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September 2017
Date September 4 - September 15

Exhibition to highlight Newtown’s connections to the World

An exhibition in September will cast light on the connections that link the Mid Wales town of Newtown to the rest of the world, reporting on research conducted by members of the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth over the last three years. The study, as part of the GLOBAL-RURAL project, has been examining ‘everyday globalization’ in Newtown, looking at aspects including migration to and from the town, the trading relationships of the town’s businesses, social media use,…

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Date September 4

Revitalise: Language Revitalisation & Social Transformation

Revitalise is an AHRC funded network, coordinated by scholars at Aberystwyth University and the University of Edinburgh, that aims to examine the implications of current patterns of social change for our understanding of how efforts to promote the prospects of regional and minority languages should be designed and implemented. The network brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of academic researchers, spanning the arts, humanities and social sciences, along with a number of prominent language policy practitioners. For the latest…

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Date September 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

UK Language Policy after Brexit 2017: The influence of devolution

UK Language Policy after Brexit 2017: The influence of devolution 21 September 2017, Aberystwyth University  09:30 – 15:15 Plenary speaker: Prof. Sue Wright, University of Portsmouth Programme Registration (Tea and coffee) Welcome, Prof. Rhys Jones, Aberystwyth University Morning session: Brexit and modern languages Prof. Sue Wright, Portsmouth University: ‘What makes language policy work?’ Joanna McPake, Strathclyde University & Fiona Copland, University of Stirling: ‘The future of languages education in the ‘other’ UK nations’ Charlotte Selleck, University of the West of…

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