Aberystwyth Post-International Group (APIG)

Aberystwyth Post International Group was founded in 1993 as a post-graduate led group aiming to foster critical, post-positivist and interdisciplinary approaches to international politics. This is materialised through an annual lecture open to undergraduate and graduate students, members of staff, and the wider academic community in Aberystwyth. Now part of the Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology, APIG has been exploring interdisciplinary connections within the Institute.

In the academic year 2014-15, APIG focused on links between Human Geography and International Politics with a presentation from Professor Nick Vaughn-Williams from the University of Warwick, and in 2015-16 Dr Berber Bevernage, Ghent University, connected International Politics and History through his paper “Narrating pasts for peace? A critical analysis of some recent initiatives of historical reconciliation through ‘historical dialogue’ and ‘shared history’”.

This year's annual lecture will be given by Dr Claire Moon, LSE, entitled 'Human Rights, Human Remains'. The lecture will address the rise in importance of the dead body to investigations of atrocity. It will speak to three things: first, the use of forensic science to make the dead body ‘speak’ to atrocity; second, the social and political significance of human remains; and third, the implications for human rights. Specifically, it will explore whether it is possible to claim, now, that the dead have human rights.

6pm, Tuesday 2nd May 2017, Main Hall, Department of International Politics

This year, in addition to the annual lecture, we will also have a performance and workshop with Eric Ngalle Charles, a writer, poet, and playwright, originally from Cameroon and now settled in Wales. In these sessions Eric will share from his recently published memoires and other works, stories of his experience as a refugee and an exploration of the concept of 'hiraeth'; feelings of loss of home, family, friends, and identity, and the resilience these trigger. The workshop will focus on ''Linguistic hybridity in post-colonial dialogue'', applying and using Russian, French, Bakweri, and pidgin English, to explore how these languages are developing and taking literature to different audiences. 

Performance: 5pm, Monday 5th June 2017, Main Hall, Department of International Politics
Workshop: 10-12am, Tuesday 6th June 2017, Steve Crichter room, Department of International Politics


APIG Activities 1994-2014


To contact APIG, please email  Danielle House, dah20@aber.ac.uk or Christine Andrä, cia1@aber.ac.uk