Conference 2020

‘Arthur Conan Doyle in Edinburgh’

Edinburgh Conan Doyle Network Conference
24th – 25th September, 2020
Edinburgh Napier University

Conan Doyle in Edinburgh

The schedule for the conference can now be viewed here:

Conan in Doyle in Edinburgh: Chairs

Abstracts and Speaker Bios

Technical Support

‘Conan Doyle in Edinburgh’ was the second event associated with a new scholarly enterprise, The Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle, sponsored by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Selected papers from across the conference are to be considered for book publication.

Keynote recordings

Recorded keynote from Professor Nick Daly, Chair of Modern English and American Literature at University College Dublin.

‘Love and Mormonism: The Origins of A Study in Scarlet‘ Part 1

‘Love and Mormonism: The Origins of A Study in Scarlet‘ Part 2

Recorded keynote from Mr Owen Dudley Edwards, Honorary Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh:

As Owen can’t attend the digital conference, please email any questions you might have for him at

Panel recordings

Panel 1 ‘Conan Doyle, Disease and Medicine’ with Andrew Glazzard and Minna Vuohelainen. Chaired by Christine Ferguson:

Panel 2 ‘Conan Doyle in the Empire and Around the World’ with Jessica Valdez, Paul M. Chapman and Douglas Kerr. Chaired by Andrew Glazzard:

Panel 3 ‘Spirits and Monsters with Zeki Salah and Joshua Dobbs. Chaired by Douglas Kerr:

Panel 4 ‘Challenges for Science’ with Gordon Bates, Kyle DeDecker and Christine D. Myers. Chaired by Catherine Wynne:

A Presentation from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle centre with Ann Treherne. Chaired by Linda Dryden:

Rountable: Editing the New Critical Editions, with Douglas Kerr, Jonathan Cranfield, Andrew Glazzard and Darryl Jones. Chaired by Douglas Kerr:

Panel 5 ‘Conan Doyle and Cities’ with Clare Clark and Sara Hackenberg. Chaired by Jonathan Cranfield:

Panel 6 ‘Sherlock Holmes in Time and Space’ with Catherine Wynne, Ashlee Simon and Annette Wren. Chaired by Andrew Glazzard: