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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, ‘From Revival to Renaissance’ is taking place on Friday, November 5th, from 4pm to 5.30pm UK time. It will chart the links between the late-Victorian period of the Celtic Revival and the Modernism (or otherwise) of the subsequent Scottish Renaissance period. To attend, you just need to register at the following link: You can register for the event here. Our panelists will be discussing talks they have pre-recorded; you can watch these talks here at any time between now and November 5th.

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.