The Moving Languages English Application launch took place on Friday 8th June at the George Davies Lecture Theatre, Esmée Fairbairn building, Heriot-Watt University.
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.
The IRC welcomes enquiries from prospective research students interested in pursuing MPhil/PhD study. The competition for 2018-21 is now closed.
Monday 11 December 2017, 3pm, room PG304
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.
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.
Living Tradition and Cultural Revival:
Scottish Folk Drama in the 21st Century
A collaboration between
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.