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Studentships 2018-21

LINCS/SoSS SCHOLARSHIPS Lighthouse

The IRC welcomes enquiries from prospective research students interested in pursuing MPhil/PhD study.

The IRC offers a broad range of expertise, including for example:

*=Supervision for projects under these themes that focus primarily on language aspects of interpreting and/or translation may be shared with colleagues in the CTISS, or located entirely in that Centre.

There will be up to three Scholarships available for 2018-21. Details of the application procedure are available here.

Externally/Self-funded PhD Projects

We welcome enquiries from suitably qualified candidates funded from other sources who are interested in developing projects relevant to the Centre's research programme.

For more information on how to apply, please contact Ms Caroline Murray.

Research students with a suitable project may apply for membership of the international doctoral training programme Transformations in European Societies.

Linguistic sustainability

Monday 11 December 2017, 3pm, room PG304donnaPatrick

 

Prof. Donna Patrick, Carleton University, Ottawa

 

Linguistic sustainability, local knowledge, and transformation in the Arctic

Donna Patrick is an anthropologist whose research focuses on Indigenous and minority language politics, policies, rights, and practices in Canada and the Arctic. This research has revolved around the issues of language endangerment, language socialization, language education policy and practice, critical literacies, and social semiotics. Most recently, she has been involved in participatory action research and the recording of life histories and stories with Inuit in Ottawa and Montreal. This research explores Inuit identities, literacies, and the construction of place in transnational contexts through objects, food, and community radio.

 

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MacFarlane Prize 2017 for Dr Emma Hill

The IRC's Dr Emma Hill has won the 2017 MacFarlane Prize. Emma (pictured here with her supervisors, Prof. Máiréad Nic Craith and Dr Katerina Strani), is the first ever recipient of the prize from any department in the School of Social Sciences. She was presented with the award at Heriot-Watt University's graduation ceremony on 15 November 2017. IMG 1603

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SGSAH ARCS Studentship 2017

Applications are now open for a three-year PhD studentship onSGSAH logo

Living Tradition and Cultural Revival:

Scottish Folk Drama in the 21st Century

A collaboration between

  • Intercultural Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University
  • Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS), Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
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Cross-Disciplinary Forum on Migration

Joint event by The Urban Institute and the IRC.

Issues related to migration and border control have featured extensively in current political developments. Approaches which cut across disciplinary borders are called for its understanding. The Urban Institute and the Intercultural Research Centre invite all whose work relates to the flow of movement of people to come together to share areas of interest with a view to exploring opportunities for research collaboration.

When? Wednesday 13 September 2017, 1:00 - 3:00pm.
Where? Room WA311, Riccarton Campus.

For further details, please contact Gina Netto (g.netto@hw.ac.uk).

 

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Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality Conference

Prof. Kevin O'Gorman, Dr Babak Taheri, Sean Lochrie and Ross Curran attended the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality Conference in Istanbul. Sean presented the conceptual framework for his PhD, which won "The Best Conference Paper" award. The paper was entitled: "Theoretical Perspectives on World Heritage Management: Stewardship and Stakeholders". Babak presented his work with Kevin on "Islamic Heritage Marketing: The Umrah Experience", and Ross presented a paper entitled "In Search of Authenticity: The Case of Japanese Heritage", which also won a "best paper" award.

SIEF 2017

Strong Heriot Watt Presence at SIEF 2017

 A call for papers is now available for the next congress of the Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF) taking place in Göttingen, Germany, on 26-30 March 2017.

A number of IRC staff, doctoral students and collaborators have submitted panels which are now open for paper proposals: 

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Prof. Arnab Bhattacharjee: Hind Rattan Award

Prof. Arnab Bhattacharjee receives Hind Rattan Award from NRI Welfare Society of India. The Hind Rattan (Hindi phrase translated to English as "Jewel of India") is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted annually to non-resident persons of Indian origin (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization under the umbrella of the Government of India. The NRI Welfare Society of India, with chapters in various countries, founded in 1981 by Harbhajan Singh, serves to link members of the Indian diaspora with the Government of India. 

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