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
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
A short video by Professor Martin Johnes recorded for a Welsh Government event to discuss history in the Curriculum for Wales.
** 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
The nineteenth century was a time of significant change across rural Wales. Plagued with socio-political unrest, a series of factors laid the foundations for a series of uprisings known as the Rebecca Riots. The upper classes controlled all government and local parliaments, allowing for oppressive laws to be introduced and passed without resistance. The Turnpike … Read more
The persistent legacies of colonial domination have become a flashpoint in recent years. On the one hand, movements like Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall have provided a platform through which we can analyse how structural hangovers from imperialism continue to impact on the lives of underrepresented groups. On the other, that observation alone … Read more
Dr Matthew Stevens’ book, The Economy of Medieval Wales, 1067-1536 has been attracting some glowing reviews recently. The book examines the economy of Wales from the first Norman intrusions of 1067 to the Act of Union of England and Wales in 1536. Key themes include the evolution of the agrarian economy; the foundation and growth … Read more