events at ccse
Watch this space for announcements of forthcoming events organised and hosted by the Centre.
The CCSE Annual Conference for 2021 will take place on Wednesday 9th June.
Recovery, Repair & Renewal: The role of arts and culture in the future of urban places will explore the challenges encountered and opportunities presented for arts and culture practitioners, policy-makers and participants over the last 15 months. There is a significant opportunity to reflect upon and explore the role that arts and culture can play in post-COVID recovery and renewal in urban settings. Find out more and register to attend here.
CALL FOR PAPERS! Special Issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, guest edited by Dr Sam Elkington (Teesside University) and Dr Sandro Carnicelli (University of the West of Scotland): Leisure & The University. Find out more here.
#MyPaisleyMyStories forum events hosted by CCSE PhD student Conor Wilson
#MyPaisleyMyStories forum events hosted by CCSE PhD student Conor Wilson will take place online
Thursday 25th March 2021 (13:00 – 15:00)
Thursday 1st April 2021 (18:30 – 20:30)
Saturday 3rd April 2021 (11:00 – 13:00)
“My Paisley, My Stories’ is a new form for local people to share their views on how Paisley is represented in the media, the narratives and ideas used to promote the town and how they would like to see the town represented in the future. My Paisley, My Stories is a part of a doctoral research project currently being undertaken at the University of the West of Scotland. I am looking to hear the views and experiences of local people. How do you feel about how Paisley has been represented in the media? Has this change in recent years? How would you like to see Paisley represented and what vision do you have for Paisley’s future?”
Find out more and sign up to take part here.
XVIII TICCIH Congress Industrial heritage reloaded. New territories, changing culturescapes, 29 August – 4 September 2021
***Please note, this event has been postponed and will now take place in 2022***
Call for papers for:
Critical inquiry, arts-based methodologies and participatory approaches for sustainable heritage futures of industrial sites
Professor Katarzyna Kosmala (University of the West of Scotland, UK) and Dr Tomasz Jelenski (Cracow University of Technology, Krakow, Poland, and INTBAU College of Chapters)
This session addresses a perpetuating disjunction between conceptualisation of heritage and heritage making in heritage studies vis-a-vis heritage management and conservation of industrial heritage sites. There is an inevitable impact of this disjunction on advancing policy in people- and place-centred approaches to heritage futures. This session aims to explore ways in which tangible and intangible traces of the past can be utilised creatively in shaping desirable places to dwell and work. How can we address re-placing the natural and social legacy in neglected urban settings of industrial heritage sites through assembling informal archives and experimenting with art, while engaging local communities in building more equitable futures? […]
Festivals, events and COVID-19: Navigating a global pandemic
CCSE are delighted to present a Virtual Conference on May 27th 2020, with contributions from academics, policy makers and practitioners from the UK, Europe and North America to talk about how we navigate a future for the festivals and events sector.
We will post details about how to join in shortly, but in the meantime please save the date May 27th 2020, 13:15- 16:15.
The CCSE PhD research student team are delighted to announce the details of the first CCSE Seminar series! The CCSE will host three lunchtime seminars across January and February 2020. We have invited researchers and professionals to deliver presentations across on topics relevant to the work of the Centre. Each session will feature two 15 minute presentations, with 25 minutes for Q+A.
The line-up is as follows:
15th January– Arts, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy (Prof Gayle McPherson and Dr Allan Moore, Oluwaseyi Aina)
29th January– Sport, Cultural Events and Festivals (Dr Carlton Brick, Solomon IIevbare)
26th February– Place-Focused Cultural Regeneration (Dr Clare Edwards, Conor Wilson)
All sessions will take place at UWS Paisley Campus in room J211 unless stated otherwise. Everyone is welcome, so bring your lunch down and hear about some of the fascinating research taking place within the CCSE, across the university and beyond! If you have any requirements or questions please contact Conor.Wilson@uws.ac.uk
All seminars will take place from 1-2pm
FESTSPACE event- 14 June 2019
FESTSPACE is a HERA-funded project which focuses on how festivals and events enable or restrict access to, and use of, public spaces, including the extent to which they might effectively host interactions and exchanges between people from different cultural, ethnic, socio-economic and socio-demographic backgrounds. It explores how festivals and events affect the inclusivity of Europe’s urban public spaces. With a focus on Western European cities (Glasgow, London, Dublin, Barcelona & Gothenburg) that are dealing with significant demographic changes arising from in-migration, the project seeks to contribute to closing research gaps, advancing theoretical and methodological approaches and, to create impact through close collaboration with influential academic and non-academic partners and stakeholders from across Europe. Over the next two years, the project will address three inter-related questions:
*What different types of festive public space exists across Europe and what lessons can we learn about inclusivity from these models?
*How do festivals and events affect who uses outdoor and indoor urban public spaces and how they interact within them?
*What are the enduring effects on inclusivity of festivals and events staged in public spaces?
To launch FESTSPACE, we are hosting a day-long symposium comprising talks and facilitated discussions aimed at exploring some of the contemporary issues outlined above. Stakeholders from across the events, planning and participation spectrum are invited to participate in what we hope will be a day of insightful dialogue and debate.Find out more and book here via EventBrite
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At the beginning of June, CCSE had the perhaps slightly unexpected pleasure of one again hosting our annual conference virtually. As CCSE Director – Prof Gayle McPherson – pointed out in her opening remarks; at the time of our first virtual outing in May last year,...