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 hub of cultural globalisation, bringing…

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 how this can be better…

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 May.

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 first time at Aberystwyth University…

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…

Launch of Centre for Welsh Politics and Society at Aberystwyth University

On Monday 28 November the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS) was launched at Aberystwyth University. This new interdisciplinary research centre aims to develop an understanding of contemporary politics and society in Wales, and contribute to the public and policy debates on a range of issues. The centre aims to achieve its objectives through…