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GALA conference 5-7 July 2017: Curating the Future

GALA conference 5-7 July 2017: Curating the Future

“Curating the Future” 5-7 July 2017   The 2017 GALA conference at the University of Parma aims to open up spaces of discussion about the concept of ‘curating’ in theory and practice, whether it is ‘curating’ human knowledge, the natural environment, or the digital world. ‘Curating’ can be understood both as a metaphor and as a methodology, and the organisers invite participants to reflect on ...

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Global Citizenship chapter in UCR book: Going Glocal

Global Citizenship chapter in UCR book: Going Glocal

A book edited by academics(Drs John Friedman, Vicki Haverkate, Barbara Oomen, Eri Park and Marcin Sklad) at University College Roosevelt, Going Glocal in Higher Education: The Theory, Teaching and Measurement of Global Citizenship was launched at a Human Rights in Education Conference. A pdf of the chapter titled Towards a unified vision and assessment of the multifaceted construct of global gitiz...

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CSAC International Conference: Call for papers

CSAC International Conference: Call for papers

CSAC at the University of Parma are inviting papers for their International Conference to be held on 27-28 January 2017. Themes include: Exhibition History, Work on Display; Exhibition Design as a Medium, The Different Curatorial Practices and their Relationship with Critical Writing, and Re-interpretation of the Museum Collection. Key words include: design, contemporary art, communication, medium...

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GALA students launch Transnational App at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico

GALA students launch Transnational App at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico

A collaborative student-led magazine app was launched by students Sarah McCann, Louise Bray and Joana Garcias Aguia at the GALA conference at Tec de Monterrey, Mexico. Titled Not Lost Yet,  the app showcases student international experiences (from Morocco to China) and tips (from navigating the application process to surviving a 24-hour coach trip) provided by students, for students, and can be do...

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GALA conference 2016 hosted by Tec de Monterrey

GALA partners from Adelaide University (Australia), Parma University (Italy), Claremont Graduate University (USA), Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), Bath Spa University (UK), State University New York Geneseo (USA) and RANEPA (Russia) gathered in Mexico for the 2016 conference hosted by Tec de Monterrey. The GALA opening event was held on 25 May on the terrace of the Mexico City Campus at Tec de Monterre...

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‘The Genesee Would Rebel’: the story of our attempts to tame a river and how it was saved.

‘The Genesee Would Rebel’: the story of our attempts to tame a river and how it was saved.

Dr Trevor Turpin ‘The Genesee would rebel’ was the prediction of Lyman P. Langworthy, the Rochester City Health Officer, in a note he placed in the cornerstone of the new Monroe County Court house in 1850.[1] Rochester lies at the mouth of the Genesee River as it enters Lake Ontario and had suffered serious floods since the 1780s. Finally, or so the citizens of the city thought, their improvements...

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A postcard from Geneseo

A postcard from Geneseo

The Academic Director of GALA, Professor Ian Gadd, recently visited GALA partner SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York. SUNY Geneseo is one of the US’s leading public liberal arts colleges, and it has maintained an active student exchange programme with Bath Spa for several years. Ian met with Bath Spa students currently at Geneseo, and Geneseo students due to come to Bath Spa after Christmas. He...

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A Geneseo Diary

A Geneseo Diary

A Geneseo Diary by Trevor Turpin   May 31  New York to Rochester on the Maple Leaf from Penn Station NY. Met at Rochester Station by Becky Lewis (Assistant Provost, International Programs at SUNY) and transported to Geneseo, some 25 miles south. Check in at Big Tree Inn built in 1833 in Main Street, Geneseo, one of only 20 or so towns on the US Heritage list. Meet Carol Long, Interim President, SU...

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A postcard from Moscow

A postcard from Moscow

One of the newest members of the GALA network is the Russian Presidential Academy for National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), and particularly its Liberal Arts College. In September, GALA’s Academic Director, Ian Gadd, and Bath Spa’s new Vice-Provost for Research and Enterprise, John Strachan, visited RANEPA and met with, among others, Andrei Zorin (Academic Director of th...

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  Where inspiration, ideas and invention come together. Background Before the printed book and before musical recordings, literature – whether prose, poetry or drama – was performed in conjunction with music. Over the centuries, innovations in technique created boundaries that gradually separated the two art forms from one another. The J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice (JMCCCP)...

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