Dr Craig Lamont

  • Research Associate in Robert Burns Studies (Scottish Literature)

Research interests

Research interests

  • Scottish Literature from the 17th century to the 21st century
  • The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Print culture, book history, and bibliography
  • The social history of Scotland
  • Transatlantic slavery
  • Glasgow in the Georgian era
  • cultural memory theory
  • Robert Burns
  • Allan Ramsay, senior
  • John Galt

Biography

Craig Lamont is a graduate of the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, with a diverse background in Creative Writing, English Literature, and Scottish Literature. His AHRC-funded PhD, ‘Georgian Glasgow: the city remembered through literature, objects, and cultural memory theory’ (2015), was an interdisciplinary body of work central to a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Life, involving the major exhibition How Glasgow Flourished: 1714-1837 at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 2014. It won the 2016 Ross Roy Medal for the best PhD relating to Scottish Literature. Besides writing short fiction, Craig has also been commissioned as a historian for the National Trust for Scotland.

Craig’s postdoctoral work ranges from web development to bibliography in the realms of Allan Ramsay, bawrdy chapbooks, and Robert Burns, beginning in 2014 with the ‘Bawdry & Scottish Chapbooks’ project (PI: Dr. Pauline Mackay). The following year Craig joined Prof. Murray Pittock’s team in the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded project ‘Allan Ramsay and Edinburgh in the First Age of Enlightenment.’ In this project, Craig co-authored an interactive map, ‘Edinburgh’s Enlightenment 1680-1750’ with the PI. In 2015-16 Craig worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, compiling a new bibliography of Robert Burns editions from 1786 to 1802. This is part of the AHRC-funded project Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century (PI: Prof. Gerard Carruthers), on which he now works part-time. As of January 2018, Craig became the lead Research Associate in another AHRC-funded project, The Collected Works of Allan Ramsay (PI: Prof. Murray Pittock). 


Publications

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2018

Lamont, C. (2018) Urban history and public life on the Lawnmarket, 1707-1934. In: Gladstone's Land (Lawnmarket, Edinburgh): Social History, Decorative Schemes and Furnishings. National Trust for Scotland, pp. 51-86.

Lamont, C. (2018) Urban history and public life on the Lawnmarket, c. 1560-1707. In: Gladstone's Land (Lawnmarket, Edinburgh): Social History, Decorative Schemes and Furnishings. National Trust for Scotland: Edinburgh, pp. 23-50.

Lamont, C. (2018) Allan Ramsay & Edinburgh: commemoration in the city of forgetting. Scottish Literary Review, 10(1), pp. 117-137.

Lamont, C. (2018) Cultivating the classics “in a cold climate”: the Foulis Press & Academy in Glasgow. Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, (In Press)

2017

Lamont, C. and Weir, D. (2017) 'Sir, Yours this moment I unseal': a Burns manuscript rediscovered in Paisley. Scottish Literary Review, 9(2), pp. 85-95.

Lamont, C. R. (2017) A Bibliography of Robert Burns for the 21st Century: 1786-1802. [Website]

Lamont, C. (2017) Towards a new bibliography of Robert Burns. Studies in Scottish Literature, 43(2), pp. 303-308.

2016

Scott, P. and Lamont, C. (2016) Skinking and stinking: the printing and proofing of Robert Burns's poems (Edinburgh, 1787). Book Collector, 65(4), pp. 601-616.

Scott, P. and Lamont, C. R. (2016) The first Irish edition of Robert Burns: a reexamination. Scottish Literary Review, 8(2), pp. 133-140.

Lamont, C. R. (2016) The beginning of a new bibliography of Robert Burns editions. Burns Chronicle, 2016, pp. 78-83.

Pittock, M. and Lamont, C. R. (2016) Spatial humanities: mapping Edinburgh in the first age of Enlightenment. Studies in Scottish Literature, 42(2), pp. 151-163.

Lamont, C. R. (2016) Burns in the heat of the South: rare books and modern technology. Robert Burns Lives,

2015

Pittock, M. and Lamont, C. R. (2015) Edinburgh's Enlightenment, 1680-1750. [Website]

This list was generated on Sat Dec 15 19:39:58 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 13.

Articles

Lamont, C. (2018) Allan Ramsay & Edinburgh: commemoration in the city of forgetting. Scottish Literary Review, 10(1), pp. 117-137.

Lamont, C. (2018) Cultivating the classics “in a cold climate”: the Foulis Press & Academy in Glasgow. Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, (In Press)

Lamont, C. and Weir, D. (2017) 'Sir, Yours this moment I unseal': a Burns manuscript rediscovered in Paisley. Scottish Literary Review, 9(2), pp. 85-95.

Lamont, C. (2017) Towards a new bibliography of Robert Burns. Studies in Scottish Literature, 43(2), pp. 303-308.

Scott, P. and Lamont, C. (2016) Skinking and stinking: the printing and proofing of Robert Burns's poems (Edinburgh, 1787). Book Collector, 65(4), pp. 601-616.

Scott, P. and Lamont, C. R. (2016) The first Irish edition of Robert Burns: a reexamination. Scottish Literary Review, 8(2), pp. 133-140.

Lamont, C. R. (2016) The beginning of a new bibliography of Robert Burns editions. Burns Chronicle, 2016, pp. 78-83.

Pittock, M. and Lamont, C. R. (2016) Spatial humanities: mapping Edinburgh in the first age of Enlightenment. Studies in Scottish Literature, 42(2), pp. 151-163.

Lamont, C. R. (2016) Burns in the heat of the South: rare books and modern technology. Robert Burns Lives,

Book Sections

Lamont, C. (2018) Urban history and public life on the Lawnmarket, 1707-1934. In: Gladstone's Land (Lawnmarket, Edinburgh): Social History, Decorative Schemes and Furnishings. National Trust for Scotland, pp. 51-86.

Lamont, C. (2018) Urban history and public life on the Lawnmarket, c. 1560-1707. In: Gladstone's Land (Lawnmarket, Edinburgh): Social History, Decorative Schemes and Furnishings. National Trust for Scotland: Edinburgh, pp. 23-50.

Website

Lamont, C. R. (2017) A Bibliography of Robert Burns for the 21st Century: 1786-1802. [Website]

Pittock, M. and Lamont, C. R. (2015) Edinburgh's Enlightenment, 1680-1750. [Website]

This list was generated on Sat Dec 15 19:39:58 2018 GMT.