Today’s blog is by Luci Attala, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at UWTSD Lampeter. Luci has recently published a chapter entitled ‘Digesting ‘cryptid’ snakes: A phenomenological approach to the mythic and cosmogenetic properties of serpent hallucinations’ in Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Exploring Encounters with Mysterious Creatures. Below, Luci gives a description of the work covered in her chapter: The book […]

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Lucinda Walker, a third year Anthropology student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, has had an article accepted for publication in the international publication, Anthropology Now. She submitted a paper to the popular journal and was quickly informed that the article would be published in the April edition. The article explores the […]

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This week’s blog is by Frances McManus, a second-year student taking a BA in Anthropology and Chinese Studies At the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, we had an overnight stay which was both educational and (for me) very refreshing. We were given a tour of the grounds, background information on CAT, a lecture on the goal […]

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As rainfall patterns change in association with Climate Change, water inequalities and insecurities are set to mount. Recognising the current significance of water to global justice and planetary survival, Anthropology lecturer Luci Attala, with the support of The Rotary and WaterAid, organised another interdisciplinary event on the theme of water (this event followed a similar […]

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Staff from the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts are involved in publishing the results of an interdisciplinary project funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation,which examined the materiality of foodstuffs. This project brought together an international team of scholars from diverse fields of Archaeology, Egyptology, Anthropology, Geography and Food Studies for two workshops in Lampeter (May […]

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UWTSD’s Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research Conference was a major success this year. The conference took place in Carmarthen on April 20th. 45 people attended and 25 gave papers. The conference had participants from all campuses including London, Lampeter, Carmarthen and Swansea. The 25 speakers included 6 distant learners from abroad who presented their papers via Skype. […]

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The blog below was written by one of our Anthropology students, Lucinda: Hello! I’m Lucinda Walker, a second year Anthropology student. I will be writing about one of the most intellectually stimulating and hands-on Anthropology modules offered!  Our lecturer, Luci Attala, is both supportive in our ideas providing us with the tools and skills to carry […]

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Anthropology lecturer Luci Attala (UWTSD) gave an inspiring keynote lecture at the Wales Nexus Conference, which focused on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in Wales. The conference hosted several academics who demonstrated clear synergy between research and teaching, and showcased practitioners who have successfully integrated research with teaching and learning. The event began with […]

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