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Telling the story, of telling the story ... of telling the story. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
REID, P., PIRIE, E. and IRONSIDE, R. 2024. Telling the story, of telling the story ... of telling the story. Presented at the "Telling the story, of telling the story ... of telling the story" workshop, 29 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

This is a workshop held within RGU by Peter Reid, Elliot Pirie and Rachael Ironside. The presenters discuss their recent publication, "Telling the story of telling the story: capturing intangible heritage storytelling on the origins of malt whisky in... Read More about Telling the story, of telling the story ... of telling the story..

Reimagining the rural hinterland: an investigation of participatory digital placemaking in rural communities. (2024)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. and REID, P. 2024. Reimagining the rural hinterland: an investigation of participatory digital placemaking in rural communities. Culture unbound [online], 16(1): place making beyond cities, pages 60-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3384/cu.4287

Rural locations often form a hinterland – geographically and culturally - for large conurbations that dominate a particular region. They are interconnected, sometimes interdependent, but also separated by the social and spatial perceptions of a place... Read More about Reimagining the rural hinterland: an investigation of participatory digital placemaking in rural communities..

Death, ghosts, and spiritual tourism: conceptualizing a dark spiritual experience spectrum for the paranormal market. (2023)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2023. Death, ghosts, and spiritual tourism: conceptualizing a dark spiritual experience spectrum for the paranormal market. Journal of scientific exploration [online], 37(4), pages 586-601. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31275/20233227

Paranormal tourism is a lucrative market offering visitors the opportunity to engage with enchanting experiences and stories in destinations around the world. Specifically, ghost tourism connects people to the dead (and death) through dark narratives... Read More about Death, ghosts, and spiritual tourism: conceptualizing a dark spiritual experience spectrum for the paranormal market..

Telling the story of telling the story: capturing intangible heritage storytelling on the origins of malt whisky in the Cabrach. (2023)
Journal Article
REID, P.H., PIRIE, E. and IRONSIDE, R. 2023. Telling the story of telling the story: capturing intangible heritage storytelling on the origins of malt whisky in the Cabrach. Journal of documentation [online], Early Cite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-06-2023-0106

This research explored the storytelling (collection, curation, and use) in the Cabrach, a remote Scottish glen. The aim of the research was to capture the methodological process of storytelling and curation of heritage knowledge through the lens of t... Read More about Telling the story of telling the story: capturing intangible heritage storytelling on the origins of malt whisky in the Cabrach..

Leisure myths and mythmaking. (2023)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2023. Leisure myths and mythmaking. World leisure journal [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/16078055.2023.2261407

This is a book review of 'Leisure myths and mythmaking', which is an insightful collection of essays which address the "absence presence" of myth and mythmaking in leisure studies.

Immersive study of Gestalt variables in uncanny geographies. (2023)
Journal Article
HOURAN, J., LAYTHE, B., LANGE, R., HANKS, M. and IRONSIDE, R. 2023. Immersive study of Gestalt variables in uncanny geographies. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research [online], 87(2), pages 65-100. Available from: https://www.spr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2023-87-2%20JSPR%20COVER.pdf

We conducted two preliminary studies to test the hypothesis that 'haunted, sacred, or enchanted' spaces are characterized by certain environmental Gestalt variables that define their space syntax or architectural phenomenology and thus help to consci... Read More about Immersive study of Gestalt variables in uncanny geographies..

It feels real: events management and online experiential-learning in COVID-19. (2023)
Journal Article
GOLDIE, K., IRONSIDE, R. and PIRIE, E. 2023. It feels real: events management and online experiential-learning in COVID-19. Distance education [online], 44(2), pages 230-245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2023.2198490

This paper examines the experience of students transitioning between online and in-person live event projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing upon longitudinal qualitative data collected over a 3-year period, we explored how students perceived... Read More about It feels real: events management and online experiential-learning in COVID-19..

Introduction: mapping the territory. (2023)
Book Chapter
IRONSIDE, R. and HUNTER, J. 2023. Introduction: mapping the territory. In Hunter, J. and Ironside, R. (eds.) Folklore, people and places: international perspectives on tourism and tradition in storied places. Abingdon: Routledge [online], pages 1-24. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003374138-1

This book is a contribution towards better understanding the complex interconnectivity of folklore, people and place, across a range of different cultural and geographical contexts, and in particular with how they intersect with a constantly developi... Read More about Introduction: mapping the territory..

Folklore, people, and places: international perspectives on tourism and tradition in storied places. (2023)
Book
HUNTER, J. and IRONSIDE, R. (eds.) 2023. Folklore, people and places: international perspectives on tourism and tradition in storied places. Abingdon: Routledge [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003374138

Folklore, People and Place is a contribution towards better understanding the complex interconnectivity of folklore, people and place, across a range of different cultural and geographical contexts. The book showcases a range of international case st... Read More about Folklore, people, and places: international perspectives on tourism and tradition in storied places..

Building community and emphasising learning beyond the classroom. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
LEITH, C. and IRONSIDE, R. 2022. Building community and emphasising learning beyond the classroom. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Due to the lengthy (and ongoing) disruption caused by COVID-19, the Tourism, Hospitality and Events teaching team recognised the need to rebuild and foster a greater sense of community within the subject area. Furthermore, the blog was seen as a way... Read More about Building community and emphasising learning beyond the classroom..

The uncanny place: a critical appraisal of popular paranormal TV shows. (2022)
Journal Article
SMITH, F. and IRONSIDE, R. 2022. The uncanny place: a critical appraisal of popular paranormal TV shows. Journal of popular television [online], 10(1), pages 95-198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/jptv_00072_1

This article examines the construction of the uncanny place in reality paranormal television. Two introductory sequences from the British programme Most Haunted (2002-present) are analysed that investigate 'ordinary homes' to consider the way that pl... Read More about The uncanny place: a critical appraisal of popular paranormal TV shows..

Making sense of the paranormal: the interactional construction of unexplained experiences. (2021)
Book
IRONSIDE, R. and WOOFFITT, R. 2021. Making sense of the paranormal: the interactional construction of unexplained experiences. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88407-9

This book is a study of how people collaboratively interpret events or experiences as having paranormal features, or as evidence of spiritual agency. The authors study recordings of paranormal research groups as they conduct real life investigations... Read More about Making sense of the paranormal: the interactional construction of unexplained experiences..

Dreaming of digital cakes: reflections on transitioning event-based assessment online. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
JONES, K. and IRONSIDE, R. 2021. Dreaming of digital cakes: reflections on transitioning event-based assessment online. Presented at the 2021 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2021): creativity from crisis: emerging stronger, 8 June 2021, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper examines the impact of a change in delivery - from an assessed live events project to a digital events project - in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of this paper is on two modules delivered to Stage 3 and Stage 4 students on t... Read More about Dreaming of digital cakes: reflections on transitioning event-based assessment online..

The self and the supernatural. (2021)
Book Chapter
IRONSIDE, R. 2021. The self and the supernatural. In vom Lehn, D., Ruiz-Junco, N. and Gibson, W. (eds.). The Routledge international handbook of interactionism. Abindon: Routledge [online], chapter 10. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429276767-13

Supernatural experiences continue to be a feature in our everyday lives. Indeed, research suggests that over two fifths of the population in Britain have reported a supernatural experience and one-quarter of Americans claim to have felt or sensed a p... Read More about The self and the supernatural..

Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide? (2021)
Report
IRONSIDE, R., HEDDLE, D. and MASSIE, S. 2021. Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide? Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh. Hosted on Orkney Digital Storytelling [online]. Available from: https://www.orkneydigitalstorytelling.com/project-report.html

In this report, a collaboration between Robert Gordon University and the University of the Highlands and Islands Institute for Northern Studies, the authors bring together findings from four workshops hosted as part of the My Orkney Story project.... Read More about Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide?.

The folklore-centric gaze: a relational approach to landscape, folklore and tourism. (2020)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. and MASSIE, S. 2020. The folklore-centric gaze: a relational approach to landscape, folklore and tourism. Time and mind [online], 13(3), pages 227-244. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1751696X.2020.1809862

Supernatural folktales have a long oral tradition in Scotland, embedded in local communities and the landscapes of the region. Recently, these folktales have been utilised by destinations as a form of place-making, and a driver for increasing tourist... Read More about The folklore-centric gaze: a relational approach to landscape, folklore and tourism..

Meet the next generation: Rachael Ironside. (2019)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2019. Meet the next generation: Rachael Ironside. Mindfield: the bulletin of the Parapsychological Association [online] 11(3), pages 120-121. Available from: https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1711504

This feature focuses on the next generation of scientists and scholars researching parapsychological topics. The author talks of her journey inside parapsychology, what is her biggest accomplishment and future research plans.

'Seeing' ghosts: referential practice and experiencing uncanny events together. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
IRONSIDE, R. 2019. 'Seeing' ghosts: referential practice and experiencing uncanny events together. Presented at the 2019 International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis conference (IIEMCA 19): practices, 2-5 July 2019, Mannheim, Germany.

This paper will explore the role of referential practice in making visible an essentially ‘invisible’ object, a ghost. Drawing upon video data from groups experiencing an ostensibly paranormal event, this paper will examine how interaction between... Read More about 'Seeing' ghosts: referential practice and experiencing uncanny events together..

Streetsport: Supporting and facilitating the development of enhanced graduate attributes. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
CRADDOCK, C., ANTONIAZZI, F., MORRISON, S. et al. 2019. Streetsport: Supporting and facilitating the development of enhanced graduate attributes. Poster presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 02 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

Streetsport is a programme that aims to exercise social innovation by reducing instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour; whilst promoting health and wellbeing through sport, physical activity and creative endeavour. As a vehicle for deliver... Read More about Streetsport: Supporting and facilitating the development of enhanced graduate attributes..

Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of dark tourism. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of ghost tourism. Presented at 2018 Spiritualism and the supernatural symposium, 31 October 2018, Manchester, UK.

A talk given at the Spritualism and the Supernatural Event hosted by the Research in Arts and Humanities Department at Manchester Metropolitan University. This presentation explores the rise of ghost tourism, and the continued allure of the supernatu... Read More about Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of dark tourism..