Bridging the Continental Divide

On Tuesday evening 17th February at 7pm Dr Steven Reid is the guest speaker in the current series of Talks in the Library presented by The Friends of Glasgow University Library .

His subject is Bridging the Continental Divide  Amsterdam in the 17th century friends blog post
which is a major project based in the School of Humanities
describing the use of neo-Latin and its cultural role in
Jacobean Scotland, as seen in the anthology of Scots
poems written in Latin and published in Amsterdam in
1637 as the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum .
The anthology was the largest of its type and produced for an international audience.  It was edited by the Fife laird Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit and the Aberdeenshire poet Arthur Johnstone.

An electronic critical edition of the anthology of 13 of the 37 poets inAndrew Melville friends blog post
Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum, with English translations, is being launched. This includes Andrew Melville – the divine and educational reformer who became Principal of the University of Glasgow 1574 to 1580, James Halkerston and Hercules Rollock. More about the project and the anthology can be read here

Dr Steven Reid is Lecturer in History at the University. His research interests lie broadly in the intellectual and religious history of Scotland between c. 1450 and c. 1650, with particular interest in the impact of the European Renaissance and Reformation on Scotland. He is also one of the contributors to Friendly Shelves : History of the University of Glasgow Library which is being prepared for publication in 2015/16.

The Talk promises to be highly informative, takes place in the new Talk Lab – room 306, Library Level 3, and is open to all.

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