Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies at Glasgow comprise a large concentration of world-leading scholars. Since 2007, we have enhanced our international reputation in this area with a series of major international conferences, symposia and workshops, such as Editing the 18th Century (2010); Before Blackwood’s (2010); the Twelfth biennial conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS, 2011); the James Hogg Conference (2012); and two British Academy-funded workshops on Thomas Pennant’s Tours of Scotland and Wales, held in Glasgow and Aberystwyth (2013). Much research in this cluster focuses on Scottish themes, and thus links with work undertaken in Scottish literature, notably through the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, and within the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies. AHRC-funded projects in this cluster include the Cullen Letters project, which links with the Medical Humanities Research Centre.
Knowledge exchange is an important element in the cluster’s work, through its connexions with the Abbotsford Library and the University’s own Hunterian Art Gallery. The cluster attracts a strong cohort of PhD students, supported by the University’s world-class library holdings in eighteenth-century and Romantic material.