was started in 2009 and the award of £1.1 million from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will allow the centre to begin work on the first volumes in the edition which are:

  • Burns’s Commonplace Books, Tour Journals and Miscellaneous Prose, edited by Nigel Leask.
  • The Scots Musical Museum, edited by Murray Pittock.
  • Burns’s Songs for George Thomson, edited by Kirsteen McCue.

The grant will also allow the centre to establish a major website, to include social networking facilities; commission, record and upload Burns songs; and host events such as conferences, performances, key-note lectures and exhibitions.

To follow the progress of the 'Editing Robert Burns for the 21st century' project, visit the Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century website.

To read our guide to places associated with life and work of Robert Burns, click here.

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