Professor Jane Dawson (BA PhD Dip Ed FRHS FSA (Scot) FRSE)
Professor Emerita of Reformation History
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.
BA PhD Dip Ed FRHS FSA (Scot) FRSE
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.
A related project Singing the Reformation 2016 investigated the experience of singing and worship in Scotland c1600.