Dr Craig Lamont
- Lecturer in Scottish Studies (Scottish Literature)
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. His debut monograph, The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow, was published in 2021 by Edinburgh University Press. Besides writing short fiction, Craig has also been commissioned as a historian by the National Trust for Scotland and Barclays Bank.
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 Craig worked as a research associate from 2017. From January 2018-August 2022, Craig became the lead research associate in another AHRC-funded project, The Collected Works of Allan Ramsay (PI: Prof. Murray Pittock). From 2017-2022, Craig served as the Secretary of the Association for Scottish Literature.
As of 5 September 2022, Craig is Lecturer in Scottish Studies, based in Scottish Literature but working more widely in the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies.
Scottish Literature and history from the 17th century to the 21st century, and:
- Cultural memory theory
- The Scottish Enlightenment
- Print culture, book history, and bibliography
- The social history of Scotland
- Transatlantic slavery
- Glasgow in the Georgian era
- Robert Burns
- Allan Ramsay, senior
- John Galt
- Dorothy K. Haynes