Professor Graham Caie
- Honorary Professorial Research Fellow (English Language and Linguistics)
- Honorary Library Research Fellow (Library)
Professor Caie was appointed Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal in 2008, but remained the appointed Professor of English Language, a post he had held since 1990 after having been 18 years in the University of Copenhagen. His is a Professorial Research Fellow. His research interests include Old and Middle English language and literature, the history of the English language, Scots language, interdisciplinary medieval studies, medieval drama, literacy, codicology and editing.He initiated the Middle English Manuscript Digitisation project, which aims at preparing digitised images, accompanied by transcriptions, of Glasgow University Library’s Hunterian Collection of Middle English manuscripts, and completed the digitisation of the unique manuscript of the Chaucerian Romaunt of the Rose (http://www.memss.arts.gla.ac.uk/)
Publications include The Judgement Day Theme in Old English Poetry (1976), A Bibliography of MS Junius XI (1979), The Old English Judgement Day II: A Critical Edition with editions of Bede's De die iudicii and the Hatton 113 Homily Be Domes Dæge (2000) and books on Chaucer and Beowulf, as well as numerous book chapters and articles on Old and Middle English, glosses, language and cultural identity, medieval art and drama, and Arthurian literature. In progress is an edition of The Man of Law's Tale for the Variorum Chaucer Project and a book with Denis Renevey entitled Medieval Texts in Manuscript Context.
Professor Caie serves on numerous national and international bodies. He was a member of the English Panel of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and has twice served on the English panel of the UK-wide Research Assessment Exercise. He is Vice President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and has been a member of the Literature Committee of the Scottish Arts Council, served as the UK representative on the Erasmus, Socrates and Lingua advisory group, as well as the English Subject centre (LTSN) advisory board. For many years he has served as a Trustee of the National Library of Scotland, Secretary of the European Society for the Study of English, Vice-President of the Scottish Text Society, member of Council of the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and on the Board of the Scottish Language Dictionaries.He is Deputy Chairman of the National Library of Scotland. Between 1968-9 he was Lead assessor for English for Teaching Quality Assessment in Scotland and for many years was the Convenor of the Scottish Language Resource Centre. He has chaired research and teaching assessment panels in Finland, Greece, the Netherlands and Denmark and is a Fellow of the Japan Society for Medieval English Language and Literature
In 1999 he was elected a Founding Fellow of the English Association and in 2004 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and is also FRSA and FFICS.
Professor Caie chaired the University Library Committee, Amenities Committee, Chapel Committee, was Senate Assessor on Court (1998-2002) and was the Founding Head of SESLL.