Professor Jane Dawson (BA PhD Dip Ed FRHS FSA (Scot) FRSE)

Professor Emerita of Reformation History

  • School of Divinity

Contact details

Address

Street

c/o School of Divinity, Mound Place

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH1 2LX

Availability

  • Now I am retired the best method to contact me is via email.

Background

I am an early modern historian who is primarily interested in the four countries within the British Isles, Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, and in the Reformation throughout Europe. In retirement I am concentrating upon Scottish history.

 

Qualifications

BA PhD Dip Ed FRHS FSA (Scot) FRSE

Project activity

I was Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded Wode Psalter Project (2009-11) that brought together a team from the University Library, Music and Divinity in Edinburgh with the British Library, Trinity College, Dublin and Georgetown University, Washington DC, and a network of scholars throughout the world.

The project mounted a major exhibition in Edinburgh 'Singing the Reformation' (Aug-Oct 2011) and travelling exhibitions to Dundee and Belfast. It  gave a series of concerts and a new CD The Wode Collection has been produced. An Iphone App is freely available as is the exhibition's booklet.

I was Co-Investigator for the Sing the Renaissance and Reformation (2012-13), a follow-on project involving the Wode Partbooks. This has provided modern performing editions of the Wode material for choirs in a free downloadable format.

Details of both projects and their products can be found on the Wode Psalter website.

http://www.wode.div.ed.ac.uk/

A related project Singing the Reformation 2016 investigated the experience of singing and worship in Scotland c1600.

http://www.churchservicesociety.org/str/about-singing-reformation-2016