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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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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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GALA 2017: ‘Curating the Future’ — 5–7 July 2017

GALA 2017: ‘Curating the Future’ — 5–7 July 2017

  Our annual meeting and conference in Parma is coming up in July, and our host in Parma, Francesca Zanella, has been working tirelessly to get everything organised.   Overview   The conference will begin with a welcome cocktail in central Parma in the late afternoon/ early evening on Wednesday 5 July ( precise time to be confirmed ). The conference will take place on 6 and 7 July a...

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Culture, heritage and the arts: Interpretation, practice and policy in an international context

Culture, heritage and the arts: Interpretation, practice and policy in an international context

‘Culture, heritage and the arts: interpretation, practice and policy in an international context’ is a Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) postgraduate student exchange project between GALA partner institutions Bath Spa University (BSU) and Claremont Graduate University (CGU). Created in 2014, the exchange offers students and staff the opportunity to gain an international perspective of current ...

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