MA in Literature, Landscape & Environment

One of our tutors gets British Academy ‘Rising Star’ award

We are fantastically pleased that Dr Samantha Walton – module leader and tutor on our MA – has been awarded one of the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Awards for ‘Landscaping Change: exploring environmental regeneration, conservation and placemaking initiatives using arts and humanities research methods’. These awards are given to “distinguished Early Career Researchers to actively engage in career development through organising interdisciplinary events for other Early Career Researchers.” See the reports on the British Academy’s news page and in the Times Higher Education article. Dr Samantha Walton’s proposal is for a conference at Bath Spa University’s Newton Park Campus and, to coincide with that city’s European Green Capital Award, a number of events in Bristol. The aim of this project is to “showcase scholarship, new writing and local arts and social initiatives in order to examine how recent environmental interventions have been informed, and could in future be enriched, by arts and humanities approaches, such as theories of placemaking and co- creating change.” A website will also be created that will be “a forum for reflection on how and why we value different environments … and what their meaning is in the lives of people and communities.”


30. March 2015 by s.gregg
Categories: Bath Spa University, Course news, Ecology, Events | 1 comment

One Comment

  1. Congratulations Sam! I’ll be watching to see how you account for that last 50p.

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