Aberystwyth academics shortlisted for social research awards

Researchers at Aberystwyth University have been shortlisted for awards at the 2017 Welsh Social Research Awards which take place in Cardiff on Thursday 7 December. Hosted by the Social Research Association and sponsored by Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance Mark Drakeford AM, the awards recognise and celebrate outstanding research by social science researchers in…

Seminar Cyhoeddus – Public Seminar ‘Understanding Wales’

Seminar Cyhoeddus – Public Seminar ‘Understanding Wales’ Dr Leon Gooberman, Prifysgol Caerdydd / Cardiff University Seminar Elin ‘Understanding Wales’ Leon Gooberman 131117 ‘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…

Senedd motion on carbon emissions reduction based on work at Aberystwyth University

Government evaluation of a scheme developed at Aberystwyth University to reduce carbon emissions will be debated at the National Assembly for Wales on Wednesday 4 October 2017. Sponsored by a cross party group of Assembly Members, the motion calls on Welsh Government to commission a feasibility study into the introduction of Personal Carbon Accounts in…

ESRC – Festival of Social Science Schools Event : Imagining Alternative Futures for Mid Wales

This interactive event will enable young people to analyze data and information about the diverse challenges facing Mid Wales. It will also encourage them to devise solutions to these challenges, as a way of imagining an alternative and sustainable future for the region. The event is aimed at 16-18 year olds (sixth form), and will…

Conference addresses what the future holds for languages in a post-Brexit UK

As the debates and scrutiny of the EU Withdrawal Bill continue, Aberystwyth University is hosting a conference on the implications of Brexit for language policy. The UK Language Policy after Brexit 2017: The Influence of Devolution conference on Thursday 21 September takes place against a back-drop of widely reported falls in the numbers of young…

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…

Grant Awarded

Dr Catrin Wyn Edwards, a lecturer in the Department of International Politics, was awarded a grant from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to undertake research on immigration and models of integration in Quebec and Catalonia, focussing specifically on language education policies. Catrin spent three months (February – May) as a visiting scholar with GRITIM, an Interdisciplinary…

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.