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March 2017
Date March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
April 2017
Date April 26 @ 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm

Problematising the role of online communities and social networking sites

Seminar Series Governance, Participation and Civil Society theme Wednesday 26th April @ 1.10 pm G3 Llandinam, DGES ‘I administer over 100 groups’: problematising the role of online communities and social networking sites, Taulant Guma, DGES Abstract Much of scholarly debate on online communities in the last two decades has revolved around two key conceptual dichotomies: ‘virtual/real’ and ‘online/offline’. At the same time, the field has been largely dominated by the often unchallenged narrative of ‘network thinking’ (Castells 2003). As a…

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August 2017
Date August 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Revitalise workshop:

Staff involved: Dr Huw Lewis and Dr Elin Royles  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…

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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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November 2017

Public Debate – Imagining alternative futures for mid Wales

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Medrus Mawr, Penbryn
Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
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Imagining alternative futures for mid Wales Thursday 9 November 6:30pm Medrus Mawr, Penbryn, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University Join the debate with: Baroness Eluned Morgan, AM Dr Marc Welsh, Aberystwyth University Mr Barry Rees, Strategic Director: Learning and Partnerships Ceredigion County Council Mr David Powell, Acting Chief Executive of Powys County Council Mr Ben Lake MP Hosted by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences 2017

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Seminar Cyhoeddus – Public Seminar ‘Understanding Wales’ Dr Leon Gooberman, Prifysgol Caerdydd / Cardiff University

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Exec Board Room Visualisation Center, Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth University,
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Seminar Cyhoeddus – Public Seminar ‘Understanding Wales’ Dr Leon Gooberman, Prifysgol Caerdydd / Cardiff University ‘Economic change and government reaction in Wales, 1934-2006’ 12.00 Dydd Llun, 13 Tachwedd, 2017 Ystafell y Bwrdd, Y Ganolfan Delweddu, Campws Penglais, Prifysgol Aberystwyth 12.00pm, Monday 13 November 2017 Executive Board room, Visualisation Centre, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University Throughout the twentieth century, Wales underwent rapid and far-reaching economic upheavals on such a scale that few avoided their impacts - from recessions, war, changing fortunes within…

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Seminar Series: Governance, Participation and Civil Society theme – ‘Participation in rural civil society in later life: practices of stewardship and spaces of care, Dr Sophie Yarker, Dr Jesse Heley & Dr Laura Jones, DGES, Aberystwyth University’

November 22 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Steve Crichter room, International Politics,

Seminar series Governance, Participation and Civil Society theme  Wednesday 22nd November   @ 1.10 pm  Steve Crichter room, International Politics Participation in rural civil society in later life: practices of stewardship and spaces of care, Dr Sophie Yarker, Dr Jesse Heley & Dr Laura Jones, DGES, Aberystwyth University Abstract The demographic trend of increased longevity has dovetailed in recent years with a ‘shifting landscape of voluntarism’ (Milligan and Condradson, 2006) and an increasing demand placed on the voluntary and community…

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Date November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

‘History Without Borders: Wales and the World in the 19th Century’

 Seminar Series – Global Connections Theme Tuesday 28 November, 2017 Inaugural Lecture – Professor Paul O’Leary ‘History Without Borders: Wales and the World in the 19th Century’ A14, Hugh Owen Building Lecture at 6:00pm, drinks reception, 7:00pm A Warm welcome to all!  

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