Researching the History and Heritage of Wales’s Small-Scale Fishing Industry

Katherine Watson Wales has a long history of fishing. In South Wales this is clearer than anywhere else. Tenby was among the earliest and most noteworthy Welsh fishing ports in the 18th century. By the 19th century, Milford Haven, Swansea, and Cardiff were emerging as the largest trawling ports in Wales, with Milford becoming the … Read more

Nostalgia – a reassessment in the era of austerity

Monday 10 October 10am-12 This online roundtable brings together scholars to focus on the role, and representation, of nostalgia in deindustrialisation studies. In their paradigm shifting piece, Cowie and Heathcott (2003) urged us to ‘move beyond’ smokestack nostalgia and tales of victimisation through closure. However, 20 years later, this perspective requires revisiting. Across the deindustrialising … Read more

Monumental Medievalism: Public Monuments and the (Mis)Use of the Medieval Past

Online Workshop, 5-6 October 2022 ALL TIMES ARE IN BRITISH SUMMER TIME (UTC +1hr) Register at our Eventbrite page Contact: monumentalmedievalism@gmail.com Wednesday 5 October (Join sessions via Zoom: HERE) 12:45-13:00 Welcome Euan McCartney Robson and Simon John   13:00-14:45 Session 1: Monumental Medievalism in Modern Japan Chair: Simon John (Swansea University, UK)   Sven Saaler … Read more

History Online Research Seminars Winter 2022

Unless stated otherwise, all seminars take place on Wednesdays from 1.15 to 2.30 pm.  Everyone is welcome! 26 October 2022: Ian Sanders (Host and Producer, Cold War Conversations Podcast), ‘Cold War Conversations Podcast’, CRAM-sponsored   2 November 2022: Ciarán Wallace (Trinity College Dublin), ‘The Virtual Record Treasury of  Ireland: Resourceful Commemoration?’, joint CRAM-, CHART-, MEMO-sponsored event  30 … Read more

Empowering Children to Take Ownership of their Own History Through Storytelling and Creative Heritage Practice

Hannah Nielsen I have always had a fascination with history and storytelling. I was most fixated on the people of the past and their individual stories. After finishing my BA in History at Swansea University, I wanted to understand more practically what all this knowledge of the past means for us today and I enrolled … Read more

Swansea Historians in the Media

On 20 September 2022, Dr Christoph Laucht appeared on an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme on ‘Cuba, cold war and RAF Fylingdales’ to discuss the historical context in which Ian McEwan’s latest novel Lessons is set. Dr Laucht spoke in relation to his research on responses to the nuclear threat in Britain … Read more

Postgraduate Conference in Welsh Studies

Gynhadledd Astudiaethau Cymreig Canolfan Richard Burton Centre Dydd Mercher 25 Mai 2022 Wednesday 25 May 2022 Y Studio, Creu Taliesin, Campws Parc, Prifysgol Abertawe The Studio Taliesin Create, Park campus, Swansea University 2.00 Guinevere Clark – The Psychogeography of The Mumbles in Swansea through 3 Poems   2.30 Daniel Jones – Caliban’s Cultural Wounds: Language … Read more

Queer Data

12 October Queer Data Event Invitation – GENCAS Wednesday 12 October 2022, 2-3pm: Kevin Guyan joins us on Zoom to discuss his recent book, Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action (Bloomsbury). Data has never mattered more. Our lives are increasingly shaped by it and how it is defined, collected and used. But … Read more

Exploring Connections and Collaborations in Gender Teaching and Research

GENCAS (Swansea University, Wales, UK) and IGIUMA (University of Málaga, Spain): exploring connections and collaborations in gender teaching and research. As we seek to move forward after the disruption and pain of Covid, scholars across the world are exploring new avenues of inspiration, connection and innovation. This zoom meeting brings together scholars working on and around the … Read more