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Mairi McFadyen

Research Interests
cultural policy, human ecology, ICH, living cultural heritage, music, sustainability
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Heritage and Sustainability

Mairi's PhD, undertaken in Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh, explored the aesthetics, poetics and transformative power of the traditional ballad and won the 2012 Ruth Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff Prize for ethnology and folklore. Outwith academia, Mairi has worked with various organisations, including Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) and ethnological community enterprise Local Voices.


IRC Publications

Mairi McFadyen & Máiréad Nic Craith (2019), 'Performing Scots-European heritage, "For A’ That!"', in Ullrich Kockel, Cristina Clopot, Baiba Tjarve & Máiréad Nic Craith (eds), Heritage and Festivals in Europe: Performing Identities (London: Routledge), pp. 141-55.

 Ullrich Kockel & Mairi McFadyen (2019), 'On the carrying stream into the European mountain Roots and routes of creative (Scottish) ethnology', ANUAC 8(2): 189-211.


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