Scottish Studies Global

Scottish Studies Global

The College of Arts at the University of Glasgow aspires to lead the world in the globalization of Scottish Studies: bringing the world to Scotland and Scotland to the world. We have the infrastructure to do this and the research capacity; we have the plans, and we have the performance. Scottish Studies is a key part of our research in three out of four Schools, and is pursued in Archaeology, Cultural Policy, English Language, English Literature, History, History of Art, Music, Scottish Literature and Theatre Film and TV Studies.

Scottish Studies Performance

Arts and Humanities Research Council Grants include:

  • Breaking of Britain project
  • Burns and Pastoral
  • Children and Amateur Media in Scotland
  • Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing project
  • Early Scottish Cinema
  • Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century
  • Global Burns Network
  • History of the Scottish Arts Council
  • Mackintosh Architecture project 
  • Neolithic Monuments Project
  • Pantomime in Scotland 
  • Robert Burns Beyond Text: Inventing Tradition and Securing Memory
  • Scottish Words and Placenames
  • Scottish Romanticism 
  • Songs of James Hogg
  • The William Cullen project
  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards on:
    Western Ceramics of Duke of Hamilton 
    Dispersal of the Collection of the Dukes of Hamilton (with National Museums Scotland) 
    The History of Fine Lace-Knitting in Shetland (with Shetland Museum);
    Film Festivals and Cinema Audiences (with Glasgow Film Theatre).

         These total in the region of £6.5M

Other research grants and awards include:

  • Access to Scotland's Contemporary Art Heritage Project
  • British Academy - Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic
  • British Academy - George Mackay Brown Archive
  • British Academy - History of Hospitality in the Highlands
  • British Academy/ Carnegie Trust - The Correspondence of James Currie
  • European Science Foundation (Workshop) - 'Viking and Norse Materiality in the North Atlantic'
  • Leverhulme Project - Scottish Philosophy and its Influence
  • Leverhulme Project - Commemoration of Saints in Scottish Place Names
  • Musica Scotica (Culture and Creative Arts)
  • National Trust for Scotland - Culloden Battlefield Project
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh Project Awards:
    Medical Humanities Network Scotland
    Rhythms in Scotland
    Textual Afterlives
    Tracking Loach in Scotland
    Transforming Practice in Landscape
  • The Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech
  • Scottish Gaelic Language Dictionary
  • Scottish Gothic Churches and Abbeys (Culture and Creative Arts)
  • SPAN: Scottish Pop Academic Network (Culture and Creative Arts)
  • Stirling Castle Palace Project

         These exceed £1M.

Other Highlights:

  • Louise Welsh is Creative Scotland Writing Fellow
  • Celtic and Gaelic and Scottish Literature ranked no. 1 in the UK for student satisfaction, National Student Survey 2010.
  • Visiting appointments in Scottish Studies at Brigham Young, Charles University, Prague, Oxford, University of South Carolina, Trinity College, Dublin and Wyoming.
  • Visiting international scholars in Scottish Studies from Barcelona, University of the Basque Country, Charles University, Prague, Maribor, del Páis Vasco, Valencia and Verona.
  • Prizewinning work in Scottish Studies recognized in awards from the British Academy (two), Royal Society of Edinburgh (four), Saltire Awards (four recent book/research book of the year awards), and named lectures at Oxford and Vancouver.
  • Professional policy input including Chair of OfCom Scotland and a member of the Ofcom Nations and Communities Committee, Scottish Government Impact Database; Chair, Scottish Episcopal Church Doctrine Commission; Kirk of Scotland Commission on the Economy; History Committee, Curriculum for Excellence.

Scottish Studies Infrastructure

The College of Arts at the University of Glasgow is home to:

  • The only separate Scottish Literature subject area in the world
  • The only established chair of Scottish Gaelic in the UK
  • Established Chairs in Scottish History, Celtic and Scottish Literature
  • A groundbreaking agreement with Glasgow Life to promote research among academic and cultural stakeholder groups simultaneously
  • Scottish Government/SFC supported Gaelic Language Summer School
  • The Association for Scottish Literary Studies
  • The National Theatre of Scotland Archive
  • Successful pereodicals, Scottish Literary Review and Scottish Music Review

Scottish Studies Research Capacity

The College of Arts at the University of Glasgow hosts:

  • Centre for Robert Burns Studies: the leading research centre on Robert Burns in the world, home of the Oxford University Press multi-volume edition of the Works of Robert Burns, the prizewinning Burns and Pastoral project, the Robert Burns Beyond Text project, and the Global Burns Network.
  • Centre for Battlefield Archaeology and its key role in Historic Scotland’s Battlefield Register
  • Centre for Cultural Policy Research
  • Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies

Postgraduate courses include:

  • Celtic and Viking Archaeology
  • Celtic Studies
  • Gaelic with Scottish Studies
  • Medieval Scottish Studies
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Scottish Studies