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 →

#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! We thought that we would encourage Crit-Eventers to join in! The PhD2Published... Continue Reading →

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” Overview of the Theme Within the events and festivals literature there has been an examination of place-making and... Continue Reading →

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... There was an initial discussion on what we understood by place-making and the following ideas came through: Communities and neighbourhoods and relationship to physical places Relational spaces... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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