Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Neill Martin

Senior Lecturer

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Ritual and language; traditional cultural forms and cosmology; non-naraative oral poetry; carnival and festive culture, invented traditions and identity politics in post-Soviet Europe

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Ritual Dialogue in Celtic Language Cultures
Master of Arts, McGill University, Dept English
Bachelor of Arts, Dalhousie Univ, Dalhousie University

Research Interests

  • non-narrative oral poetry
  • custom and belief, ritual
  • traditional drama
  • carnival and festive culture
  • invented traditions (especially in post-socialist Europe)
  • ritual language

Administrative Roles

  • Convenor, LLC UG Board of Studies
  • LLC Co-ordinator of Adjustments
  • LLC Representative, CHSS Recruitment and Admissions Strategy Group
  • LLC Represetative, CHSS Study Abroad Progression Committee 
  • Chair, LLC Archive Research Group
  • CSS TPR Liaison
  • CSS International Exchange Co-ordinator
  • Course Organiser, Scottish Studies 2b Visualising Scotland


Research outputs

  1. Die Wiederaufleben der Kosaken auf der Krim

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Custom, Belief and Folk Drama

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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