‘Removing the Divide: Respecting and Understanding Cultures’

Postgraduate Research Conference, 20 June 2014

Hosted by Cardiff School of Social Sciences in partnership with the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, the conference is organised by the Wales, South West and Northern Ireland Regional Networks.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Iain Borden, Vice-Dean of Communication, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London and Professor of Architecture and Urban Culture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
  • Her Excellency Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and former Minister of Tourism Entertainment and Culture, Jamaica

Call for Abstracts

The organisers welcome abstracts for the forthcoming interdisciplinary conference entitled ‘Removing the Divide: Respecting and Understanding Cultures’.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together postgraduate scholars undertaking research on varying aspects of culture within the Commonwealth. Despite complex and varying developments across a vast range of nation-states, the Commonwealth still provides a unifying bond linking together a fairly disparate set of countries. Through the exploration and dissemination of research across disciplines , the aim is to learn from varying approaches, and to break out of a Western ethnocentric approach to avoid the pitfalls of ‘orientalism’ and ‘occidentalism’. As such, there is a focus on the commonalities and specificities of responding to contemporary challenges facing Commonwealth countries.

For more information on submitting an abstract please visit the conference website.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held on Friday 20 June 2014, from 9:00AM -5:30PM at the Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT.

Contact Information

Please direct all queries to removingthedividepgc2014@gmail.com.