Dr Ian Lamond, Senior Lecturer

Dr Ian Lamond

Senior Lecturer

Ian is an events researcher examining the conceptual foundations of event studies. His research interests intersect cultural studies; sociology; political/social theory, and anthropology. His work encompasses events of dissent; creativity and protest; events marking the end of life, and events of the 'other'.

Ian's work is driven by his fascination with the history of ideas. He is particularly inspired by the works of Plato and the pre-Socratic philosophers; Spinoza and Leibniz; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Paul Ricoeur; Michel Foucault; Giles Deleuze, Alain Badiou; Bruno Latour and Pierre Rosanvallon.

Through his work and activism, Ian seeks to be politically and culturally engaged in debates that critically confront frames of reference associated with dominant models and theorisations of events and events studies. In doing so he seeks to ground the field of events research in a way that challenges a purely economic appropriation of events.

Current Teaching

  • Professional practice (Undergraduate and Masters)
  • Undergraduate research project (Dissertation)
  • Research methods
  • Creativity and innovation in events
  • Contemporary issues in events (Masters)

Research Interests

Ian's interests are very cross-disciplinary, drawing on areas as diverse as anthropology, cultural sociology and urban studies. Much of his work adopts a post-disciplinary approach that focuses on the complexity of event/event context relationships. 

Ian has been instrumental in the development of an approach to event studies that has become known as Critical Event Studies. His theoretical work, as well as in-the-field studies, has been used by numerous universities to establish core modules in critical perspectives on events. He is also an active collaborator international, with active research relationships established with colleagues in universities across Europe and in the Global South - primarily Brazil. 

Dr Ian Lamond, Senior Lecturer

Ask Me About

  1. Communications
  2. Culture
  3. Events
  4. Gender
  5. Leisure
  6. Media
  7. Politics
  8. Sociology
  9. Tourism

Selected Outputs

  • Lamond I (2018) Conceptualising events of dissent: Understanding the Lava Jato rally in Sao Paulo - 5th December 2016. In: Finkel R; Sharp B; Sweeny M ed. Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies. Routledge, pp. 150-164.

  • Lamond I (2017) John Locke: Recreation, Morality and Paternalism in Leisure Policy. In: spracklen K; Lashua B; Sharpe E; Swain S ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 249-270.

  • Spracklen K; Lamond I (2016) Critical Event Studies. Abingdon: Routledge.

  • Lamond I (2015) Conceptualising 'Event'. In: PORESO 2015: Redefining the Boundaries of the ‘Event’, 9 June 2015, Leeds.

  • Lamond I (2013) Sabatier’s advocacy coalition framework: Confronting the perceived paradox of the academic activist. In: 5th International Critical Tourism Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina.

  • Lamond I; Spracklen K (2013) The construction of contested public spheres: discourses of protest and identity in a British campaigning organisation. In: Protests as Events/ Events as Protests Symposium, Leeds, UK.

  • Lamond I (2013) The emergence of the arts as an object for governance: A case of the Labour Party manifesto of 1966. In: Culture, Social Capital and Politics Conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

  • Lamond I (2012) The construction of culture as an object of governance in the manifestos of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal/Liberal Democrat Manifestos of 1966 and 2010. In: International Political Studies Conference: Political Communication, Brno, Czech Republic.

  • Lamond I (2012) What is Cultural Policy? This time it's personal. In: 7th International Conference of Cultural Policy Studies Research, Barcelona, Spain.