Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT
A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the world's first ever live music census. For one night in March, organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country – from lone buskers to massed choirs, from pub gigs to stadium concerts.The UK census, conducted by the University of Edinburgh with support from the universities of Glasgow and Newcastle, aims to measure live music’s cultural and economic value to help inform policy.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT
The Director of The Hunterian is to leave the University of Glasgow to take up a major new role in New Zealand. Professor David Gaimster will leave his job, which he has held for over 6 years, to become Director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. He is expected to take up his new role in March.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:40:00 GMT
A rare collection of printed song sheets from the time of Robert Burns, compiled in a book belonging to ‘Agnes Burns’ has been donated to the University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections by a University graduate and businessman. The book comprises of 18th century songs sheets containing over 100 songs with music. Many of the songs are Scottish standards as well as a large quantity of Irish songs.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:49:00 GMT
World heritage experts will meet at the University of Glasgow to discuss how to bring the history of the Roman Antonine Wall to life through digital technology.It could entail a coast-to-coast digital map of the wall, from the Clyde to the Forth, which would provide visual images and graphics bringing the storytelling of the wall to life for visitors.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Movers and shakers from the music industry will meet for a day event at the University of Glasgow to highlight the importance of the industry for jobs and and the economy.The one day event aims to highlight the career paths and opportunities available within the sector.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:00 BST
A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settlement sites. Led by the University of Glasgow the digital resource aims to widen public engagement with the archaeological research at the Perthshire sites.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 BST
Two University of Glasgow lecturers have brought to light a little-known portrait of the Rev James McLagan (1728-1805), chaplain to the Black Watch, who is the focus of a research project focused on his significant and early collection of Gaelic manuscripts, held by the University of Glasgow.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:40:00 BST
A new study by University of Glasgow researchers may give further insight to the deaths of all 129 crew of the ill-fated “Franklin Expedition” of 1845 which was lost in the Canadian Arctic as it attempted to navigate the final link in the fabled Northwest Passage in HMS Erebus and Terror.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:57:00 GMT
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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:27:00 BST
Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered conclusive evidence that a wooden hut traditionally associated with St Columba at the monastery on the island of Iona does indeed date to his lifetime in the late sixth century AD.
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:00:00 BST
Leading international specialists in the field of art history have launched a collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums’ most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap, attributed to El Greco (1541–1614.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT