WISERD Summer Series 2021

Due to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time, the WISERD Summer Series comprised four online events in place of our usual Annual Conference. These events explored some of WISERD’s established and developing research areas and saw the launch of two new research networks – the Migration Research Wales Network and the Well-being Network.

To launch our Migration Research Wales Network we welcomed Dr Gwennan Higham, Swansea University, for the keynote address, ‘International migration in Wales: nation of sanctuary in a hostile environment’. The lecture considered the state of international migration in Wales in the 21st Century. It explored the increasing divergences between integration policies in the devolved nations of the UK in contrast with Westminster’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. Specifically, it focused on issues of language learning, belonging and citizenship and the potential of fostering a culture of hospitality in Wales.

We also hosted our annual PhD Poster Competition, kindly sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales and the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. There was a prize for both the winning poster and video presentation.

If you were unable to attend the live events, you can watch the recordings.