JOB opportunity: Teaching Fellow in Scottish Ethnology The Celtic and Scottish Studies Department, part of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate with clear evidence in teaching in Scottish Ethnology.The appointee should be able to teach students at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and the MSc programme. In … Continue reading JOB: Edinburgh University
The Ewan MacColl Memorial AwardNewcastle UniversityLocation:Newcastle Upon TyneSalary:Not specifiedHours:Full TimeContract Type:Fixed-Term/ContractPlaced on:9th May 2017Closes:23rd June 2017Value of award£1000 to help with the costs of carrying out research or practical activities relating to your Masters research project. For example, it could help cover travel for a student concentrating on collecting, recording or research (excludes general living … Continue reading Ewan MacColl Memorial Scholarship Newcastle University
My post, reposted here from the Newcastle University Institute for Social RenewalMight Canada be a good model for Scottish cultural policy post-Brexit?Dr Simon McKerrell, Newcastle University, January 2017An effective cultural policy should do many things, but one thing that we could do better is policy for the arts. Good arts policy depends upon a range … Continue reading Might Canada be a good model for Scottish cultural policy post-Brexit?
http://www.europanostra.org/news/882/News printCIVIL SOCIETY CALLS ON EU LEADERS TO RECOGNISE FUNDAMENTAL ROLE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR THE FUTURE OF EUROPEFEB 02PRESS RELEASEThe Hague, 2 February 2017 – Ahead of the informal summit of European leaders on the future of the EU in Valletta on 3 February 2017, 40 European heritage networks that form the European Heritage … Continue reading European Cultural Heritage
My friend Lyndon Way and I have just published a new edited collection with Bloomsbury--you can read our first chapter for free here.The book is an edited collection that sets out what we feel is a relatively new approach that takes music as just one mode of communication amongst others such as image and text, … Continue reading New Book Out: Music as Multimodal Discourse!
A new tune for my son Kinnon McKerrell. A lot more of my own compositions listed at my website: https://sites.google.com/site/simonmckerrell/home/my-tunes-1
I went yesterday (Tuesday 23/08/2016) to a brilliant conference at QMU in Edinburgh run by Dr David Stevenson entitled Cultural production: Diversity, equality and exclusion.There were some excellent papers across the whole day. You can view the key twitter interactions and comments from the day on twitter with the hashtag #cpdiversity but in addition to … Continue reading Brilliant conference twitter archive: Cultural Production and Diversity
A new PhD scholarship as part of a major EU research funding project I am Co-Investigator on--please spread the wordOverviewInterested in connections between memory, heritage and identity in Europe? This project examines how and why particular historical moments are mythologised for symbolic effect in official and non-official heritage practice and in political discourse.You will explore … Continue reading PhD Scholarship in the Constructions and uses of the European past in heritage and political discourse
Today sees the launch online of our new journal The International Journal of Traditional Arts.Over a year in design, it is the result of many discussions about academic publishing, open access and interdisciplinarity.For a long time I've felt that I would like to have a journal that focuses upon contemporary practice and policy, with a … Continue reading NEW JOURNAL LAUNCHED!