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: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space

Journal summary: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space was launched in 2018. It is an interdisciplinary journal of nature-society scholarship. International in scope, the journal considers theoretically robust, empirically rich research from an array of fields including political ecology, environmental justice, science and technology studies, conservation and the environmental humanities. The journal aims to push the ways we understand the uneven, dynamic, and often unjust intersections of nature and space with particular interest in their societal, political, and economic dimensions.

Publisher: Sage

Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ene#

Access: Subscription; will publish some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Cultural Trends

Journal summary: Cultural Trends has been providing in-depth analysis of the cultural sector since 1989. It focuses on key trends within the arts, culture, heritage and media and it offers overviews of the sector as a whole. The journal is committed to the principle that cultural policy should be rooted in empirical evidence. To this end, it champions better information on the cultural and creative sectors and its widespread dissemination. It aims to:
• stimulate analysis and understanding of culture and the creative sectors based on relevant and reliable data;
• provide a critique of the empirical evidence upon which policy on culture and the creative industries may be based, implemented, evaluated and developed;
• examine the soundness of measures of the performance of government and public sector bodies pertaining to the cultural and creative sectors; and
• encourage improvements in the coverage, timeliness and accessibility of data on culture and the creative industries.

Publisher: Routledge

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccut20/current

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: cultural geographies

Journal summary: cultural geographies is an international journal of peer-reviewed scholarly research on and theoretical interventions into the cultural dimensions of environment, landscape, space, and place. It encourages papers that engage the cultural politics of geographical issues. cultural geographies is particularly committed to the development of methodologically rigorous interpretive approaches that explore how meaning, materiality and/or practice are implicated in the (re)production, maintenance and transformation of cultural worlds as they are materially constituted, represented, imagined, and lived.
The journal’s Cultural Geographies in Practice section offers an editor-reviewed space for critical reflection on creative expression in the discipline of geography, on artistic, civic, and policy practices that inform and/or relate to geographic concerns, and for reflections on and with practitioners in or outside cultural geography. It acknowledges, presents, and discusses the intellectual and practical engagements with the journal’s interests beyond a narrowly conceived academy.

Publisher: Sage

Website: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/cultural-geographies#description

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

 

Academic journals: Anthropological Journal of European Cultures (AJEC)

Journal summary: Published since 1990, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures (AJEC) engages with current debates and innovative research agendas addressing the social and cultural transformations of contemporary European societies. The journal serves as an important forum for ethnographic research in and on Europe, which in this context is not defined narrowly as a geopolitical entity but rather as a meaningful cultural construction in people’s lives, which both legitimates political power and calls forth practices of resistance and subversion. By presenting both new field studies and theoretical reflections on the history and politics of studying culture in Europe anthropologically, AJEC encompasses different academic traditions of engaging with its subject, from social and cultural anthropology to European ethnology and empirische Kulturwissenschaften.
In addition to the thematic focus of each issue, which has characterised the journal from its inception, AJEC now also carries individual articles on other topics addressing aspects of social and cultural transformations in contemporary Europe from an ethnographically grounded anthropological perspective. All such contributions are peer reviewed. Each issue also includes book reviews and reports on major current research programmes.

Publisher: Berghahn

Website: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/ajec/ajec-overview.xml

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Research seminar – Tradition and transformation: explaining cultural change through the case study of the Anglo Saxon landscape.

The next seminar in the UCSheritage series will be held on Wednesday 23Coveney poundrd October at 4.30pm, in the Waterfront Building Boardroom.

If you’d like to attend, please register by emailing  Julie Barber julie.barber@ucs.ac.uk

Dr Susan Oosthuizen, Senior Lecturer in Historic Environment at the University of Cambridge will be talking about: 

Tradition and transformation: explaining cultural change through the case study of the Anglo Saxon landscape.

Contrary to long-held belief, recent research indicates that many elements in the medieval landscape of open fields and common pastures originated centuries, perhaps millennia, before ‘the Anglo-Saxons’ arrived in Britain. This paper explores the interplay between such long-held tradition and early medieval innovations in the landscape to suggest a wider model for cultural change.

Culture Matters to the UK PLC

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Cultures Matters Conference 2012 © David Gill

The Culture Matters conference in Norwich has made a vital statement. It was reported today, “… the UK’s rich heritage helped bring in £114 billion of visitor economy and supported more jobs than the car, film or advertising industries” (Kate Scotter, “Norwich’s unique character is worth millions of pounds to local economy“, Eastern Daily Press 15 November 2012). The Westminster Government, as well as devolved governments across the UK, need to acknowledge the unique and significant contribution that is made by the heritage sector to the UK economy. This was the clear message emerging from the International Cultural Heritage Conference meeting in Norwich.

Norfolk as a county recognises the benefits: “heritage tourism is worth £2.4b to the local economy and supports 35,000 jobs”.