Call for Chapters: Liminality and Liminoid Spaces in Events

Ian Lamond and Jonathan Moss are editing a collection of papers on the broad theme of critical event studies with a focus on liminality and liminoid spaces, for publication by Palgrave. The aim of the edited collection is to bring together academics who, from a global and multi-disciplinary approach, are researching events and placing them within the context of Turner's... Continue Reading →


Book Announcement: Power, Construction and Meaning in Festivals

Power, Construction and Meaning in Festivals Edited By Allan Jepson, Alan Clarke Available now from Routledge    Whether through education, sport or festivity, events form the basis on which we attribute cultural meaning, significance and value to our lives. In this light, community events have the potential to create positive and negative social, cultural, economic... Continue Reading →

Events and the Politics of Gender Symposium 8/09/17

Convened by: Dr. Rebecca Finkel (Queen Margaret’s University) Dr. Louise Platt (Manchester Metropolitan University) Critical events research has been a developing field for over two decades, and many scholars have framed political, social, and economic studies around planned events and their impacts on communities and places. More and more cities and countries around the globe... Continue Reading →

Virtual Writing Retreat #AEMEWR17

  The Association of Events Management Education is holding its first writing retreat this week (17-18th) in Cambridge. Dr. Michael Duignan (Anglia Ruskin) and Dr. Caroline Jackson (Bournemouth and Chair of AEME) will be welcoming 10 academics to Christ College this week where they will take part in a structured retreat to make progress on... Continue Reading →

Critical Events Studies & Politics of Gender Symposium

Queen Margaret University School of Arts, Social Sciences & Management  Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University    This symposium explores the politics of gender as it relates to researching the events environment. It draws on international, interdisciplinary research being conducted in the fields of media and communications, cultural and creative industries, and... Continue Reading →

Call for papers: Special Issue #CritEvents

Event Management – an international journal Special issue title: Critical Event Studies – issues & perspectives Important dates and details: Abstracts (of no less than 250 words):                       June 27th, 2017 Abstract decisions:                                              ... Continue Reading →

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)   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  This is an opportunity for up to 10... Continue Reading →

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

CAUTHE Events SIG, Dunedin, New Zealand, Wednesday 8 February  The title promised much and did not fail to deliver!   Associate Professor Leonie Lockstone-Binney chaired a panel discussion between four esteemed event studies scholars from the UK (Associate Professor Jane Ali-Knight and Dr Sandro Carnicelli) and Australia (Associate Professor Kirsten Holmes and Dr Judith Mair)... Continue Reading →

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