Encountering the Global Countryside

Thursday 24th January 2019

The Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

A day of presentations from the ERC GLOBAL-RURAL project exploring the impacts of globalization of rural societies and economies and rural community responses, including talks on food and agriculture, land-grabbing, migration, international volunteers, rural festivals and everyday globalization and place, with perspectives from Wales, Brazil, China, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Links to presentations online:

Uniqueness and Ubiquity: Remaking Newtown in a global era’ – Dr Laura Jones, Dr Jesse Heley and Dr Sam Saville

The World Comes to Wales for the Weekend: Celebration and Resistance at Rural Festivals’ – Dr Sam Saville

Placing Sugar Assemblages‘  – Dr Marc Welsh

Agribusiness, Rural Communities and Resistance in Brazil‘ – Dr Francesca Fois

Experiences and Responses to Land-grabbing in Liberia‘ – Fidel Budy

‘Gap-year Christians in Tanzania: Faith-based international volunteering and global citizenship’ – Beth Saunders

Migration and Rural Cosmopolitanism in the Global Countryside‘ – Dr Anthonia Onyeahialam and Professor Michael Woods

(Re-)Assembling the Global Countryside: Applications and Lessons for Rural Development‘ –     Professor Michael Woods