The study of reading and reception as social phenomena is now central to our understanding of literature, history and culture. It has become an established field within Book History. Scottish Readers Remember, an AHRC funded research project which ran from 2006-2009, represented the first sustained and focused attempt to record the reading experiences of Scots in the twentieth century and, from them, to analyse not only changing tastes, practices, and habits but also the contribution of reading to an individual and collective sense of identity. Transcribed interviews, spread across communities in Scotland, formed the core of evidence, complemented by use of archival and other sources. Journal articles, book chapters, an oral history archive and an exhibition were key outcomes of the project.
The exhibition panels, which were featured in venues across Scotland in 2009-2010, can be viewed below: