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Subject area: Scottish Literature (School of Critical Studies, College of Arts)
There are 10 projects listed:
Correspondence of James Currie
The database collects and itemises the correspondence written to and by James Currie, the first biographer and editor of Robert Burns.
The project explores Romantic-period accounts of journeys into Wales and Scotland with a focus on the writings of the Flintshire naturalist and antiquarian Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), whose published Tours of both countries did so much to awaken public interest in the ‘peripheries’ of Britain.
Edinburgh's Enlightenment, 1680-1750
An interactive map of Edinburgh locations of relevance to Allan Ramsay and the First Age of Enlightenment.
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.
Interactive World Map of Burns Suppers
The broadest, most detailed record of Burns Night activities ever made to this day, featuring more than 2,500 contemporary Burns Suppers and Burns Night events, spreading across the 6 continents and nearly 150 countries.
The project develops recent work on the literature of Scottish Romanticism by bringing a new regional emphasis to bear, focusing on Dumfriesshire and Galloway during a sixty-year period between 1770 and 1830.
Robert Burns choral settings: from Schumann to MacMillan
The project presents audio recordings and accompanying commentary for twenty choral settings of works by Robert Burns by composers from across Europe since the early nineteenth century.
Romantic National Song Network
On this site you will find information about National songs published across the British Isles during the period 1750-1850, including detailed analyses of particular songs told via interactive timelines and 'song stories'.
The Edinburgh Gazetteer
An online edition of the Edinburgh Gazetteer, a controversial and short-lived radical Scottish newspaper from the turbulent 1790s, including an interactive map of reform societies.
The People's Voice
The project examined the neglected impact that local poetry and song cultures had on Scottish popular politics in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and features a database of songs and a collection of audio recordings.