David Jarman

David Jarman

Mr David Jarman SFHEA, FRSA

Lecturer

Biography

My undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh brought me to the city. I combined this with summers spent working at the Edinburgh festivals. Through the early years of the century I built up my festival experience, completed my MSc, and traveled. This provided a great platform on which to develop my academic teaching and research career with Edinburgh Napier, from 2007 on.

My research interests have primarily focused on cultural festivals and the broader festival economy. In recent years this has involved the use of social network analysis, which is a methodology that has seen relatively little application in this field. I am currently working towards a PhD with Tilburg University, in The Netherlands.

I have been a Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University since September 2007, combining this with my role as Programme Leader for the university's BA (Hons) International Festival & Event Management suite of courses. In a teaching capacity I lead modules that are delivered in Edinburgh and overseas, spanning students from all four years of our undergraduate programmes. I also supervise Live Projects and Work Based Learning placement students in a range of industrial sectors, supporting and mentoring them through the process and helping our industry partners to benefit as much as possible. I co-teach an MSc module with Prof. Jane Ali-Knight.

My wider role as Programme Leader includes the monitoring, development and evaluation of the core curriculum presented to the students. I also lead on a number of our connections and project with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure the courses are among the best in the UK.

Research Groups

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • EventScotland Grant Awarding Panel: National Events Programme. Invited member of EventScotland, Grant Awarding Panel for its National Events Programme.

 

Conference Activity

  • ATLAS seminar: "Festival Cities and Cultural Tourism". Member of organising committee, panel chair and joint coordinator of online activities.
  • Universities of Scotland Events Conference: member of organising committee, for this annual conference to unite Events Management students from across Scotland's HE and FE sector.
  • Teaching Fellows Conference (2017): membership of organising committee with specific responsibility for online presence and engagement.
  • Teaching Fellows Annual Conference (2016): member of organising committee for Edinburgh Napier's internal conference for the Teaching Fellows community. Specific responsibility for online presence, including on the day social media coordination.
  • Teaching Fellows Conference (2015): member of organising committee and contributor to conference blog.
  • Member of LSA 2014 conference organising committee, hosted by UWS in Paisley.

 

Editorial Activity

  • Co-editor: special issue of Event Management, titled "Events as Platforms, Networks and Communities". Co-editorial role (with Prof. Greg Richards) of a special issue of Event Management journal. The special issue is a product of the 2018 ATLAS conference, held in Copenhagen.
  • Associate Editor of Event Management journal

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External examiner at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. This external examiner role involved working with final year students, to review their end-of-course presentations and interviews.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Received Student Event Award from EventIt e-awards as part of team that delivered 2017 USEC student conference.
  • Awarded "Best Use of Technology" for paper delivered to AEME Forum at Cardiff Metropolitan University, for a paper titled "Social network analysis and mixed methods research into a community led cultural festival in Scotland"
  • SFHEA Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, achieved via Edinburgh Napier's ENroute programme
  • Referee to colleagues applying for Fellowship of the HEA
  • FRSA Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

 

Invited Speaker

  • Guest lecture (online) to students at Texas A&M University, for a talk titled "Festivals and Events in Edinburgh"
  • Invited speaker to British Council / Edinburgh Napier University "Indian Festivals Academy" programme, for a paper titled "Place-making, social networks and festivals"
  • Festival to festival: relationships within the Nordic Fringe Network [Conference paper in Copenhagen, discussing use of "two mode" social network analysis to explore outcomes and advantages of a networked approach to Fringe festival management.]
  • Social network analysis and mixed methods research into a community led cultural festival in Scotland [Conference paper in Cardiff, demonstrating the potential uses of social network analysis as part of a combined methods approach to festival and events research.]
  • My network, without boundaries? Social networks and the individual: ego network research [Conference paper in Liverpool, demonstrating the application of "ego network" analysis in a cultural community setting.]
  • The Strength of Festival Ties [Conference paper in Paisley, outlining current proposals for using social network analysis in festival and events research projects.]
  • Festivals and Social Network Analysis [Conference paper in Bournemouth, outlining current proposals for using social network analysis in festival and events research projects.]
  • Festivals and Social Network Analysis [Conference paper in Belfast, outlining current proposals for using social network analysis in festival and events research projects.]
  • "Edinburgh: venues, festivals and creative industries" [Presentation to students at Breda University, The Netherlands, as part of an Erasmus funded teaching exchange trip.]
  • "Stakeholders, agencies and government" [Presentation to students at Breda University, The Netherlands, as part of an Erasmus funded teaching exchange trip.]
  • "Events, sponsors, stakeholders and government" [Presentation to students at Breda University, The Netherlands, as part of an Erasmus funded teaching exchange trip.]

 

Media Activity

  • Interviewed for podcast: "Let's Get Critical". In April 2020 I was interviewed by Kelly McManus of the University of Waterloo (Canada). The title of the podcast episode is "Analysis & Representation in Critical Event Studies: Social Network Analysis".
  • Interviewed for podcast: "Inside Events". In August 2020 I was interviewed by Dr Mike Duignan for his podcast series "Inside Events". The episode title is "David Jarman on Networked Relationships Between Fringe Festivals". The conversation is based on my research paper for Event Management, titled "Festival to Festival".

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Teaching Fellows Community: Mentoring Circles coordination and delivery
  • SNA Scotland (SNAS): organising committee membership. SNAS is an academic community, in place to support researchers who use social network analysis methodologies. Our activities include presentations, workshops, informal mentoring, and community building among PhD students, ECR, and established researchers.
  • Member of RSA Scotland organising team, helping to develop and deliver events and programmes of activity
  • Edinburgh based coordination in support of research and study trips by students of Breda University (The Netherlands).

 

Reviewing

  • Journal: Event Management
  • Book review: 'The Edinburgh Festivals' by Angela Bartie, published in The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club
  • Conference: LSA 2014 (hosted by University of West of Scotland)

 

Date


10 results

Events As Platforms, Networks, and Communities

Journal Article
Richards, G., & Jarman, D. (2021)
Events As Platforms, Networks, and Communities. Event Management, 25(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599520x15894679115420
This introduction to the special issue on events as platforms, networks, and communities reviews recent research on these subjects. It outlines the previous work of the ATLAS ...

Festival to festival: networked relationships between Fringe festivals

Journal Article
Jarman, D. (2021)
Festival to festival: networked relationships between Fringe festivals. Event Management, 25(1), 99-113. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599520X15894679115510
This article aims to demonstrate the importance and value of collaboration between members of a formalised network of Fringe festivals. The research was informed by Castells (...

Festival to festival: relationships within the Nordic Fringe Network

Presentation / Conference
Jarman, D. (2018, September)
Festival to festival: relationships within the Nordic Fringe Network. Paper presented at ATLAS Annual Conference 2018, Copenhagen

Festival community networks and transformative place-making

Journal Article
Jarman, D. (2018)
Festival community networks and transformative place-making. Journal of Place Management and Development, https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMD-06-2017-0062
Purpose Festivals are often explicitly connected to the destinations in which they take place, explored here as contributing to broader processes of place-making and engagemen...

Personal networks in festival, event and creative communities: perceptions, connections and collaborations

Book
Jarman, D. (2018)
Personal networks in festival, event and creative communities: perceptions, connections and collaborations. In A. Jepson, & ‎. Clarke (Eds.), Advances in Events: Power, construction and meaning in communities, festivals and events, 65-89. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge
No abstract available.

Social network analysis and the hunt for homophily: diversity and equality within festival communities

Journal Article
Jarman, D. (2017)
Social network analysis and the hunt for homophily: diversity and equality within festival communities. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2018.1414987
Diversity and equality at a Scottish volunteer run arts festival are explored in this paper, through survey based social network analysis and follow-up interviews. Together th...

The Strength of Festival Ties: Social Network Analysis and the 2014 Edinburgh International Science Festival

Book Chapter
Jarman, D. (2016)
The Strength of Festival Ties: Social Network Analysis and the 2014 Edinburgh International Science Festival. In L. PLatt, & I. R. Lamond (Eds.), Critical Event Studies, 277-308. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52386-0_14
The development of event studies as a field of research and education has misunderstood and misrepresented the social networks that underpin the industry. Such relationships a...

A Tale of Two Cities: Building Collaboration with an International Partner

Presentation / Conference
Jarman, D. (2016, January)
A Tale of Two Cities: Building Collaboration with an International Partner. Paper presented at Teaching Fellows Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
This talk allowed the opportunity to examine and share the relationship I had built up with Breda University in The Netherlands. Over several years it has resulted in scores o...

Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods

Journal Article
Jarman, D., Theodoraki, E., Hall, H., & Ali-Knight, J. (2014)
Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 5(3), 311-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijefm-11-2013-0034
Social network analysis (SNA) is an under-utilised framework for research into festivals and events. This paper reflects upon the history of SNA, and explores its key concepts...

Strategic analysis of the Edinburgh FCTT: a framework for research

Journal Article
Jarman, D., & Theodoraki, E. (2011)
Strategic analysis of the Edinburgh FCTT: a framework for research. Economia della cultura, XXI, 441-454. https://doi.org/10.1446/36617