The Burney Centre at McGill University brings together archival material on the Burney family from around the world. Its holdings include microfilm, photocopies and scans of the major Burney collections at the Berg Collection (New York Public Library), the British Library and the Beinecke Library (Yale University).

The Centre is dedicated to the publication of complete, definitive scholarly editions of the journals and letters of Frances Burney (1752-1840) and the letters and memoirs of her father, the music historian Dr Charles Burney (1726-1814).

Find out more about the Burney Centre.


Burney Society 2023 Conference Call for Papers Now Available
The PDF icon Call for Papers for the Burney Society's 2023 North American conference is now available! The conference will be taking place in Montreal on June 13th and 14th of 2023. Please see our Conferences and Events page for further details.

Burney Centre Open!
As of September 1st, 2021, the Burney Centre is now reopen! For information on our resources, feel free to visit our offices on the 5th floor of McLennan Library, or to contact us by email. For McGill's current COVID-19 safety guidelines, see their update page.

New Article: "'The Astronomic Muse': Charles Burney and Astronomy" by Elaine Bander
Elaine Bander's new article has been published in the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, with research conducted here at the Burney Centre. You can access the article here.

Article on Reading with Austen
McGill News Alumni Magazine interviewed the Burney Centre's Dr Peter Sabor and former RwA Project Manager Catherine Nygren about Reading with Austen. Read the article here.

Image information:
Fanny Burney, by Edward Francisco Burney, at the National Portrait Gallery
Charles Burney, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, at the National Portrait Gallery

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National Portrait Gallery Creative Commons Licence


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