‘Au revoir’ FESTSPACE & CCSE (But Hopefully Not An ‘Adieu’!)

‘Au revoir’ FESTSPACE & CCSE (But Hopefully Not An ‘Adieu’!)

This Thursday, I complete my last day at UWS before I move back to France to start a permanent job as a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Amiens. As I have been a member of CCSE over the last two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow on the FESTSPACE project, I thought that it would be a good time to pen some reflections on my time here. In this post I’ll discuss the role it has played in my trajectory as a researcher and share some of the outcomes of the work that I undertook with the CCSE team. (more…)

Our Publications Page has had an Overhaul

Our Publications Page has had an Overhaul

To better showcase our outputs from the work we undertake at CCSE with our colleagues and partners in Renfrewshire, Scotland the UK and further afield, we’ve given our Publications page an overhaul. We’ve categorised the content to make navigation more straightforward. The interface now provides easy access to our commissioned research and consultation reports, academic articles and book chapters. The short films that have been made to document some of the work we’ve undertaken and events we’ve hosted over the course of Centre activities are also accessible here. (more…)

CCSE, A Year in Review through the Lens of our Blog: part I

CCSE, A Year in Review through the Lens of our Blog: part I

The passage of time has been a somewhat strange – or at least, stranger – thing to experience in 2020 than is usually the case. It is nevertheless heartening to look back over the academic year through the lens of the posts that we’ve been able to publish on the CCSE blog. (more…)

The Art of Peace

The Art of Peace

Last week the British Council published ‘The Art of Peace: the value of culture in post-conflict recovery’ as part of their Policy Insight series which is intended to further debate and understanding of the role of cultural relations in international affairs. The booklet is a summary document deriving from earlier work undertaken by CCSE which was commissioned on the basis of a successful response to a British Council tender opportunity. (more…)