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 … 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

“We’ll All Be Museum Miners”. Oral Histories and the Heritage of Coal Mining in the Ruhr

Department of History, Heritage and Classics History Research Seminar 16 March 2022 1pm-2.30pm “We’ll all be museum miners”. Oral histories and the heritage of coal mining in the Ruhr Talk by Stefan Moitra and Katarzyna Noguiera (Bochum, Germany) In December 2018, the closure of the last remaining German hard coal mine, the Prosper-Haniel colliery in … Read more

Finding, Using and Making Oral Histories and Recorded Voices: Symposium 3 in ‘Researching Student Histories’ Series

Mon, 11 July 2022 10:30 – 15:00 BST Wallace Lecture Theatre, Swansea University (Singleton Campus) and on Zoom 10.30 Welcome, housekeeping and introduction (Sarah Crook) 10.40 Emily Sharp, ‘The collective memory of student activists: benefits and challenges of using oral histories to research student history’ 11.55 Sam Blaxland, ‘Institutional histories and the student voice: Swansea … Read more

History Research Seminars

With the exception of the CRAM annual lecture, all seminars take place on Wednesdays from 1pm to 2.30 pm. Zoom link for all sessions: https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/j/94506346306?pwd=NkRWNUprdkVvRWNSVW1HbG12NXVCdz09  (Meeting ID: 945 0634 6306. Passcode: 525374) Everyone is welcome to attend but queries and questions can be sent to: m.johnes@swansea.ac.uk 26 January 2022: CRAM annual lecture: Patricia Owens (Oxford), … Read more