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Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual (2022)
Journal Article
Keith, L., & Kerr, G. (2022). Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual. Journal of Science Communication, 21(04), Article A03. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21040203

The workforces of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) industries suffer from skills gaps and lack diversity. Science engagement activities e.g. science festivals, often try to solve these problems through targeting audiences und... Read More about Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual.

"The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator) (2022)
Exhibition / Performance
Kerr, G. (2022). "The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator). [Exhibition]. Exhibited at Cheltenham Science Festival, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham. 7 June 2022 - 12 June 2022. (Unpublished)

The game is on – get set for an awesome adventure in The Arcade and put your skills to the test in a series of fun, creative and cryptic challenges. Can you make, break and create? Can you work in a team and spot things others might have missed? If y... Read More about "The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator).

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.

Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Jarman, D. (2022, May). Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities. Paper presented at CHME 2022 (Council for Hospitality Management Education), Edinburgh Napier University

This paper explores some of the key themes from my PhD. In the paper I introduced the themes in the context of my work, exploring interpretations of "community" and "networks" in ways that are generally under explored in the festival and events liter... Read More about Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities.

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.

Building resilience and future proofing events education (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Jackson, C., & Robertson, M. (2021). Building resilience and future proofing events education

This session explores issues surrounding the design and delivery of Event Management programmes, specifically those related to their resilience and futureproofing. It addresses the increasing demand for educators to respond to a diverse range of stak... Read More about Building resilience and future proofing events education.

Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020 (2021)
Book Chapter
Elsden, C., Yu, D., Piccio, B., Helgason, I., & Terras, M. (2021). Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020. In L. Bissell, & L. Weir (Eds.), Performance in a Pandemic. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003165644

Within days of performance venues being forced to close their doors in 2020, the National Theatre began broadcasting high-quality recordings of the best of London’s West End. Few other companies could dream of having such rich recorded archives to dr... Read More about Recorded performance as digital content: Perspectives from Fringe 2020.

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.

Learning from the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Recommendations for Festivals and Performing Arts in Navigating Covid-19 and New Digital Contexts (2021)
Report
Elsden, C., Piccio, B., Helgason, I., & Terras, M. (2021). Learning from the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Recommendations for Festivals and Performing Arts in Navigating Covid-19 and New Digital Contexts. AHRC

When it happened, the announcement that the Edinburgh Festivals would not go ahead was both predictable and shocking. Cruelly, so many aspects of what makes the Edinburgh Festival Fringe unique, appeared suddenly impossible and unpalatable. How could... Read More about Learning from the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Recommendations for Festivals and Performing Arts in Navigating Covid-19 and New Digital Contexts.

FameLab, cultural relations and 'going virtual' at the time of a pandemic (2021)
Report
Kerr, G. (2021). FameLab, cultural relations and 'going virtual' at the time of a pandemic. London: British Council

EDITOR'S NOTES This contribution by Gary Kerr, taking the example of one of the British Council’s flagship partnership programmes – FameLab – covers the notion and nature of science diplomacy as cultural relations, situating the programme at the he... Read More about FameLab, cultural relations and 'going virtual' at the time of a pandemic.

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.

Events As Platforms, Networks, and Communities (2021)
Journal Article
Richards, G., & Jarman, D. (2021). Events As Platforms, Networks, and Communities. Event Management, 25(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599520x15894679115420

This introduction to the special issue on events as platforms, networks, and communities reviews recent research on these subjects. It outlines the previous work of the ATLAS Events Group in developing a "network approach to events," as well as conce... Read More about Events As Platforms, Networks, and Communities.

Four shades of science festival: a qualitative study exploring the business and management dimensions of science festivals in the United Kingdom (2020)
Thesis
Kerr, G. Four shades of science festival: a qualitative study exploring the business and management dimensions of science festivals in the United Kingdom. (Thesis). University of Salford. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2725841

Science festivals are a global cultural phenomenon with at least 60 such festivals taking place across the UK every year. Science festivals fulfil a unique function within civil society: providing a platform for science communication, education, and... Read More about Four shades of science festival: a qualitative study exploring the business and management dimensions of science festivals in the United Kingdom.

Film4Gender - Online Launch (2020)
Exhibition / Performance
MacLeod, K., Ryle, J., Crook, T., Sar, L., & Boodoosingh, R. Film4Gender - Online Launch. [Online event]. 1 December 2020. (Unpublished)

Online launch of the Film4Gender films by the Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium. Event to bring together the consortium filmmakers, shared discussion of the films, with Q&A. Public& international event, including participants from some of the... Read More about Film4Gender - Online Launch.

Dog filters & flower crowns: Using Snapchat as a Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education (2020)
Journal Article
Kerr, G., & Faulkner, S. (2020). Dog filters & flower crowns: Using Snapchat as a Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education. Journal of Social Media for Learning, 1(1), 147-157. https://doi.org/10.24377/LJMU.jsml.vol1article393

Academics overwhelmingly value social media as a tool for enhancing student learning (Moran et al, 2011). Generally, academics use information technologies and social media to engage with students in a top-down fashion i.e. it is the norm to use what... Read More about Dog filters & flower crowns: Using Snapchat as a Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education.

Book review: John Armbrecht, Erik Lundberg and Tommy D. Andersson (eds), A Research Agenda for Event Management (Elgar Research Agendas, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA 2019) 192 pp. (2020)
Journal Article
Snell, S. (2020). Book review: John Armbrecht, Erik Lundberg and Tommy D. Andersson (eds), A Research Agenda for Event Management (Elgar Research Agendas, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA 2019) 192 pp. Journal of Qualitative Research in Tourism, 134-137. https://doi.org/10.4337/jqrt.2020.01.09

Abstract not available.

Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case (2020)
Journal Article
Tjandra, N., Rihova, I., Snell, S., den Hertog, C., & Theodoraki, E. (2020). Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case. Journal of Product and Brand Management, 30(1), 58-73. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPBM-08-2019-2539

Purpose: This study explores a multi-stakeholder perspective on brand meaning co-creation in the context of the Olympic Games as a unique mega sports event brand with a strong brand identity, in order to understand how the brand manager may integrate... Read More about Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case.

Semiotics of the festival city: exploring the visual culture of Edinburgh. . Paper presented at Special Track: Visual Tourism (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Todd, L., & Logan-McFarlane, A. (2020, September). Semiotics of the festival city: exploring the visual culture of Edinburgh. . Paper presented at Special Track: Visual Tourism. Paper presented at ATLAS annual conference 2020: Tourism as a driver of regional development and collaboration, Online

This paper presents emerging themes from our study of the semiotics that sustain the visual culture, consumption and place myth of Edinburgh, as the ‘world’s leading festival city’ (Festivals Edinburgh, 2020). Today Edinburgh hosts eleven internation... Read More about Semiotics of the festival city: exploring the visual culture of Edinburgh. . Paper presented at Special Track: Visual Tourism.

Negotiating privileged networks and exclusive mobilities: the case for a Deaf festival in Scotland’s festival city (2020)
Journal Article
Jamieson, K., & Todd, L. (2022). Negotiating privileged networks and exclusive mobilities: the case for a Deaf festival in Scotland’s festival city. Annals of Leisure Research, 25(1), 5-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2020.1809478

We explore the case for a Deaf festival in Edinburgh, the self-proclaimed 'world leading Festival City'. The formal recognition of British Sign Language in the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 is paramount to the cultural and political context. Joining Englis... Read More about Negotiating privileged networks and exclusive mobilities: the case for a Deaf festival in Scotland’s festival city.

Semiotics of Edinburgh as the festival city: exploring management and community stakeholders’ visual representations of festival spaces (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Todd, L. (2020, September). Semiotics of Edinburgh as the festival city: exploring management and community stakeholders’ visual representations of festival spaces. Paper presented at Festivals and the City: The Festivalisation of Public Space, RGS-IBG Symposium, London

I will explore how two distinct strategic management and local community stakeholder groups engage with a festival city through their visual portrayals of festival spaces. Informed by festival city discourses and a hallmark event tourism stakeholder... Read More about Semiotics of Edinburgh as the festival city: exploring management and community stakeholders’ visual representations of festival spaces.