Following almost a year of making edits, software updates and content additions, jamesboswell.info is finally fully functional once more and well-prepared for the future.
Earlier this year, Mike Collier, a British-born author based for some years in the Baltic country of Latvia, published "Up The Baltick" - a journal of Boswell and Johnson's hitherto unknown journey through the Baltic countries in 1778.
I recently received a mail from a site visitor, who had discovered from Boswell's original birth certificate that he was actually born on October 18, 1740, and not on October 29, 1740, as is generally thought. There is, however, a perfectly good explanation for this apparent discrepancy.
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, in cooperation with the University of Glasgow, has made the entire collection of the consultation letters of renowned 18th century Edinburgh physician Dr William Cullen available online. One such letter was written by Boswell requesting medical advice for his friend Dr Johnson shortly before Johnson's death in 1784.
The French ensemble Le Théâtre des Trois Couleurs is currently planning a series of performances of their new play L'Anglais et le Philosophe (the Englishman and the Philosopher) in June 2015.
Comedian Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell in the brand new radio comedy series Boswell's Lives premiering on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday 25 February 2015.
The organizers of the Boswell Book Festival 2015 have announced that the festival will not take place at Boswell's own Auchinleck House this year, but rather at the nearby Dumfries House, once the seat of the Earls of Dumfries.
BAFTA award-winning actor Steve Coogan has signed on to play James Boswell in a movie adaption of the West End play "Boswell for the Defence".
We have made an effort to get up-to-date with general technological development recently. This has now culminated with a new site design which is "responsive", meaning that it adjusts itself more beautifully to any screen size including mobile units. We have also created a Facebook page, which you can "Like" to keep in touch with new developments on jamesboswell.info.
The 218th anniversary of the death of James Boswell was commemorated by a small ceremony at the Boswell mausoleum in Auchinleck Churchyard in the morning of May 19, 2013. Speakers included Dr. Gordon Turnbull (general editor of the Yale Boswell editions), James Knox (chairman of the Boswell Trust) and Jim Todd (Provost of East Ayrshire).