Please refer to my page at Edinburgh Napier University’s online repository for further details of publications and research, including open access to some publications.


Using data from social network analysis of the Edinburgh International Science Festival I contributed a chapter to Lamond & Platt’s Critical Event Studies book. The full reference is:

Jarman, D. 2016, The strength of festival ties: social network analysis and the 2014 Edinburgh International Science Festival, in I Lamond & L Platt (eds), Critical Event Studies: Approaches to Research, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 277-308

There’s a little more on the book in this blog post, though the post is mainly about the one day Making Events Critical symposium I helped to organise in Manchester in September 2016.


In late 2014 I was first author on the following paper:

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.

Further information is available from the corresponding blog post.


This following paper is my final project for the teaching qualification I completed with Edinburgh Napier. It looks at the development of event management as an academic subject, as well as reflecting on the links between undergraduate degree programmes and the events industry.

Pg Cert Professional Study: Event Management Curriculum by davidjarman


For my Masters dissertation I wrote about the formation of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, 1956-1963. This was part of an MSc by research in Economic and Social History, completed with University of Edinburgh between 2004 and 2005. I worked with Dr Trevor Griffiths, who was also my undergraduate dissertation supervisor. The university was very generous and awarded me a scholarship for this Masters, covering my fees and some living and research expenses.

Nascent Fringe by davidjarman


My undergraduate dissertation, submitted in 2001 at the end of my MA (Hons.) Politics and Economic and Social History, brought my first degree to a close at the University of Edinburgh. The focus was on Scottish national identity on the Edinburgh festivals, looking at the 1940s, 1970s and 1990s. The most prominent festivals covered at the International Festival and the Fringe, although the Film Festival and the Military Tattoo have important parts to play as well.

Mirror of the Nation by davidjarman