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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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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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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…  J.M. Coetzee Centre

A postcard from… J.M. Coetzee Centre

With support from GALA, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Adelaide University to present a paper at the interdisciplinary conference ‘H20: Life & Death’ (14-16 Sep) organized by thefor Creative Practice, and part of GALA’s Lost Water series. My paper, ‘Flooding the Bathtub: The Politics of Invisibility and Community Resilience in Behn Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)’, w...

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H2O: Life and Death

H2O: Life and Death

J.M.Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice The University of Adelaide, 14-16 September ‘Lost Waters’ was proposed as a key theme when  GALA was established. Professor Claudia Egerer from the University of Stockholm was one of the key members of the early group. Her keynote at ‘H2O: Life and Death’ was entitled ‘Imaginings of Water – Lost Water and the Entanglement of the Living’. In a masterly analy...

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Mix 2017

Mix 2017

GALA partners from Italy (Udine University) and Australia (QUT) presented work at Bath Spa University’s Mix 2017 conference. After the success of the last three MIX conferences, MIX 2017 returns to Bath Spa University’s Newton Park Campus. Bath Spa University is the UK’s foremost provider of creative writing programmes at undergraduate, masters and PhD level and MIX is well-established as an...

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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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