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The IRC's Prof. Máiréad Nic Craith was a speaker at an international symposium on The Role of Living Culture in Identities and Sustainable Community Development, held at Summerhall in Edinburgh on 4 November 2015. This symposium offered a platform for Scotland to showcase itself, not only through the ICH performances of delegates, but also as a leader in ICH theory and practice. A major focus of the debate was on human rights and heritage in multicultural development contexts.

'Can Scotland play a leading role in redefining Heritage?'


From 22-25 June 2015, members of Heriot-Watt’s Intercultural Research Centre (IRC) participated in the 2015 congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) in Zagreb. SIEF is the main international learned society in its field.

August 04, 2017

SIEF Congress 2015

Ullrich Kockel has been featured in a short video published by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore as part of their Ethnological Sensations series. Using an episode of autoethnographic research, he explores the complexities of ethnological field research when buildings and places change over time, and the importance of trusting instincts.  

 

Drawing on insights from different cultures, our Professor Ullrich Kockel explores how we might be able to recover the terms of ecologically well-grounded being and employ them creatively to grow resilient, socially and culturally sustainable communities.

More than 60 participants attended the IRC's first symposium on 19 May 2016, considering challenges and opportunities faced by an increasingly multi- and intercultural Scotland.

August 04, 2017

IRC Symposium 2016

Trailer for a blockbuster movie based on the workshop of the international doctoral training programme "Transformations in European Societies", which took place at Heriot-Watt from 28 October to 2 November 2013.

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