ACU Commonwealth Summer School 2017

ACU Summer School 2017 Bath Spa

Creating greener narratives through the environmental arts and humanities

Saturday 5 - Sunday 13 August 2017
Bath Spa University, UK

The ACU Commonwealth Summer School provides an opportunity for talented university students from around the Commonwealth to come together for an exciting week of expert lectures, group work, field trips, skills development and social events.

Highlights from the 2016 Summer School, hosted by the University of Rwanda, can be found here and here.

The Environmental Humanities

The 2017 Summer School explored interrelationships between humans and other living beings, and between cultural practices and environmental problems – and looked at how these can be examined through different academic disciplines and creative arts. Bath Spa University is a world leader in research and teaching in these areas.


Confirmed speakers include the following:

  • Dr Husna Ahmad OBE – CEO, Global One
  • Dr Martha Akawa-Shikufa – Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Namibia
  • Professor Irma Eloff – Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Professor Owain Jones – Professor of Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa University
  • Dr Paul Reid-Bowen – Senior Lecturer, Study of Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, Bath Spa University
  • Martin Palmer – CEO of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation
  • Professor Kate Rigby – Research Centre for Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa University
  • Professor Sian Sullivan – Professor of Environment and Cultures, Bath Spa University
  • Professor Anita Taylor – Dean, Bath School of Art and Design, UK

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