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Witch City's ‘Haunted Happenings’: Managing Authenticity and Edutainment in Salem, Massachusetts (2023)
Book Chapter
Stewart, H., Todd, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2023). Witch City's ‘Haunted Happenings’: Managing Authenticity and Edutainment in Salem, Massachusetts. In G. Rossetti, B. Wyatt, & J. Ali-Knight (Eds.), Festivals and Edutainment (26-40). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003305415-4

The infamous Salem Witch Trials resulted in the deaths of 20 innocent Puritans accused of witchcraft in 1692. Today, Salem, Massachusetts, has positioned itself as a modern-day Halloween Town where a ‘Disneyfied’ interpretation of its tragic history... Read More about Witch City's ‘Haunted Happenings’: Managing Authenticity and Edutainment in Salem, Massachusetts.

Guest editorial: Special issue introduction repurposing and repositioning events: real, responsible and revolutionary futures (2023)
Journal Article
Abreu Novais, M., Ali-Knight, J., Holmes, K., Lockstone-Binney, L., Robertson, M., & Stewart, H. (2023). Guest editorial: Special issue introduction repurposing and repositioning events: real, responsible and revolutionary futures. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 14(2), 137-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEFM-05-2023-100

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Festival hiatus, resilience and innovation during COVID-19: learnings from the Edinburgh festivals (2023)
Journal Article
Ali-Knight, J., Kerr, G., Stewart, H., & Holmes, K. (2023). Festival hiatus, resilience and innovation during COVID-19: learnings from the Edinburgh festivals. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 14(2), 170-188. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijefm-08-2022-0068

Purpose In this paper, we explore how Edinburgh’s key Festivals have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their response presents the emergence of more innovative festival delivery models and a different imagining of the festival space. Design/met... Read More about Festival hiatus, resilience and innovation during COVID-19: learnings from the Edinburgh festivals.

Events innovation and resilience during uncertainty: reflections from the festival city! (2023)
Journal Article
Ali-Knight, J. (2023). Events innovation and resilience during uncertainty: reflections from the festival city!. Event Management, 27(4), https://doi.org/10.3727/152599522x16419948695314

As I sit at my desk, as the nights draw in and the temperatures fall, my mind is transported to the summer of 2022 and the re-emergence of Edinburgh as a Festival City (world leading apparently!) as it was the first time the festivals had been able t... Read More about Events innovation and resilience during uncertainty: reflections from the festival city!.

We can make festivals fit for the climate change fight (2022)
Newspaper / Magazine
Kerr, G., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022). We can make festivals fit for the climate change fight. [Newspaper article]. The Scotsman

As world leaders gather for COP27 in Egypt to discuss how we keep temperature rises below catastrophic levels, people may well be thinking about how they can do their bit at home and in their work. For those who put on festivals, by their nature draw... Read More about We can make festivals fit for the climate change fight.

Destination Net Zero – Net Zero Events Baseline Review (2022)
Report
Robertson, M., Ali-Knight, J., Barnes, C. A., Brogan, J., Brown, C., Myers, K., & Wharmby, C. (2022). Destination Net Zero – Net Zero Events Baseline Review. VisitScotland

Guided by the key themes of measuring, monitoring, decarbonisation and adaptation, an extensive body of knowledge in these four areas relating to carbon emission and management in the context of events is reviewed and condensed for confident referenc... Read More about Destination Net Zero – Net Zero Events Baseline Review.

Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology (2022)
Report
Stewart, H., Ali-Knight, J., Kerr, G., & Holmes, K. (2022). Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology. Edinburgh Napier University

The COVID-19 pandemic created a global hiatus for events and festivals. The requirement for whole countries to stay at home and avoid contact with other people led to numerous events and festivals being paused, cancelled or redeveloped into a virtual... Read More about Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology.

Starting a Festival (2022)
Other
Kerr, G., Barnes, C., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022). Starting a Festival. [Course module]

Have you got an idea for starting a festival and are unsure where to begin? This toolkit will help you get started. The good news is that all leading festival curators have asked the same questions you may be asking yourself now: How do I start a... Read More about Starting a Festival.

Audience Development and Communications for Festivals (2022)
Other
Kerr, G., Barnes, C., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022). Audience Development and Communications for Festivals. [Course module]

Audience development and communications are vital in modern-day festival management. Audience development is also about retaining interest from existing audiences and growing new audiences. This toolkit is an overview on how you can strengthen your a... Read More about Audience Development and Communications for Festivals.

Financial Management, Risk & Resilience for Festivals (2022)
Other
Kerr, G., Barnes, C., & Ali-Knight, J. (2022). Financial Management, Risk & Resilience for Festivals. [Course module]

Good financial management is extremely important when starting a festival. The ability to manage your festival’s funds, plan your budget, manage risk and be resilient is fundamental to succeed and sustain your festival into the future. This toolkit i... Read More about Financial Management, Risk & Resilience for Festivals.

Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia (2022)
Report
Stewart, H., Smith, S., Baxter, R., Ali-Knight, J., & Kerr, G. (2022). Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University

Unlock & Revive is a multi-disciplinary action-research project that involves multiple partners. It is a highly collaborative project aimed at supporting the wellbeing of people living with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers in the Edinburgh and Lot... Read More about Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia.

The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis (2021)
Journal Article
Stewart, H., Ali-Knight, J., Stephen, S., & Kerr, G. (2022). The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis. Event Management, 26(1), 157-175. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599521X16192004803683

Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how the brain works, and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason. It affects speech, mood, mobility, behavior and how people perceive and respond to the world around them. Contemporary a... Read More about The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis.

Modelling Mobility and Infection: The reopening of Edinburgh's Festivals (2021)
Report
Ali-Knight, J. (2021). Modelling Mobility and Infection: The reopening of Edinburgh's Festivals. University of Edinburgh

Closure of business, festivals and cultural activities due to COVID-19 has imposed a significant social and economic loss to the City of Edinburgh. This project modelled the spread of viral infection in the city centre of Edinburgh to see whether thi... Read More about Modelling Mobility and Infection: The reopening of Edinburgh's Festivals.

Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives (2018)
Journal Article
Robertson, M., Ong, F., Lockstone-Binney, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018). Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Event Management, 22(6), 865-874. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599518x15346132863193

In considering critical event studies, a brief reference to critical pedagogy is made before an initial look at Critical Management Studies (CMS) prior to consideration of Crtical Event Studies (CES). As most students of education and teaching will k... Read More about Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives.

Guest editorial (2018)
Journal Article
Platt, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018). Guest editorial. Journal of Place Management and Development, 11(3), 262-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/jpmd-08-2018-131

Authors are guest editors of special issue of Journal to Place Management and Development.