This post was written by Dr Shadaab Rahemtula, one of our Religious Studies lecturers at UWTSD and organiser of the symposium. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David will be hosting an inter-faith symposium on 12-13 July in Lampeter, bringing together faith leaders and academics from across Wales and the United Kingdom. Given the turbulent […]

Religion

Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla is a Lecturer in Inter-Faith Studies and World Religions at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He recently published a book entitled Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam   To coincide with the book’s publication, Dr Rahemtulla wrote a blog post for Oxford University Press’ blog, entitled […]

Religion

This week’s blog is by Dr Errietta Bissa, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at UWTSD Lampeter. She recently had the opportunity to sit in on Rhodri Thomas’s class on proto-satanic figures. We have all heard about the Dead Sea scrolls, but not many know about the satanic (or proto-satanic) figures that are discussed there. I […]

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This week’s blog is the first in a series introducing staff who have recently arrived at UWTSD. The first blog is on Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, who joined the Faculty of Humanities and Performing arts this semester.   What areas do you research? My research focuses on “liberation theology”. This is an approach to theology that asks […]

Religion

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 […]

Ancient World

Throughout August, Ceredigion Art Trail organised exhibitions by local artists across the county. In Lampeter there was artwork displayed in Victorial Hall, showcasing a mixture of professional, student and community art, and at the library at UWTSD Lampeter. The exhibition hosted by the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives was called Prime Patterns and was created by local artist […]

Religion

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. […]

Ancient World

Celtic religions in antiquity is a lively area of research at UWTSD. The latest article by UWTSD Classics Senior Lecturer Dr Ralph Häußler presents his work on the Voconces, a Celtic people in Gaul. In the article ‘Vaison et la colline de Puymin : évolution d’un espace sacré (Ier siècle av. n. è. – IIe […]

Ancient World

The blog below was written by Rhodri Thomas, a PhD student and Postgraduate Tutor in the School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies: The Halliwell Centre on the Carmarthen campus was the venue, at the beginning of March, for the Trinity St David AS Revision Day for Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, co-hosted by […]

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