Constructing Identities & Changing Spaces in Wales
An Interdisciplinary PGR Symposium
Cardiff University, 24 June 2013
The Graduate Centre, 3rd Floor, Student’s Union
Iwan Bala, ‘Flux’, 2008. Mixed media on Khadi paper.
With the permission of the artist, Iwan Bala: http://www.iwanbala.com/
The decade and a half following devolution has seen a growing critical awareness of Welsh identity as a fluid, plural entity, defined not so much by a single language or culture as by complex, overlapping encounters in time and space. The task of the 21st-century researcher is now, in the words of Raymond Williams, ‘to understand, to possess, and to work with’ Wales’s changing ‘shapes’.
This symposium will explore how Welsh identities have been constructed, represented, and transformed through history. By encouraging interdisciplinary dialogue, the symposium will seek to map the cultural, social, linguistic, historical, and literary encounters that have shaped Welsh identity up to the present day, illuminating hidden contexts and outlining new questions – and critical spaces – for exploration.
Damian Walford Davies (Aberystwyth University)
Dr Kate North (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Who can Attend
The conference is open to all graduate students across the humanities and social sciences from departments and institutions across Wales, the UK and overseas.
Please note that we are happy to accept contributions in either Welsh or English.
Call for Papers
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A symposium booking form is available to download below (see ‘Related Resources’).
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