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 →

Events PhD Viva External Examiner Resource

As more and more PhDs are focusing on Critical Events and related subjects, there is a need for viva external examiners with expertise focusing on different facets of research. Hopefully, this Events PhD Viva External Examiner resource will be helpful for students and supervisory teams. Please share with Graduate Schools/Research Centres - anyone who makes viva-related... 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 →

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) Chair: Associate Professor Leonie Lockstone-Binney Panellist’s topic What is critical thinking... Continue Reading →

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

  Editors: Dr Louise Platt and Dr. Rebecca Finkel 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. Whilst Thomas (2016) points... Continue Reading →

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