Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th June 2013
University of South Wales
Wales' largest social science conference took place on 25th and 26th June at the University of South Wales.
This annual conference showcases policy relevant research in Wales and attracts colleagues from academic, policy, public, private and third sectors.
The 2013 conference was the fourth annual WISERD conference, and follows on from three successful conferences, held in Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor Universities. Bringing practitioners, policy makers and social scientists together, WISERD conferences have become established as one of the most important events in the social science calendar.
In this event Dr Jon Anderson will explore the relations between human geography and literature. He will introduce how pages and places can be understood relationally, focusing on the active role that literature plays in constructing our understandings of place, and how the page becomes the location through which the agency of the reader, author, imaginative space and material location creates new relational cartographies.
The ONS’s Measuring National Well-being programme and developments by the Welsh Government are exemplars in going ‘beyond GDP’. However, measuring things differently is not enough: new measures will have to be used in government, business and everyday life.