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 […]

Philosophy & Ethics

We are looking forward to Professor Bettina Schmidt’s monograph Spirits and Trance in Brazil An Anthropology of Religious Experience which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2016. The exciting new monograph examines the “social dimension of spirit possession” by exploring Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé and Umbanda and spiritism. Drawing from ethnographic research carried out […]

Humanities

Our distance learners come from all over the globe and study post-graduate degrees from Certificates to PhDs. Dr Timothy Mallard here speaks of his experience as a distance PhD student at UWTSD at his graduation in summer 2015. Dr Mallard graduated with a PhD in Christian Ethics, and was supervised by Professors Densil Morgan and […]

Religion