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GALA funds research collaboration between QUT and Bath Spa University promoting resilience and integration in refugee women with HIV

GALA funds research collaboration between QUT and Bath Spa University promoting resilience and integration in refugee women with HIV

Dr. Agata Vitale, Senior Lecturer in Abnormal Psychology at BSU, has been granted GALA funding to conduct a research on Assessing the effectiveness of the Tree of Life (ToL) intervention in promoting resilience and integration in refugee women with HIV; this study is done in collaboration with Professor Nigar Khawaja (Department of Psychology, Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia). http:/...

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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Newton Fund You’ll have noticed the recent avalanche of calls – and snow for that matter- which is set to continue over the coming months as we enter Newton ‘peak time’ (just the Newton calls- not the snow I hope). As you’ll have seen from our Newton Funding bulletin this week, the Met Office has several calls open at the moment, as do the national academies and also we have calls from MRC, ...

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RANEPA visit to Bath Spa University

RANEPA visit to Bath Spa University

Evgeny Mironov (Vice-Director for School of Public Policy, RANEPA) and Alexander Mishin (Dean of the Liberal Arts College, RANEPA) visited Bath Spa University to discuss specific subject area matches between programmes, in particular, Creative Writing, Media Communications, Publishing/Journalism, and Sociology. Ways of developing RANEPA’s relationship with Bath Spa and GALA were also explored. &nb...

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Concordia’s Eric Powell explores sound based mapping

Concordia’s Eric Powell explores sound based mapping

Concordia’s PhD candidate Eric Powell delivered a fascinating talk at Bath Spa University hosted by James Saunders who leads Open Scores Lab and Kate Rigby who leads the Environmental Humanities Research Centre. The talk, titled Hearing motion in the moment: New forms of interactive sound based mapping explored themes of acoustic ecology, sound waves and field recording. Powell discussed the...

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GALA Annual Conference & International Summer School

GALA Annual Conference & International Summer School

Creativity and the Liberal Arts Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal Conference: 25-27 July 2018 The fifth annual GALA conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, Montreal, in July 2018. It will begin with a late afternoon reception on 25 July, followed by two full days of lectures, presentations, and discussion. As in previous yea...

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The International Academy for Chinese Thought and Culture

The International Academy for Chinese Thought and Culture

Applications are now open for Bath Spa University students to attend the Open Summer Trip to China, The International Academy for Chinese Thought and Culture, which will take place from July 14th to August 4th 2018. The trip is a GALA based project involving collaboration between Bath Spa University, Peking University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. Students can attended from any level in ...

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A postcard from… Taiwan

A postcard from… Taiwan

By Wen-Hsi Harman, PhD student in ceramics at the School of Art &Design, Bath Spa University   I recently visited the National Taiwan University of Arts Department of Crafts and Design. This project allowed me to share my enthusiasm about ceramic research and practice in relation to Taiwanese cultural identity. This was my first time that I have had the opportunity to share my research wi...

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GALA workshop Mapping the Liberal Arts

GALA workshop Mapping the Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts College at the Russian Presidential Academy for National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow is pleased to announce a GALA workshop Mapping the Liberal Arts to be held at the LAC (RANEPA) on 23-24 March 2018. The aim of the workshop is to map liberal arts provision and practices across GALA and identify focal points that could strengthen cooperation between partner institu...

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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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A postcard from… China

A postcard from… China

By Charlotte Sexton My experience in China was amazing! Before the Gala funding was awarded to me, I never imagined that I would have the chance to travel to China and experience its  culture, heritage and history, particularly in Qufu and Beijing. My overriding memory, however, is seeing how different cultures define and promote their heritage.  Being a mature student, the funding was particularl...

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