The Scottish Revival is a funded network led by researchers here at Edinburgh Napier and Stirling University. The aim of this network is to explore the revival in Scottish literature and culture from the 1880s to the 1950s. 

The purpose of this network is to initiate conversations and debates on the topic of Scottish revival in literature and culture from the 1880s to the 1950sLed by Dr Scott Lyall, Associate Professor in Modern and Scottish Literature at Edinburgh Napier University, in collaboration with Dr Michael Shaw (Lecturer at the University of Stirling), this Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded 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 has brought together an international group of academics for a series of online events, as well as public events in collaboration with the Patrick Geddes Centre and a forthcoming event hosted by the National Library of Scotland.

You can find out more about the network on our website at, and on our social media platforms:

Twitter: @ScotRevival


Additionally, you can contact us via email by clicking here.

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