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December 2018

Sandpit discussion ‘Placing Wales’

December 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
B.03 Visualisation Centre, Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2NN United Kingdom
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  This event brings together academic staff to discuss the creation of a new research theme for the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (to replace ‘Global Connections’). Preparation All participants will have already provided a three sentence description of their research, plus five key words. These will be distributed before the event. Aims of the Event Learn about one another’s research Share ideas and experiences Explore possible collaborations Develop plans for future activities  Overall rationale This research theme explores…

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January 2019

SYMPOSIUM: MUSEUMS & CIVIL SOCIETY AFTER BREXIT

January 9 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Ceredigion Museum, Bath Street
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2AQ United Kingdom
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SYMPOSIUM: MUSEUMS & CIVIL SOCIETY AFTER BREXIT Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 9.30 am Hosted by Ceredigion Museum Venue: Museum Gallery Museums are a key platform for a civil society in transformation. This interdisciplinary forum brings together different voices to reflect on the financial and cultural impact of Brexit for representing and performing identity within the public sphere. The event links theory with practice by bringing academics together with curators, administrators, and visitor groups to work through dilemmas that arise when…

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Encountering the Global Countryside

January 24
The Drwm, National Library of Wales
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BU United Kingdom
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We invite you to join us next week for a day of presentations and discussion from the ERC GLOBAL-RURAL project, which we have been conducting in DGES over the last five years. The presentations will explore different aspects of the impacts of globalization on rural areas, and rural community responses, including food and agriculture, land-grabbing, migration and cultural globalization - with case studies from Wales, Brazil, China, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. The programme finishes with a special screening…

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Lleoli Cymru/Placing Wales Half-day workshop

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Seddon Room, Old College, Old College
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2BH United Kingdom
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  Friday 25 January, 9.30-12.30 Seddon Room, Old College Refreshments provided Following our recent sandpit event, this new research strand within CWPS (Centre for Welsh Politics and Society) is holding a half-day workshop to discuss research themes which emerged from our conversations. The aim is to gain inspiration, foster networks and spark collaborations which might lead to research initiatives, outputs or even grant applications. The three themes (and leaders) are: Representing Wales Matt Jarvis, English and Creative Writing Rural Wales…

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March 2019

Visual Research Methods Workshop

March 20 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Medrus 4, Penbryn
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion SY23 2NN United Kingdom
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Aberystwyth University Wednesday, 20th March 2019 09:15 - 16:30 Visual images have become ubiquitous in contemporary culture and at the same time there has been a move towards creative methodologies in social research. This workshop will explore the visual image in mediated forms and its use as a tool of qualitative inquiry and dissemination. There will be an engagement with the ways in which images are read and created, and the ethical implications of researching the visual. Visual culture will…

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Global Rural: Encountering the Global Countryside

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2NN United Kingdom
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This year’s ‘Global-Rural’ theme encompasses many films that depict the impact of globalization on rural societies, as well as the rise of ‘rural cosmopolitanism’. Sunday 24 March, 5pm Global Rural: Encountering the Global Countryside Professor Michael Woods explores the impact of the globalization of rural societies and the responses of rural communities to these changes. Dr Francesca Fois will introduce the Sardinia case study and En Route film. 6.15pm En Route film What does it feel like to trek overland across Africa, risk the perilous…

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April 2019

Lunchtime Seminar Lleoli Cymru/Placing Wales

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Steve Crichter room, International Politics,

Two PhDs from Geography, History and Welsh History will share insights into their research on representations of Wales Flossie Kingsbury ‘Empty, wild, and foreign: the 70s counterculture’s view of Wales’ Kezia Garratt-Smithson ‘Building a Picture of Cardiganshire, 1542-1650’ Tuesday 9 April, 1:00 – 2:00 Steve Cricheter Room, International Politics Building All welcome – bring your lunch!  

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Promoting regional or minority languages in a global world

April 10
Wales House, Rond Point Schuman 11, B-1040
Brussels, Belgium
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May 2019

Lleoli Cymru / Placing Wales Seminar

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Steve Crichter room, International Politics,

Lleoli Cymru / Placing Wales Seminar Two colleagues from the Department of English and Creative Writing will present papers on the Welsh coastline and blurred borders. Neal Alexander: 'Shorelines: Welsh poetry in the littoral zone' Gavin Goodwin: 'Character and Cardigan Bay in the Stories of Cynan Jones' Wednesday 8 May, 1:00-2:00pm Steve Cricheter Room, International Politics Building All welcome – bring your lunch! For more information on Lleoli Cymru / Placing Wales, contact Lucy Taylor lft@aber.ac.uk CWPS is an interdisciplinary…

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Language, Culture and Identities Theme Workshop

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Steve Crichter room, International Politics,

Language, Culture and Identities Theme Workshop Date and time: Wednesday 15 May 12.00-13.30 Location: Steve Crichter Room, International Politics Papers ‘What kind of Headteachers do we want in Wales? An exploration of how the role is articulated in Headteacher job descriptions?’ Dr Andrew James Davies, School of Education (paper with Dr Alex Morgan, Emmajane Milton, Dr Mark Connolly, Dr Damian Donnelly and Iwan Ellis, all Cardiff University). Beth yw’r ots Gennyf i am Gymru?’ Astudiaeth o Allfudiaeth a Dyheadau Pobl Ifanc o’r Bröydd Cymraeg. –…

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