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The Global Events Congress IV: Festivals and Events Research, Leeds, UK, 14.-16.07.2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Global Events Congress IV: Festivals and Events Research: State of the Art

The Global Events Congress IV: Festivals and Events Research: State of the Art will take place from 14-16 July 2010 at The Rose Bowl in Leeds.

There has been a massive growth of research relating to festivals and events over recent years. Much of this has been precipitated by, or has at least resonated with, a policy discourse that presents festivals and events as ‘good’ socio-culturally and economically.  There has also been an explosion of university courses. Events management programmes (including specialist provision concerned with the arts, culture or sport, for example) now proliferate internationally. Moreover, modules on festivals and events have become a common feature of tourism and related courses.

The assortment of recent research has drawn on a variety of disciplines and fields of study, such as sociology, economics, management, education, public policy, tourism, sport and leisure studies, planning, and environmental studies.

This conference will take stock and to add insight by enabling connections to be made between different aspects of the currently rather fragmented festivals and events research landscape. By bringing together the researchers from across the world, the event will encourage the creation of new research partnerships.

The following journals are all pleased to be associated with the Global Events Congress IV: Festivals and Events Research: State of the Art

·        Event Management

·        International Journal of Event & Festival Management

·        International Journal of Event Management Research

·        Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events

Each journal will be represented by an editor (or guest editor of a special issue) and all will be keen to consider suitable papers from those presented at the Congress. There will be a special issue of Event Management (co-guest edited by Rhodri Thomas and Glenn Bowdin)

Key Dates:

Closing date for abstracts is 8th January 2010

Global Events Congress IV and is 14-16th July 2010

Please click here for further details of the Global Events Congress IV, including call for papers:

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