Today’s blog post is by Sarah Roberts, a Special Collections Curator at the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives, which houses the Special Collections of UWTSD, the university’s oldest printed books, manuscripts and archives and is one of the principal resources for academic research in Wales. A first edition of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan is currently on display […]

Philosophy & Ethics

This week’s blog continues our series introducing staff who have recently started at UWTSD. This week’s interviewee is Dr Kerem Öge, who is a Lecturer in International Political Economy at UWTSD Lampeter.   What areas do you research? My research expertise lies at the intersection of International Development and Comparative Politics, with a particular focus on […]

Philosophy & Ethics

The exhibition ‘Lampeter and the Atom Bomb’ illustrates the posting, in December 1947, of Lampeter Lecturer in Philosophy The Revd Raymond Renowden to Japan, when he accompanied the Emperor Hirohito on his visit to Hiroshima. THE EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN (1901-1989) Hirohito, Emperor of Japan from 1926 until his death, was head of state during […]

History

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

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

UWTSD Philosopher Professor David Cockburn explores the importance of “trust” in conversation.   In his 2014 paper Trust in Conversation Professor Cockburn argues that conversation requires an “epistemological leap” – a form of unobservable knowing – due to our constricted access to the speakers (or listeners) mind. When picturing the language of the individual who […]

Philosophy & Ethics