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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.

Workshop: Migration and the Labour Markets


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12-13 April 2018

Surgeons' Hall, Nicholson St., Edinburgh

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics).

The workshop will examine the economic aspects of migration and its impact on the labour market, from an empirical and theoretical perspective. Topics of interest for the workshop include, among others, the effect of migration on native and non-native wages and employment, migrants’ self-selection, the role of local labour markets and the degree to which specific labour markets features mitigate the effects of immigration.

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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 competition for 2018-21 is now closed.

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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 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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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.

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