Global Burns, Burns & Adam Smith 2023

Global Burns, Burns & Adam Smith 2023

Alumni & Friends Events AS300
Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Virtual Event
Category: Alumni events

Event Description:
This January, join the Centre for Robert Burns Studies for a special online event illuminating the ways in which Burns was informed and inspired by the works of ‘that judicious Philosopher, Mr. Smith, in his excellent Theory of Moral Sentiments’ (Burns writing in his ‘First Commonplace Book’, September 1783). 

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a former student and Professor at the University of Glasgow, and one of the most important figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. His Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) was published in the year of Burns’s birth. To celebrate the bard’s birthday and mark Smith’s tercentenary in 2023, a panel of experts will discuss the influence of Smith’s writing on Burns’s poetry, correspondence and prose, with readings from some of Burns’s most famous works including ‘To a Mouse’ and ‘To a Louse’.

The University will run two sessions throughout the day to offer attendees from all over the world the opportunity to partake in the event. The session timings are as follows:

  1. 10.00 a.m.-11.00 a.m.
  2.  6.00 p.m.- 7.00 p.m.

This is a free event, all attendees need to do is register now.

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