The Impact of Ulster-Scots Writing on Scotland 1750-2013

We are delighted to announce that on Friday 15 March 2013 the Centre for Robert Burns Studies and the University of Ulster plans to host the Symposium 'Back to the Mother Country?': The Impact of Ulster-Scots Writing on Scotland 1750-2013.

If you would like to book your place at the Symposium, please RSVP by Friday 8 March to:  The day's programme is below:

Friday 15th March 2013

The Senate Room, University of Glasgow

 10.00-10.30 Tea, coffee and welcome 

10.30-11.00 Dr Richard Holmes (University of Bristol) ‘The Cause of Virtue in Hume, Hutcheson and the Poet of Snuff’ 

11.00-11.30 Dr. Frank Ferguson (University of Ulster) ‘Very Gothic Celts: Thomas Percy, Robert Anderson, Correspondence, Criticism and Cultural Consumption.’

 11.30-11.45  Tea & Coffee 

11.45-12.15 Dr. Andrew Holmes (Queen’s University Belfast) ‘The Scottish Reformations: Presbyterian interpretations in Scotland and Ulster, c. 1800-1860’ 

12.15-12.45  Dr. Carol Baraniuk (University of Ulster) ‘Out of the Box: Insights into the Ireland-Scotland connection from a Glasgow collection of popular poetry and song’

 12.45-1.45  LUNCH

 1.45-2.15 Prof. Norman Vance (Sussex) 'Language, Thought and University Wits'

2.15-2.45 Prof. Colin Kidd (St Andrew’s) 'The Ayrshire Enlightenment'

2.45-3.00 Tea & Coffee 

3.00-3.30 Round-table discussion


First published: 26 January 2013

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