UWIC host largest ever political/history conference for South East Wales universities 

THE Department of Humanities at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) recently hosted the largest ever gathering of academics studying political science and modern political history from South East Wales  universities .

Some 14 academics from UWIC, University of Wales, Newport and Cardiff University gave assorted papers on areas as diverse as Professor Steven Smith and Dr Gideon Calder’s (University of Newport) paper on Conscientious Objection and Dress-Codes at Work: UK Case-Study of Veil-Wearing in Schools to Dr Sian Williams (UWIC) paper on The National Federation and National Union of Women Teachers in Wales 1908-1946.

Held at the National Assembly for Wales, the day conference represented the largest ever gathering of academics between the three universities that share a number of common research interests.

It was hosted jointly by the Department of Humanities and Jenny Randerson AM (Cardiff Central).

Dr Russell Deacon, conference organiser said: “This is the first conference we’ve held in South East Wales that has enabled us to connect our common research interests on politics and political history. All those taking part felt it was a very useful exercise and has helped us to understand and learn from each others research work. We now have plans for this to be an annual event.”

Picture caption: Academics studying political science and modern political history from UWIC, University of Wales, Newport and Cardiff University recently gathered at the National Assembly for Wales.

For further information contact Sarah Narusberg, Press Officer, Tel: 029 2041 6221, or e-mail: snarusberg@uwic.ac.uk
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