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 TB2 2022

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

Swansea Ancient World Online Seminars 2021-22: Facing Power

We have again chosen a broad topic which speakers can approach from all angles: This year, it is ‘Facing Power’ – inviting questions about interactions with power and the powerful, and how they are regulated, channelled, communicated and performed. We acknowledge that ‘power’ can be understood in many different ways, and our speakers are offering … Read more

Toxic Heritage: Post-Industrial Sites and the Unspoken Stories of Environmental Harm

Department of History, Heritage and Classics. History Research Seminar. Sponsored by CHART / DePOT. Wednesday, 17 November 2021 1.15pm Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts (IUPUI) Focusing on heritage sites in the US and UK, this talk examines the public memory of environmental harm, particularly in post-industrial … Read more

Swansea / Université Grenoble Alpes Workshop: ‘Well-Being and the Humanities in Post-Covid Times’

Swansea’s Medical Humanities Research Centre (MHRC) is pleased to be collaborating with medical humanities colleagues at Université Grenoble Alpes as part of the broader strategic partnership between the two universities on the theme of ‘Resilience’. On Friday 22 October, we will be hosting a joint virtual workshop ‘On Well-Being and the Humanities in Post-Covid Times’. … Read more

A path-breaking international conference: ‘Race’, law and group identity in medieval Europe

On 6 & 7 September 2021 Swansea University and Nicolaus Copernicus University (Toruń, Poland) co-hosted this interdisciplinary conference welcoming registered delegates, both historians and art historians from Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Finland, England, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Brazil. Delegates discussed, from a variety of cultural and historical perspectives, the complex relationships that existed … Read more

Creative Copperworks Walk **CANCELLED**

** Unfortunately, due to very poor weather conditions forecast for tomorrow Saturday 2nd October, our Community event has been cancelled. We hope to rearrange something for next Spring.** Please join us for a creative and activity-filled morning at the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks on Saturday 2nd October 10am-1pm. We are working in partnership with People Speak Up and a … Read more

Contested Histories: Creating and Critiquing public monuments and memorials in a new age of iconoclasm

Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory (CRAM) research group. 28-29 June 2021 This workshop will explore debates surrounding the cultural and political uses of monuments, reflecting upon their role in the memorialisation and imagining of the past. It considers artefacts such as war memorials, cenotaphs and public statuary as well as urban sites damaged through war, or … Read more

What can the census tell us about the history of the Welsh language?

Professor Martin Johnes recently gave an online talk for the genealogy website FindmyPast about using the census to understand the history of the Welsh language. Drawing upon his research into the role of education in the decline of Welsh in the late 19th century, Martin explored how the census collected language data, questions around its … Read more

Contested Histories: creating and critiquing public monuments and memorials in a new age of iconoclasm. Online workshop, 28-29 June 2021.

This event, organised by Swansea University’s Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory (CRAM) research group, will explore debates surrounding the cultural and political uses of monuments, reflecting upon their role in the memorialisation and imagining of the past. We will take a broad view of ‘monuments’, considering artefacts such as war memorials, cenotaphs and public statuary as … Read more