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Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru

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Information on research conducted as part of the WISERD Localities theme can be found below.


The Global Countryside: Rural Change and Development in Globalization (Global-Rural)

This five year project aims to develop understanding of how globalization processes have an impact in reshaping rural economics, societies and culture, and how rural communities respond to these changes and challenges. Read more >>>


Local Knowledge in Context programme

This suite of four qualitative fieldwork projects focused on detailed and ethnographic explorations of locality, place, and the articulation of local knowledges. Read more >>




Knowing Localities research programme

This research programme used a range of methodological approaches to examine the imagined and material post-devolution experiences of stakeholders and communities across three localities in Wales. The main research programme produced six spin-off mini-projects.



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WISERD Language, Culture and Identity Group

 This network looks to advance language research in Wales by brings together researchers and organisations working in this field. Read More >>


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WISERD is part of the new Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence

20th June 2017

Alzheimer’s Society has announced today (Tuesday 20 June) that it has committed almost £2million to the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research, which WISERD will be continuing to contribute to.


Latest findings from the Young People and Brexit project - 'revenge of the young remainers'?

14th June 2017

In light of the 2017 General Election, in which the youth vote became one of the defining features, Dr Stuart Fox and Dr Sioned Pearce update us on the latest findings from the Young People and Brexit project. Using new data, they discuss whether there really was a ‘youth surge’ in votes and whether this election really was the ‘revenge of the young remainers’?


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