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Liberal Arts for Tomorrow 7th annual GALA conference — 20-22 September 2021 (online) The 7th Annual Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) conference is 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 arts—intellectual freedom, critical thinking, creative curiosity, reasoned...

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Draft programme for 2021 GALA conference now available!

Liberal Arts for Tomorrow 7th annual GALA conference — 20-22 September 2021 (online) The 7th Annual Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) conference is 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 arts—intellectual freedom, critical thinking, creative curiosity, reasoned...

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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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Catholic University of Eastern Africa

2021 GALA conference: Call for proposals

Liberal Arts for Tomorrow 20-22 September 2021 Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya The Catholic University of Eastern Africa will host the 7th Annual 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 arts—intellectual freedom, critical thinki...

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Catholic University of Eastern Africa

GALA Conference postponed!

Following discussions with Samuel Nyanchoga and his colleagues at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, we have decided to postpone the GALA conference to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Even if international travel restrictions were to ease by September, it would simply be too complicated to prepare effectively for the conference in good time. We are planning the following: CUEA will host...

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Catholic University of Eastern Africa

2020 GALA conference: Call for proposals

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 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 arts—intellectual freedom, critical thinki...

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Announcing Bath Spa’s 2019-20 GALA Outreach fund

Announcing Bath Spa’s 2019-20 GALA Outreach fund

The GALA Outreach Fund is intended to support Bath Spa University staff and student engagement with GALA partners by providing support for international travel or other activities related to research or teaching collaboration, staff or student mobility, public engagement, or projects relating to the liberal arts. It can also be used to support visits by representatives from GALA partners to Bath S...

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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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