Record number of researchers turn out for Swansea Arts and Humanities 2012 Postgraduate Conference

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2012 PG Conference The  Arts and Humanities’ 2012 postgraduate conference - ‘Crossing Borders / Pushing Boundaries’ -   welcomed 31 postgraduate researchers from Swansea University,  who presented papers on the significance of literal and metaphorical borders, boundaries, frontiers and margins in Arts and Humanities’ research.

Following an opening speech by Professor Chris Williams, Director of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, research students delivered innovative, intellectually-stimulating presentations  within themed panels on topics ranging from ‘Boundaries within Media’ to ‘Borders and Frontiers in American Narratives’, ‘Doubles / Fractured Identities’ and ‘Boundaries of Technology’.

Co-organised by a team of postgraduates who formed part of the conference’s working group committee, the event highlighted the breadth and depth of research being produced by the Arts and Humanities’ postgraduate community at Swansea. Transatlantic exchanges, border writing, theoretical intersections and digital humanities were just some of the topics which generated lively discussions, and facilitated the formation of networks across subject areas.

Director of the Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities, Mr Robert Rhys, commented:  “The conference goes from strength and strength. It attracted an unprecedented number of high quality proposals and all of us who were privileged to attend were impressed by the intellectual energy and academic rigour on display.  The PGR conference makes a significant contribution to the research culture of the College of Arts and Humanities as well as enabling our research students to enhance their professional development within a supportive and vibrant interdisciplinary environment.’

 Postgraduates who presented at the conference will be invited to submit papers for publication in a volume of conference proceedings.

This event was kindly supported by the Academic and Professional Enhancement Centre, Swansea (APECS).