In A Human Moment

Miscellany from the 19th century

Political Poetry and Song in Broadsides

University of Glasgow Library

An example of subject and woodcuts found in broadsides. From Sp Coll Mu23-y.1 An example of subject and woodcuts found in broadsides. From Sp Coll Mu23-y.1.

Taking place today is the Political Poetry and Song in Scotland event with archivists and researchers from across Scotland and the UK meeting to discuss and celebrate the wealth and variety of political poetry and song produced and collected in Scotland. The event aims to scope out material for an online catalogue on this subject and to generate an interdisciplinary research agenda with the event initially culminating in a public poetry reading and recital. More information on the event can be found on the Centre for Robert Burns Studies web pages.

Part of the day’s activities will involve a trip to our Special Collections seminar room where participants will have the opportunity to look over a selection of items from our collections that demonstrate the kinds of political poetry and song found within Scotland. One example from…

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