A range of workshops were run by Classicists and Ancient Historians from the Faculty of Humanities, including Dr Matthew Cobb, Dr Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen, Dr Fiona Mitchell, Dr Ruth Parkes and Dr Kyle Erickson. Closely allied to the OCR Classical Studies syllabus, these workshops covered themes as diverse as ‘heroic masculinity in art’ to the […]

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This week’s post is by Sofia Bianchi Mancini, one of our postgraduate research students in Classics at UWTSD Lampeter. My name is Sofia Bianchi Mancini, I am in my final year of MRes in the department of Classics. My research focuses on an explanation of how shame could have been used as a manipulative technique […]

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This post was written by Charlie Kerslake, who is studying Ancient History and Archaeology at UWTSD Lampeter. Content note: this post contains photos of human skeletal remains. The LARC Experience: We got to without hassle at Paphos international airport in the late evening, then made our way to the airport bus to the town of Paphos itself to locate […]

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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. […]

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Skincare is a part of life nowadays with advertisements on TV, radio and the internet. Most interestingly skincare has been important to human societies for millennia. UWTSD’s Dr Jane Draycott has been awarded an AHRC Science in Culture Early Career Developmental Award for the joint project “From natural resources to packaging, an interdisciplinary study of […]

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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 […]

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The blog below was written by one of our Ancient History students, Stephany Aymerich: Hello everyone, I am Steph, second year Ancient history and anthropology student. Togidubnus!!! …You may think that I have just made that word up but it’s actually the name of the guy who (presumably) used to live in Fishbourne. First of all, […]

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The blog below was written by one of our Classics students, Gemma Russell: “Ahhhh!” Exclaimed Kyle as he fell off the stage with a dagger in his back. Wait a minute. I should probably give you some background into this. First let me start by saying that Kyle happens to be Dr Kyle Erickson, head […]

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