Posts by Ian Baxter

Director of Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication, Heriot-Watt University & Professor of Historic Environment Management, UCS Ian Baxter originally trained as an archaeologist at Edinburgh University, and completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge investigating strategic management within heritage organisations. He has worked for a number of Universities, including the University of Cambridge (as Director of Public and Professional Programmes), and Glasgow Caledonian University (as Head of Department of Management and Director of Business School Postgraduate Programmes). Ian has spent over 20 years working and researching with a variety of heritage and tourism organisations throughout the UK. He was closely involved in the development of the national Heritage Counts programme by the Government’s conservation agency, English Heritage, which established the value and impact of the historic environment and heritage organisations to England (in terms of employment, visitors, quality of life, etc.). More recently he continued his involvement in heritage auditing through the development of the Scottish Government’s Historic Environment Audit programme with Historic Scotland, where he completed a mapping exercise of conservation and heritage-related organisations in Scotland. He has also managed a variety of tourism development consultancy projects, including the national visitor attractions survey with VisitScotland, and an assessment of organisational support needs for non-governmental and voluntary/charitable organisations in the Scottish historic environment sector. His research interests are policy development, methodologies for establishing historic environment and heritage ‘values’, heritage foresight / scenario planning and tourism/visitor attraction management. He is a member of a number of professional committees, including the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee (a UNESCO advisory committee) and has previously served on the National Trust for Scotland’s Archaeology and Economic & Community Development Advisory Panels and English Heritage’s Research Advisory Panel. He’s has edited the ‘Cultural Trends’ journal Policy Research Notes section (Routledge); the policy research information bulletin on behalf of the UK Heritage Research Group (UKHRG); and the new resources section for the US-based ‘Heritage & Society’ journal (Left Coast Press). He is a director of The Heritage Alliance, and the Built Environment Forum Scotland. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a Practitioner of the Institute for Archaeologists, an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and tweets about heritage and tourism.

Academic journals: Hospitality & Society

Journal summary: Hospitality & Society is published in partnership with the Council for Hospitality Management Education. Hospitality & Society is an international multidisciplinary social sciences journal focusing upon hospitality and exploring its connections with wider social and cultural processes and structures. The journal welcomes submissions from various disciplines and aims to be an interactive forum expanding frontiers of knowledge and contributing to the literature on hospitality social science. Articles that stimulate debate, discussion and exchange across disciplines are welcomed, as well as review essays or short topical pieces that are provocative and problematic in nature.

Publisher: Intellect

Website: https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=194

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles / editions

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Heritage & Society

Journal summary: Heritage & Society provides a forum for scholarly, professional, and community reflection on the cultural, political, and economic impacts of heritage on contemporary society. It seeks to examine the current social roles of collective memory, historic preservation, cultural resource management, public interpretation, cultural preservation and revitalization, sites of conscience, diasporic heritage, education, legal/legislative developments, cultural heritage ethics, and central heritage concepts such as authenticity, significance, and value. The journal provides an engaging forum about tangible and intangible heritage for those who work with international and governmental organizations, academic institutions, private heritage consulting and CRM firms, and local, associated, and indigenous communities. With a special emphasis on social science approaches and an international perspective, the journal facilitates lively, critical discussion and dissemination of practical data among heritage professionals, planners, policymakers, and community leaders.

Publisher: Routledge

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/yhso20

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Future Anterior

Journal summary: An international point of reference for the critical examination of historic preservation. Future Anterior approaches historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and theoretical analysis. The journal is an international forum for the critical examination of historic preservation, spurring challenges of its assumptions, goals, methods, and results. As the first journal in American academia devoted to the study and advancement of historic preservation, it provides a much-needed bridge between architecture and history. The journal also features provocative theoretical reflections on historic preservation from the point of view of art, philosophy, law, geography, archaeology, planning materials science, cultural anthropology, and conservation.

Publisher: Minnesota University Press on behalf of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)

Website: https://www.upress.umn.edu/journal-division/journals/future-anterior

Access: Subscription

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: furnace journal

Journal summary: furnace aims to provide an open and multidisciplinary journal relating to all aspects of international cultural heritage. Each biannual edition has a theme, specified on the website and in the call for papers. It is published and managed by postgraduate and doctoral students at the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham.

Publisher: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH), University of Birmingham

Website: https://furnacejournal.wordpress.com/

Access: Open access

Journal type: Postgraduate and doctoral student academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Evidence & Policy

Journal summary: Evidence & Policy is the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to comprehensive and critical assessment of the relationship between research evidence and the concerns of policy makers and practitioners, as well as researchers. International in scope and interdisciplinary in focus, it addresses the needs of those who provide public services, and those who provide the research base for evaluation and development across a wide range of social and public policy issues – from social care to education, from public health to criminal justice. As well as more traditional research articles, the journal includes contemporary debate pieces, articles from practice and an invaluable sources and resources section.

Publisher: Policy Press (University of Bristol)

Website: https://www.policypress.org.uk/journals/evidence_policy/

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: European Journal of Marketing

Journal summary: Whilst the European Journal of Marketing retains a European brand identity it is a truly international journal, actively encouraging global contributions from scholars across the broad domain of marketing. It covers a wide range of research traditions within marketing, particularly encouraging innovative ideas in conceptual developments and research methodologies. The EJM is not preferentially disposed towards either empirical work or pure theory, nor towards one particular method or approach.

Publisher: Emerald

Website: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/ejm.htm

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Environment and Urbanization

Journal summary: This twice-yearly journal focuses on urban and environmental issues and their interconnections, with a particular emphasis on Africa, Asia and Latin America (where most of world’s urban population now lives). Founded in 1989 by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), from 2006, it has been published by Sage, in association with IIED. Each issue of the journal focuses on a particular theme and includes between 7 and 12 papers on that theme, papers responding to the themes of previous issues and, since 2007, papers on climate change and cities. Each issue also has an editorial and a Book Notes section with details of new publications. Examples of themes include: city governance and citizen action; ecological urbanization; resilient cities; community-driven mapping and enumerations; globalization and cities; chronic poverty; meeting the Millennium Development Goals in urban areas; participatory governance; violence and security; water and sanitation; sustainable cities; and rural-urban linkages. Some issues of the journal include profiles of innovative organizations and papers on participatory tools and methods.

Publisher: Sage

Website: http://eau.sagepub.com/

Access: Subscription

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed