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Professor Kockel features in Ethnological Sensations Series

Professor Ullrich Kockel has been featured in a video published by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore as part of their Ethnological Sensations series. In this short video, Professor Kockel takes a journey to his very earliest roots, and talks us through the ethnological research process he undertook, exploring the complexities of field research when building and places change, and the importance of trusting instincts.  

 

Alliance for Intergenerational Resilience

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The IRC's Prof. Ullrich Kockel has been invited to join the Board of the AIR, an international network that aims to increase social-ecological resilience – the co-evolution of social-human and ecological systems - through connecting and supporting locally based innovations in participating regions and countries, emphasizing new kinds of collaboration across cultures, disciplines, sectors and national borders. 

Prof. Kockel, who leads the IRC's Sustainable Communities research group, said: "I am delighted to be asked to join this global network, which is an important intercultural initiative bringing together old wisdom and new knowledge to support life-sustaining ways of being." 

The Alliance is building an international network of resilience hubs, including the Common Good Food Hub in Scotland, and is working on an interdisciplinary research and publications programme.

Read more here.

Finnish Visitor at the IRC

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This April a Finnish colleague will be visiting the IRC. Pia Olsson is University lecturer in European Ethnology at the University of Helsinki. She is interested in how people experience urban space and how they remember and articulate their lives in urban settings. She has also conducted ethnographic fieldwork to understand cultural encounters among youth. Her latest project ‘Shared city’ analyses the ways urban public and semi-public spaces affect interethnic encounters.

Studentships 2018-21

LINCS/SoSS SCHOLARSHIPS Lighthouse

The IRC welcomes enquiries from prospective research students interested in pursuing MPhil/PhD study. The competition for 2018-21 is now closed.

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

SGSAH ARCS Studentship 2017

Applications are now closed for our 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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