Editing Robert Burns for the Twenty First Century

The website hosts a number of digital resources produced to complement the new multi-volume edition of The Works of Robert Burns, including specially commissioned song recordings and interactive maps of Burns' tours.

Song page for 'Green Grow the Rashes, O', performed by Bill Adair
Song page for 'Green Grow the Rashes, O', performed by Bill Adair

‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ is a major project which will underpin the production of a multi-volume edition of The Works of Robert Burns being published by Oxford University Press. Based at The Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow, we commenced work on the new multi-volume edition following an award of £1.1 million by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in 2011. In 2016 the project was awarded a further £1 million, also by the AHRC.

The project website hosts a number of digital resources produced to complement the new edition. Songs specially commissioned and recorded by well-known and up-and-coming traditional Scottish artists are freely available for download, as are selected passages of Burns’s prose.

Project website: https://burnsc21.glasgow.ac.uk/


Main contact: Gerard Carruthers

Developer: Brian Aitken

Start year: 2011

Funded by: AHRC

Subject area: Scottish Literature

Keywords: MappingMusicScotsTranscription

Record last updated 2020-01-14