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Bringing Fossils to Mind at Wits

Bringing Fossils to Mind at Wits

By Alexandra de Sousa, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bath Spa University I travelled to Johannesburg on a Bath Spa GALA Outreach trip to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) for a week in April. I was hosted by Dr. Amélie Beaudet, a paleoanthropologist who digitally reconstructs fossils to understand the origin of the human brain. We visited the archival collection of fossil human relativ...

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Inaugural issue of the International Journal of Creative Media Research

Inaugural issue of the International Journal of Creative Media Research

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Creative Media Research, Bath Spa University’s new interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed and open access academic journal devoted to pushing forward the approaches to and possibilities for publishing creative and practice-based research. www.creativemediaresearch.org   Championing critical rigour and creative reflection, the journal s...

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GALA funded project featured in the National Geographic

GALA funded project featured in the National Geographic

“Gangadhar has four daughters, but he won’t teach his trade to any of them. They will grow up, get married and leave home.” Science and Publishing Lab Manager Swagata Ghosh’s piece on travels through Andhra Pradesh, funded by GALA Network and the British Council has been published in the National Geographic on International Women’s Day. Read it here: http://www.natgeotraveller.in/on-a-craft-...

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A postcard from… India

A postcard from… India

  Landing in Ahmedabad at 5am, we left little time for recuperation and sleep before venturing out to the city in search of Gandhi’s Ashram. Post-diwali, the streets were by definition quiet yet still seemed to encompass the renowned hustle of the Indian roads. That first weekend was spent familiarising ourselves with the city; its architecture, its people, the heritage and culture, the food. Once...

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GALA partners at University of Udine Conference: Living together on this Earth

GALA partners at University of Udine Conference: Living together on this Earth

  By Laura Denning, Bath Spa University   It was a great honour to be invited to take part in the Anda VI international conference at University of Udine,19-21 april 2017: Living together on this earth – eco-sustainable narratives and environmental concerns in english literature/s. As a PhD student in Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa University, in my first year of study, it wa...

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Launch of student-led GALA Culture Club

Launch of student-led GALA Culture Club

The Student-GALA Culture Club site has been launched: http://notlostglobal.com/gala-culture-club/131-2/ The aim of the Culture Club is to give student-led insight into cultures around the world and to increase accessibility to countries across the GALA network – whether Mexico, China or Russia (the first of our cultural insights on Culture Club).This site highlights student experience of Art...

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MIX 2017: REVOLUTIONS, REGENERATIONS, REFLECTIONS

MIX 2017: REVOLUTIONS, REGENERATIONS, REFLECTIONS

If you are thinking of coming to Europe for the GALA conference in Parma, 5-7 July 2017, why not also submit an abstract to MIX 2017? This biannual conference will take place on Bath Spa University’s beautiful west of England campus from 10-12 July, making it very convenient for anyone who is travelling to Italy for the GALA conference the week before! Why go to one summer conference when yo...

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GALA partners gather to celebrate installation of Jeremy Irons as Chancellor of Bath Spa University

GALA partners gather to celebrate installation of Jeremy Irons as Chancellor of Bath Spa University

GALA partners from Australia, Sweden and the UK gathered to celebrate the installation of Jeremy Irons as Chancellor of Bath Spa University. He will take an active role in promoting the creative industries internationally, challenging the perceptions that arts education and career paths are secondary to STEM subject areas. Speaking of his appointment, Jeremy said: “I am delighted and honoured to b...

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Liberal Arts Goes Global

Liberal Arts Goes Global

As part of the Santander scheme for staff and student mobility, Dr. Sarah Flavel, Senior Lecturer in Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, and two Bath Spa students (from RPE and English Literature) were awarded funding to the Nishan Confucian Studies Summer School, organised by our GALA partner, Beijing Foreign Studies University. The summer school began in Beijing and participants travelled to Quf...

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