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QUT PhD student Simon Groth at BSU’s Mix 03 Writing Digital

QUT PhD student Simon Groth at BSU’s Mix 03 Writing Digital

The Readers is a creative work in progress that forms part of my PhD with Queensland University of Technology and a extension of my work with the Institute for the Future of the Book in Australia (if:book Australia). It’s a project that seeks to explore how use of digital tools in the creation of a text can contribute to new ways of understanding how digital and physical media can interact. What k...

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Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University exchange

Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University exchange

Students at Claremont Graduate University and Bath Spa University celebrated their first day in Bath at No. 1 Royal Crescent in the second arm of their jointly taught, dual campus class that examines heritage management of historical sites and museums in both Los Angeles and the Bath region. While in Los Angeles, students from Bath and from CGU explored important cultural heritage sites, including...

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Communication without Borders at CUC

Communication without Borders at CUC

The GALA conference, Communication without Borders, will be held at the Communication University of China, Beijing on 6-7 July, 2015 bringing together GALA partners to investigate the ways in which international collaboration can transform our activities as scholars, teachers and students. Contact: Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus: r.mcguire-snieckus@bathspa.ac.uk

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A postcard from Washington

A postcard from Washington

I was delighted to go to the AAC&U Centennial Annual Meeting in Washington to deliver a panel presentation with Cynthia Hammond, Becky Lewis, Carol Long and Alejandra Vilalta. The energy and enthusiasm of delegates reinforced importance of our joint endeavour. It was an honour to talk about the mission of our network and activities that engage international, interdisciplinary and inter-generat...

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GALA welcomes Antonella Riem from the University of Udine

GALA welcomes Antonella Riem from the University of Udine

Antonella Riem Natale is Full Professor of English Literature and Language, Deputy-Vice Chancellor, International, former Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (2007-13), former Director of The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (2006-2007), University of Udine, President of the Italian Conference of the Faculties of Foreign Languages and Literatures, former member ...

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A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities

The theme of lost waters is a compelling one with students across the globe telling the tales of water lost and found in two cities, Montreal and London, the story of urbanisation, shifting social and political landscapes and  a changing ideas about the rightful place of nature in the city. The lost waterscape in Montreal One of the inspirations for lost waters as a theme came from a research proj...

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A postcard from the Netherlands

A postcard from the Netherlands

Our first GALA visit as Academic Director and Assistant Academic Director took us to the Netherlands, where we met with partners at University College Roosevelt (UCR) and Utrecht University. First stop was the picturesque Middelburg in the southwest, where we met with Professor Barbara Oomen, Dean of UCR and Laelia Dard-Dascot, Project Manager. UCR offers a broad and interdisciplinary three-year b...

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GALA partners at Writing digital: mix.03

GALA partners at Writing digital: mix.03

Writing digital: mix.03 After the success of the last two MIX DIGITAL conferences, Bath Spa University is hosting Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 in the newly completed Commons building at the Newton Park Campus, just outside of Bath. Bath Spa University’s School of Humanities and Creative Industries, with its stellar Creative Writing Department, is at the forefront of both research into and teachi...

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Curation in practice

Curation in practice

Our plans for building international curriculum around curatorial practice have continued energetically between Claremont Graduate University (CGU), the University of Adelaide and Bath Spa University.  We have sought to expand the model of international coursework developed by Kristin Doern and Alison Hems of Bath Spa University and Joshua Goode of CGU to bring more international partners into the...

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