This blog post is by our very own Christopher Fleming, a PhD student with the Faculty of Humanities at UWTSD, who earlier this month attended the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient History. On 17th March 2018, I was delighted to represent UWTSD at the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient History (AMPAH) as […]
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 […]
In this blog we are finding out more about one of the newest members of staff at UWTSD, Dr Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen, Lecturer in Late Antiquity. Where were you before you came to UWTSD? After completing my PhD in 2004 at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, I taught at Pacific Lutheran […]
On Monday the 2nd of October, I flew out to Rome to deliver a paper at a symposium entitled “A Marginalised Sea: Indigenous Cultures and Trade Systems in the Red Sea” (October 3rd-5th 2017). This was held at the Danish Academy in Rome (Det Danske Institut i Rom). The purpose of the conference was to […]
This week’s blog is by Dr Katharina Zinn, Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage at UWTSD Lampeter. She recently ran a workshop with a local school which explored the way we present and relate to archaeological artefacts. Why always create academically correct object biographies? It is so much more fun to be creative and tell […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Some UWTSD Lampeter students studying Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology recently went on a trip to the British Museum. They got to spend the day exploring ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Assyrian material culture.
This week’s blog is by Mandiza Landsmeer, who is studying for a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology at UWTSD Lampeter. Mandiza is a first-year student. Waking up on the 27th of January at 5 a.m. was certainly not something we were all keen on doing, but we all knew that it would be more […]