“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

The Last Welsh Princess of Wales

Online Research seminar: Wed 8 December 1.15pm Dr Rhea Seren Phillip This paper will discuss identity, memory and uses of the past, along with global interactions and connections which have a Welsh association. The primary focus of the paper will be the history of Princess Gwenllian ferch Llywelyn and her rebellious familial ties. However, I … Read more

Bringing History and Heritage Alive for/with Young People

Department of History, Heritage and Classics History Research Seminars Wednesday, 24 November 2021 1.15pm Bringing History and Heritage Alive for/with Young People Dr Tracy Breathnach, Research Officer, Department of History, Heritage and Classics, Swansea University In this seminar Dr Tracy Breathnach discusses the co-productive methodology she uses to engage young people and children with history … Read more

Putting Swansea and the Mumbles on the Map

What did the city of Swansea look like before the twentieth century? How has the past shaped the present outlines of the city streets and buildings? What traces are left of Swansea’s medieval and industrial history? A team of historians and academics are aiming to answer these questions by producing a map of early Swansea … Read more

The Symbolism of the White Poppy in Britain

The interwar period brought a wave of cultural change, and the white peace poppy was a fringe commemorative symbol that exemplified these changes. The white peace poppy was organised and sold by the Women’s Cooperative Guild, typically working-class women who had lost multiple family members to the Great War and sought to exercise their newly … Read more

History in the News

Dr Sarah Crook writes: History students on HIH284 Disunited Kingdom? Class, Race, Gender and Social Division in 20th Century Britain, an optional second year module, have – as well as lectures and seminars – a weekly ‘workshop’ session. Each week these workshops challenge the students to develop new skills and to put their skills as … Read more