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At The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
22-23 January 2009
Robert Burns in Global Culture

To register please complete and return this form. For further
information contact the Royal Society of Edinburgh Events Dept:
Telephone / Textphone: 0131 240 5000or Ticketline: 0131 240 2780
Fax: 0131 240 5024
22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
Email: events@royalsoced.org.uk
Website: http://www.royalsoced.org.uk

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is organising a major one-day conference on
‘Robert Burns and Global Culture’ in 2009. The conference will reflect on issues
such as the global reputation of Burns, the translation and reception of Burns in
world literatures, the influence of Burns on the image of Scotland abroad and
the continuing celebration of Burns in global culture in statues, music and Burns
Supper events. As Scotland’s National Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh
will host this conference on Scotland’s national bard as one of a series of global
events to commemorate Burns on the 250th anniversary of his birth.
There will be contributions by leading Burns scholars from around the world and
there will be plenty of scheduled time for discussion as well as a session on the
latest research on Burns. Sheena Wellington & Kirsteen McCue will perform at
a musical lunch, and an optional Burns Supper with a leading after-dinner speaker
is planned for the evening before the conference when there will be an opening
lecture by Neal Ascherson. The leading Scottish composer Dr James MacMillan
CBE FRSE will introduce a new piece with contributions featuring a performance
by the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt at the closing concert.