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Mix 2017

Mix 2017

GALA partners from Italy (Udine University) and Australia (QUT) presented work at Bath Spa University’s Mix 2017 conference. After the success of the last three MIX conferences, MIX 2017 returns to Bath Spa University’s Newton Park Campus. Bath Spa University is the UK’s foremost provider of creative writing programmes at undergraduate, masters and PhD level and MIX is well-established as an...

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Curating the Future: GALA Annual Meeting 2017

Curating the Future: GALA Annual Meeting 2017

GALA partners form the Netherlands (Utrecht), Italy (Parma, Udine), Russia (RANEPA), China (CUC), USA (CGU), Canada (Concordia) and the UK (Bath Spa University) met at Parma University from 5-7 July for the 2017 annual meeting on the theme: Curating the Future. The conference took place at the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione (CSAC), located in Parma’s former Cistercian Valserena Abbey,...

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Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University exchange celebration

Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University exchange celebration

Staff and students from Bath Spa University (UK) and Claremont Graduate University (USA) met at the Holburne Museum in Bath to celebrate the BSU/CGU GALA Postgraduate Exchange 2017. At this event, students from both the MA in Arts Management and the MA in Heritage Management met with by senior heritage and arts sector colleagues, BSU senior staff and GALA staff colleagues, the Vice Chancellor and ...

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Concordia’s Beatriz Bartolomé Herrera (Concordia University, Montreal) at the Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium

Concordia’s Beatriz Bartolomé Herrera (Concordia University, Montreal) at the Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium

Beatriz Bartolomé Herrera (Concordia University, Montreal) presented at the Media Convergence Research Centre at Bath Spa. The symposium theme is intended to provide the opportunity for MeCCSA to focus on questions of practice and/as media industry research and aims to showcase both scholarly and practice-based research that considers the complex relationships between the theoretical study of medi...

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A postcard from… University of Udine

A postcard from… University of Udine

Thanks to support from GALA’s Outreach Fund, I was able to travel to the University of Udine to present a paper at the conference ‘Living Together on this Earth: Eco-sustainable Narratives and Environmental Concerns in English Literature/s’ (19th-21st April 2017). The paper, entitled ‘Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing: Narratives of Sustainability and Green Healthcare’, was connected to my current ...

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Concordia expands relationship with GALA

Concordia expands relationship with GALA

Concordia University’s Dean of Arts and Sciences, André Roy and Senior Advisor to the Dean, Emilie Champagne, visited Bath Spa University to visit three campuses to identify existing collaborative links and projects – and to identify areas of common interest and potential collaboration with Bath Spa University and across the global network. André Roy was appointed as Dean in 2014; previously he’d ...

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Dean of University College Utrecht visits Bath Spa University

Dean of University College Utrecht visits Bath Spa University

Professor James Kennedy, Dean of University College, Utrecht, visited Bath Spa University to discuss liberal arts provision and to explore opportunities for collaboration in research and teaching across the GALA network. Photo above (left to right): Dr Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus, Professor Neil Sammels, Professor James Kennedy, Professor Ian Gadd, and Professor Charles Wiffen. https://www.uu.nl/staf...

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A postcard from SUNY GENESEO

A postcard from SUNY GENESEO

In May 2017 Helena McCaskie, Student Accommodation Coordinator and myself Karen McGinty, Student Accommodation Deputy Manager had the exciting opportunity to visit State University of New York Geneseo as part of the GALA programme. Our main objective for the trip was to better understand the American College experience in relation to the student’s accommodation and living environment. We found the...

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GALA outreach fund

GALA outreach fund

  The Bath Spa University GALA outreach fund launched in December has facilitated academic and professional staff with GALA partners by providing funds for international travel or other activities related to teaching, research, or public engagement. Within the field of Culture and Environment, Dr Samantha Walton (English) visited Udine University in April to present a paper related to her AHR...

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JMCCCP Winter School

JMCCCP Winter School

This year the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice is excited to announce a new venture: a winter school on the theme of creating out of place, led by eminent artist and spatial theorist Paul Carter and set in the historic Oratunga Cattle Station, South Australia, on the traditional lands of the Adnyamathanha people. Distinguished artists (and members of the JMCCCP) will give workshops, resul...

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