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New book chapter by Professor Sian Sullivan published from UK-Namibia research collaboration

New book chapter by Professor Sian Sullivan published from UK-Namibia research collaboration

Sian Sullivan, Professor of Environment and Culture, has had a book chapter published co-authored with her longstanding Namibian research collaborator Welhemina Ganuses. “Densities of meaning in west Namibian landscapes: genealogies, ancestral agencies, and healing” is inspired by oral history and cultural landscapes mapping research in west Namibia carried out through the AHRC-funded Future Pasts...

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Bath Spa University and SWPS awarded Erasmus+ grant for ACCELERATE project

Bath Spa University and SWPS awarded Erasmus+ grant for ACCELERATE project

Bath Spa University has recently been awarded an Erasmus+ funded grant, which we had applied for in the final round of 2020 calls for which the UK was eligible. This ‘Strategic Partnership’ project starts in June 2021, runs for two years, and involves partners from the UK, Ireland, Poland and Ukraine. The project, ‘ACCELERATE: Accessible Immersive Learning for Art and Design’, has a simple but amb...

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Mix 2021

Mix 2021

Call for Papers and Presentations: Are you interested in the future of content publishing? Are you a writer, artist, technologist or researcher engaged in finding new ways to tell stories to new audiences? Are you keen to hear from people working across books, digital, sound, video, AR, VR, and games? MIX 2021 offers an opportunity to join us as we think about the future of content creation and pu...

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Liberal Arts for Tomorrow

Liberal Arts for Tomorrow

This 7th Annual Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) conference will be held online from 20-22 September 2021. Dedicated to the theme of ‘Liberal Arts for Tomorrow’ it aims to prepare university students, faculty, and professionals for a changing and uncertain global future. It will explore how the values of the liberal arts—intellectual freedom, critical thinking, creative curiosity, reasoned de...

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Postcard from Moscow

Postcard from Moscow

Strictly Moscow Paul Pickering, Bath Spa University www.paul-pickering.com The sky in Moscow is a glowing pearly white, just before snow, but with a darker colour behind, a light Chagall captured in his canvases. He always painted on a dark blue background before letting loose his whimsy of blue horses and clowns. In the taxi from the airport, driven by a small, smiling man who looks exactly like ...

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Arts and Culture Conversations

Arts and Culture Conversations

Bath SPA University, the Global Academy of Liberal Arts and the Center for Business and Management of the Arts (CBMArts) at Claremont Graduate University are presenting the first conversation of the fall Culture Conversations series: UK/US Cultural Sector Pandemic Impacts/Mitigations. This is a rare opportunity to hear from colleagues across the pond about how our respective cultural institutions ...

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7th Annual Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) conference: Liberal Arts for Tomorrow

7th Annual Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) conference: Liberal Arts for Tomorrow

  Liberal Arts for Tomorrow 14-16 September 2020 Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya The Catholic University of Eastern Africa will host the 7th Annual Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) conference dedicated to the theme of preparing university students, faculty, and professionals for a changing and uncertain global future. It will explore how the values of the liberal ar...

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Postcard from Montreal

Postcard from Montreal

By Thorne Bailey The first day I woke up in Montreal was to the sound of drums celebrating Canada Day. Outside, there were carnivals and parades throughout the city, all celebrating the cultures, communities and people who live in Montreal. In the evening, I joined the others from the seminar to go out and explore the celebrations, which gave us all a good chance to get to know each other before t...

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GALA overview: A student’s perspective

GALA overview: A student’s perspective

GALA overview: by William Davis, Bath Spa University When my time at Bath Spa University began in 2017 I believed that I would be predominantly specialising in Film and TV and although this is still a big part of my degree, the skills that I have developed over the last two years stretch far wider than this. As a student, I have taken on board every creative opportunity offered to me, both interna...

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The Global Academy of Liberal Arts Sixth Annual Conference

The Global Academy of Liberal Arts Sixth Annual Conference

The Global Academy of Liberal Arts Sixth Annual Conference Claremont Graduate University (CGU) Los Angeles, USA Day 1 Partners met to discuss strategy in going forward at the Governance and Strategy Meeting. The group reviewed the strategy document to come to an agreement about our strategy, one that we can share with colleagues and partners, and to put into practice the decisions made to build a ...

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