Author: Anwen McConochie

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Global-Rural Fieldwork

This summer some of the Global-Rural team are out and about at festivals in rural Wales. Researchers are conducting ethnographic observations and interviews with festival organisers to investigate processes of globalisation at work in and through some case-study events. They are exploring the extent to which festivals act as a […]

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Grant Awarded

Dr Catrin Wyn Edwards, a lecturer in the Department of International Politics, was awarded a grant from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to undertake research on immigration and models of integration in Quebec and Catalonia, focussing specifically on language education policies. Catrin spent three months (February – May) as a visiting […]

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Writing Prize Finalist

PhD student Siobhan Maderson was one of twelve finalists in this year’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) writing competition, ‘Making Sense of Society’. Siobhan’s thesis, which is funded by the ESRC and Aberystwyth University as part of the WISERD/Civil Society programme, examines the traditional environmental knowledge of beekeepers, and […]

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Co-Director Honoured

Professor Michael Woods, Co-Director of the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberyswtyth, has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in recognition of his contribution to the social sciences in Wales. Michael was introduced as a Fellow at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in […]

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Researchers call for a language strategy that responds to the circumstances of the twenty-first century

An innovative research project led by Aberystwyth University is asking whether there is a need to reconsider traditional assumptions regarding how to promote the revitalisation of minority languages. Language Revitalisation and Social Transformation (Revitalise), a two year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will meet for the […]

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Transatlantic rural meeting hosted

The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth hosted the annual meeting of the TransAtlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN) at the end of May, bringing together leading rural social scientists from the UK and United States. Over 40 participants joined the meeting in Aberystwyth, representing TARRN’s core members of […]