A conference entitled ‘Ethical Approaches to Peaceful Coexistence’ held in Cardiff recently aimed to identify practical ways in which communities locally and globally can build on shared values.The conference was a collaboration between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), the Muslim Council of Wales (MCW) and the Saudi-based Knowledge Exchange Programme (KEP) and […]

Humanities

This was the second year that the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David attended the UNESCO. The conference was sponsored by the UNESCO Delegation of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Venerable Master Chin Kung and The World Fellowship of Buddhists.       During the conference UNESCO ambassadors led themed discussions that were followed by […]

Humanities

This weeks blog is from Dr Thomas Jansen, Lecturer in Chinese Studies, who recently ran the European Association Chinese Studies (EACS) Summer School “Hidden in Plain Sight: Materiality, Meaning and Accessibility of Chinese Objects in Local Collections” (4-9 September 2017) at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, UK. Final Report Chinese objects often […]

Chinese Studies

This week’s blog is by Dr Errietta Bissa, a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at UWTSD Lampeter. Dr Bissa has recently edited a book on ancient economics; below she explores the roles of monopolies in the ancient world. When thinking about the ancient world, the question of state intervention in the economy is not something […]

Ancient World

Today’s blog is by Selina Ali, a Marie Curie Research Fellow with the ForSEAdiscovery Project at UWTSD Lampeter. My name is Selina Ali, I am a digital recording specialist, and I primarily work in 3D archaeological visualisation. I am here as a Marie Curie Research Fellow for a European funded project called ForSeaDiscovery. The project is made […]

Archaeology

Today’s blog is by Amy Kirby, who is studying for her BA in Heritage with Museums and Archives at UWTSD Lampeter. Amy is volunteering at the Rodierc Bowen Libray and Archives and she will be producing a series of blog posts on her research there. This week Amy has been exploring the life of a former […]

History

Each year, UWTSD Lampeter borrows some objects from the collection at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum in Merthyr Tydfil. This gives our students in Archaeology, Heritage, and Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East a chance to experience handling and cataloguing ancient artefacts. Dr Katharina Zinn, our resident senior Egyptologist, has been working with Cyfarthfa Castle Museum for […]

Ancient World

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 […]

Anthropology