Today’s blog shows Dr Kyle Erickson’s module Courts and Societies in action. The students in this class participate in this class as members of the Seleucid and Ptolemaic courts of the Hellenistic period. The get to experience the political complexities and intrigue of Hellenistic court life by enacting it for themselves. 

Ancient World

Today’s blog has been written by Stephany Aymerich, who is studying Classical Civilisation at UWTSD Lampeter. Last week the Lampeter Campus saw its first Formal Hall for over 40 years. The event served as the closing episode of a series of workshops that were held on our campus and run by the alumni. Apart from […]

Student Life

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

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 […]

Religion

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 university that came to be (after a few name changes) the University of Wales Trinity St David, was founded in 1822. At that point it was St David’s College. The college admitted its first students on St David’s Day 1827, but received its Royal Charter the following year. This is the oldest charter in […]

History