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Critical Event Studies

Are you REF-ready?

 

Are you REF-Ready?

Calling scholars who are working in the area of critical event/tourism studies
(any discipline but research revolves around festivals/events/tourism/leisure)

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Invitation to submit an application to take part in a two day writing retreat University of Cambridge Christ’s College, Cambridge
17-18 August 2017
 

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Critical Event Studies in the UK and Australia: Lost in translation or one voice?

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CAUTHE Events SIG, Dunedin, New Zealand, Wednesday 8 February 

The title promised much and did not fail to deliver!  

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Critical Event Studies in the UK and Australia: lost in translation or one voice?

Open Panel Discussion  (Everyone is welcome!)
Organised by the Event Studies SIG of CAUTHE  (with call for contributions to IJEFM Special Issue)
Date: Wednesday, 8th February; Time: 2pm-3pm
Location: CAUTHE 2017 conference – University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ; Venue: St David (room TBC)

http://www.otago.ac.nz/cauthe2017/index.html

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Call for papers: Equality and Diversity in the Professional Events Sector

 

Editors: Dr Louise Platt and Dr. Rebecca Finkel

http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/rprt-call-for-equality-and-diversity

Following the recent Contemporary Policy Debate paper written by Rhodri Thomas in this journal, this special edition will build on the concerns raised in order to develop an on-going debate on policies around of equality and diversity across the events sector.

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#AcWriMo with #CritEvents

November is #AcWriMo (academic writing month)! The idea grew out of the #NaNoWriMo (National Write a Novel Month) – Charlotte Frost from PhD2Published set up the academic version in 2011 and each year a community of scholars pledge to get on with their writing!

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What will you write? (photo by Alejandro Escamilla)

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CFP: Grassroots Festivals and Place-Making

Special issue call for papers from the Journal of Place Management and Development

Winter 2018

The Journal of Place Management and Development (JPMD) is pleased to invite papers for a special issue on “Grassroots festivals and place-making”

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Place-making and grassroots festivals

 

The reason for proposing this theme is that we (Louise & Jane) are preparing a proposal for a special edition on this very topic! Watch this space…

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Family Fall Festival, Maryland. Image by David Robert Crews (Flickr)

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Are a festival’s origins a guide for future meaning and value?

There is often a tendency to feel concerned if a ‘traditional’ festival moves away from its origin but the reality is usually more complex than this. This discussion group examined some of the issues of the how the history of festivals can constrain change or, whether the original purpose is retained in its purest form.

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The thorny issue of volunteers?

Linda Wilks from Open University submitted the following provocation before the symposium:

Events/Festivals are…..often heavily reliant on volunteers to organise and steward them. But how much ‘fun’ is festival volunteering, is it really worth the effort for organisers, and how sustainable is a reliance on volunteers in the long run?”

This was picked up in the open space discussions and has been summarised by James Musgrave. I suspect that this issue will be something that we will return to again…

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