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…

Centre for Welsh Politics and Society to host General Election hustings

Aberystwyth University’s Centre for Welsh Politics and Society will host election hustings on Monday 5 June 2017, ahead of the General Election on Thursday 8 June. Chaired by BBC journalist Sara Gibson, the hustings will take place at the Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth and start at 7.30pm. Candidates from the main political parties standing in Ceredigion…

The launch of the NEW MA in Welsh Politics & Society welcomes its first students in September 2017

With Brexit dominating the early stages of the Westminster general election campaign, Aberystwyth University has launched a new MA that considers contemporary Welsh politics and society and the challenges faced after Britain leaves the European Union. The new MA in Welsh Politics and Society was launched today (Friday May 5, 2017) by the Centre for…

Transatlantic rural meeting hosted

The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth hosted the annual meeting of the TransAtlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN) at the end of May, bringing together leading rural social scientists from the UK and United States. Over 40 participants joined the meeting in Aberystwyth, representing TARRN’s core members of the leading rural social science…

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…

Research to investigate rural-urban synergies

Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth researchers are involved in a new European study to investigate interactions between rural and urban areas and how they can be more effectively managed. The ROBUST (Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies) project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and led by Wageningen University, was launched with a…

CWPS-WISERD leads major new project to IMAGINE a more spatially just future

Researchers in the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth are leading a major new European project to examine inequalities between regions and explore how the concept of ‘spatial justice’ can be built into regional policy. The IMAJINE project (Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe) was launched with a…

Eluned Morgan AM delivers keynote lecture on Brexit

Baroness Eluned Morgan AM delivered the first St David’s Day Lecture for the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth, with an address surveying the political landscape after the referendum vote to leave the European Union. The lecture emphasized the risks and challenges from Brexit that stem from the significant contribution that the European…

Centre launch considers Brexit and Wales

Over eighty people packed the Morlan Centre in Aberystwyth on Wednesday 25th January for the launch of the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth with a lively discussion on ‘Brexit and Wales – the Key Questions’. Four presentations set the scene, drawing on research by members of the Centre for Welsh Politics and…