The project

The Scottish Revival Network initiates conversations and debates on the Scottish Revival in literature and culture from the 1880s to the 1950s. Led by Dr Scott Lyall (Edinburgh Napier University) and Dr Michael Shaw (University of Stirling), the network proposes a ‘long’ Scottish Revival that makes explicit the cultural, intellectual and political links between the fin-de-siècle Scottish Revival and the Scottish renaissance movement of the early decades of the twentieth century. Beginning in August 2021, the network will bring together an international group of academics for a series of online events, as well as public events at the Patrick Geddes Centre and the National Library of Scotland.

Our next online event, ‘Patrick Geddes and Revival’ will take place on Wednesday, June 8th, from 4pm to 5.30pm. To attend, you just need to register here (registration is free). The event, which will be hosted in association with the Patrick Geddes Centre, will be chaired by Dr Scott Lyall (Associate Professor in Modern and Scottish Literature at Edinburgh Napier University) and will bring together three specialists on Patrick Geddes and late-Victorian Scotland: Professor Murdo Macdonald (Emeritus Professor of History of Scottish Art at the University of Dundee), Dr Elsa Richardson (Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Strathclyde) and Dr Michael Shaw (Lecturer in Scottish Literature at the University of Stirling). Our panelists will present papers that explore Geddes’s motivations for a cultural revival in Scotland, his reception by the Scottish Literary Renaissance, and the broader culture of revivalism in Scotland during the 1880–1950 period. There will then be an audience Q&A session. The event is funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

This website

You can use the links at the top of this page to access information about our events and our members, or to get in touch with us. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. We will be providing recordings of our events as they become available, as well as maintaining a bibliography of relevant texts. Please let us know if you have any questions about the project, or if you would like to receive email updates about our website or our events.