Two Bards: Burns and Shakespeare - Saturday 16 January 2016 (Robert Burns Birthplace Museum)

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS) & Centre for Robert Burns Studies (University of Glasgow) Annual Conference 2016

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Al‌loway

'Two Bards: Burns & Shakespeare'

Saturday 16 January 2016.


Buy tickets on-line, call 01292 443700, or visit the museum


9.00-9.45 Registration

9.45-10.00 Welcome: Dr David Hopes & Prof Gerard Carruthers

10.00-10.30  Dr Adrian Streete, 'Calvinism and the Two Bards'  

10.30-11.00 Prof Michael Russell,  '"Whaurs's Yer Willie Shakespeare noo?": Comparing Commemoration and Celebration of the National Bards'

11.00-11.30 Prof Andrew Prescott, 'Burns, Shakespeare & Freemasonry'

11.30-11.50 Tea & Coffee

11.50-12.30 Mr John Burnett The Burns Scotland Lecture: 'Celebrating Centenaries: Burns in 1859, Shakespeare in 1864'

12.30- 1.50 Lunch

1.50-2.20 Alison & Fiona McNeill, 'Songs by Shakespeare & Burns'

2.20-2.50  Prof Michael Dobson, 'Volkischness from Alloway to Stratford: Shakespeare after Burns'

2.50-3.10 Tea & Coffee  

3.10-3.3.40 Dr Rob Maslen, 'Shakespeare, Tam o'Shanter, and the lost Dramatic Works of Robert Burns'

3.40-4.25  Prof Nicola Watson, 'Shakespeare Buried and Burns Dug Up: Posthumous Adventures of Bardic Bodies'

4.30-5.00 Reception within the RBPM & featuring a small 'Two Bards' exhibition.

First published: 30 June 2015

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