Atlas: The Area Studies project bulletin

News summary

Atlas is the Area Studies Project Bulletin, published by the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. It includes articles which provide examples of good practice, disseminate, news and publicises events of interest to the Area Studies community.

The Area Studies Project is funded by the Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) to improve learning and teaching in Area Studies subjects. Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies leads this project along with five partner subject centres:

Next issue: call for contributions

This is a call for contributions to Volume 3 of Atlas, due out in March 2005. Contributions are welcome on any aspect of the teaching and learning of Area Studies in Higher Education.

Notes for contributors

Contributions are welcome on any aspect of teaching Area Studies subjects in Higher Education. These may include case studies of teaching and learning practice, comments on educational trends and policy and discussions concerning multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. Articles should be submitted to the editor in MS Word or RTF format and should be about 1000-2000 words and use the Harvard Referencing System. Articles accepted for publication may be subject to editing. Illustrations / and graphs should be provided in a reproducible form (which may include reduction) and should be provided in a separate file from the text of the article. All visual materials should have copyright permission secured by the contributor. The editor’s decision regarding the appropriateness and quality of material is final.

Books, website and information technology reviews

Reviews of books, websites and information technology relating to the teaching and learning of Area Studies in Higher Education are also welcome. Reviews should not exceed 400 words.


Letters to the Editor and comments on previously published articles.
Area Studies Associations’ Annual General Meeting summary reports.
Area Studies Conference reports (max 150 words).
Other news items (max 150 words).


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February 2004

Atlas volume 2.1 Atlas volume 2.1
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  • Great challenges, but greater opportunities for Area Studies (John Canning)
  • Why Area Studies needs an umbrella organisation (Dick Ellis)
  • Student Learning Styles: A Challenge for Teachers in Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Settings (John Bradbeer)
  • Teaching American Literature and Irish Studies in the Curriculum (Siobhán Holland)



Back issue of Altas

Atlas volume 1.1

  • Building an Area Studies Community (John Canning)
  • The Labours of Area Studies (Alison Dickens)
  • Area Studies: Key to the Future of Modern Languages (Michael Derham)
  • Lesser Taught Area Studies: Ever Less Taught? (Dick Ellis and John Canning)
  • Hybridity, Contact Zones, Borderlands, Liminal Spaces: Interdisciplinarity and Inter-cultural Learning in Area Studies Curricula. (John Canning)
  • Overseas Fieldwork in Higher Education (David Nash)