Robert Burns and Global Culture

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Critical Studies

Abstract

A total of four workshop meetings are proposed: one in Manchester, one in Edinburgh, one in Prague, and a fourth in Glasgow. In addition, there will be a prepatory meeting to set the agenda for these four research meetings. Each of the workshop meetings will examine different aspects of the objectives of the research listed under Objectives. The Manchester meeting (April 2008) will focus on the critical reception history of Burns in the Anglophone world (Objectives 2 and 3): the main speakers will be Professor Nigel Leask, Professor Murray Pittock and Dr Gerry Carruthers (see Steering Committee under Case for Support). The planned Glasgow workshop (October 2008) will address Objective 4, with a view to the feasibility of creating a database of the performance of Burns in culture in both historic and contemporary terms: main speakers will be Professor R.D.S. Jack, Dr Valentina Bold and Dr Gerry Carruthers. The Edinburgh event (January 2009), which will precede the Robert Burns and Global Culture day at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, will review progress and discuss publication plans. Main speakers will include Professor Leith Davis and Professor Martin Procházka. The workshop in Prague (March 2009) will address the question of Burns' creative and critical reception in Europe, and his influences on images of Scotland there with a view to identifying areas for further research (Objectives 2, 3, 4.1, 4.2 with respect to Europe only): the main speakers will be (possibly) Professor Mánek and one or two others- possibly Professor Mergenthal).
 
Title Concert in St Cecilia's Hall with Eisenstadt Trio. 
Description Concert 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2009 
Impact None known 
 
Title Exhibition at Mitchell Library of Burns materials and memory studies, 2011, 2012 
Description Exhibition: Treasures of the Month 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2011 
Impact Available to over 100 000 visitors to the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, in 2011 and 2012 
 
Title James MacMillan's setting of 'Lament of Mary Queen of Scots' 
Description Setting by leading composer 
Type Of Art Composition/Score 
Year Produced 2008 
Impact Performance and publicity in 2009 
 
Title Lunchtime concert with Kirsteen McCue and Sheena Wellington 
Description Musical interlude 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2009 
Impact None known 
 
Description Collaboration agreement with National Trust for Scotland. 
Organisation National Trust for Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Information taken from Final Report
 
Description Collaboration with Czech Association for the Study of English 
Organisation Westinghouse
Department Springfield Fuels
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research visit
Collaborator Contribution conference
Impact Under relevant grant
Start Year 2007
 
Description Collaboration with Royal Bank of Scotland 
Organisation Royal Bank of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Offered support for Burns events
Collaborator Contribution Financial
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description Collaboration with Royal Society of Edinburgh 
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Organized Burns 250 celebrations, concert , conference and supper
Collaborator Contribution Hosts
Impact 2 Concerts
Start Year 2007
 
Description Collaboration with Simon Fraser University 
Organisation Simon Fraser University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work on Global Burns Network
Collaborator Contribution Corresponding Canadian Research Council bid
Impact Publications
Start Year 2007