This conference will be the sixth in a biennial series which began in 2000, also at the University of Stirling.

The conference venue is Pathfoot, an award-winning modernist building integrated into the hillside above Airthrey Loch. Pathfoot is the main teaching building for Arts subjects, and doubles as an art gallery. The walls and courtyards of the building feature important works by modern Scottish artists including J.D. Fergusson, William MacTaggart and Ian Hamilton Finlay. Apart from one event at Airthrey Castle (also on campus), the academic conference will take place entirely within Pathfoot. (Details about the accessibility of the building — which is equipped with lifts — and other campus facilities can be found here.  Please contact the conference organisers with any specific queries.)


The university campus has been described as the most beautiful in Europe.  A ‘virtual tour’ can be had here.

University Campus

The conference is hosted by the Department of English Studies, home to several journals, editorial projects and a Master’s programme in the field of modern Scottish literature.

The conference is additionally supported by the Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies.


Those interested in past Stevenson conferences in this series should consult Richard Dury’s conference reports and archived material.

2008: European Stevenson, Università di Bergamo

2006: Transatlantic Stevenson, Saranac Lake, N.Y.

2004: Stevenson and Conrad: Writers of Land and Sea, Edinburgh

2002: Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries, Università degli Studi di Milano (Gargnano)

2000: Stevenson, Scotland and Samoa, University of Stirling

Contact Us

To contact the conference organisers:

Scott Hames
Tel:+44 (0)1786 466205

Adrian Hunter
Email: adrian.hunter@stir.ac.uk
Tel:+44(0)1786 467507


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