CWPS-WISERD December Newsletter

Happy holidays and season greetings from the CWPS-WISERD team!  Our academic elves have been busying themselves throughout the new term and we are pleased to be able to share our newsletter with you. Here you’ll find some exciting stocking fillers to start your holidays, including the 2021 CWPS report, upcoming events, news and links to…

IMAJINE Scenarios presented to EU Cohesion Policy Conference

Professor Michael Woods presented findings from the CWPS-WISERD-led Horizon 2020 project IMAJINE to the Third Joint EU Cohesion Policy Conference in Zagreb in November. Jointly organized by the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG-Regio), the Regional Studies Association and the Croatian Government, the conference brought together 150 academics, EU policy-makers and member…

New paper on ‘Refugees, race and the limits to rural cosmopolitanism’ in Wales and Ireland

CWPS-WISERD Co-Director Professor Michael Woods has published an open access paper in the Journal of Rural Studies which examines the settlement of refugees and asylum seekers in three small towns in Wales and Ireland, including Aberystwyth and Newtown.  The paper builds on an earlier article that introduced the idea of ‘precarious rural cosmopolitanism’, arguing that…

New paper highlights the impact of industrial transformation in rural areas

A new paper in the Journal of Rural Studies reports on research from the ERC Global-Rural project led by CWPS-WISERD to examine the industrial transformation of a village in eastern China in the context of globalization. Co-authored by CWPS-WISERD Co-Director Professor Michael Woods with former CWPS-WISERD post-doc Dr Francesa Fois (now at Salford University), Professor Hualou Long of the…

A cuppa and 7 digestive videos on the voluntary sector

Dr Amy Sanders of Aberystwyth University & Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research & Data (WISERD) has created a series of bitesize videos aimed at practitioners that share her research on the relationship between the voluntary sector and Welsh Government in the time that it takes to have mug of tea.  Amy’s background in…

New chapters for CWPS-WISERD academics on language policy and planning

Three Aberystwyth University academics have written chapters in a new book that celebrates Professor Colin Williams’ contribution to the field of language policy and planning.  Language, Policy and Territory contains 18 chapters by Williams’ former students, colleagues and collaborators, including Professor Rhys Jones, Dr Huw Lewis and Dr Elin Royles, who are based at the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS). The…

CWPS-WISERD Co-Director appointed to Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales

An expert on territorial and constitutional politics from Aberystwyth University has been appointed Commissioner to the new Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. Dr Anwen Elias, CWPS-WISERD Co-Director and Reader in Politics in the Department of International Politics, was among the nine appointed individuals announced by the Counsel General and Minister for the…

A National Conversation on Wales’s Constitutional Future

In the latest edition of The Welsh Agenda, CWPS-WISERD Co-Director Dr Anwen Elias, CWPS Executive Board member Matthew Jarvis, Mike Corcoran and Noreen Blanluet discuss what a national conversation on Wales’s constitutional future should look like.  The discussion is based on the Constitutional Futures project which is based in Aberystwyth University and is led by…

Historic manuscripts inspire contemporary climate change poetry

Three poets from Aberystwyth University have penned a series of poems in response to old manuscripts from the National Library of Wales dealing with the weather and climate change. The poetry and manuscripts will be displayed online and in a shop window in the centre of Aberystwyth as part of the University’s Festival of Research…
Cloud coverage in Machynlleth Valley

‘Nawr yw’r amser cywir i ddechrau trafod dyfodol Cymru yn y Deyrnas Unedig’

‘Now is the right time to start discussing the future of Wales in the United Kingdom’  CWPS Co-director and Principal Investigator of the Constitutional Futures project Dr. Anwen Elias is interviewed by Golwg360 on the future of Wales.  Read the interview here: https://golwg.360.cymru/newyddion/gwleidyddiaeth/2068664-nawr-amser-cywir-ddechrau-trafod-dyfodol-cymru