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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Hot off the press this important new book explores the lives of women across the ancient world, from Mesopotamia and Egypt to the classical civilisations of the Mediterranean and as far as the Celtic fringe. The chronological span is equally vast, from the third millennium BC to the early centuries AD. The chapters have been […]

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Dr Kyle Erickson of UWTSD Classics has recently published an article, jointly with David Engels of Université Libre de Bruxelles, on ‘Apama and Stratonike – Marriage and Legitimacy’, in the book ‘Seleukid Royal Women’ edited by Altay Coşkun and Alex McAuley.   Dr Erickson’s article explores the lives and careers of the first two Seleukid […]

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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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This is the third year of the UWTSD Lampeter Student Led Awards, and on Wednesday a number of students and staff got together for the celebration and presentation of the awards. The Student Led Awards are organised by the UWTSD Students’ Union and are based upon a process of nomination and selection by the students. The […]

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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 and Archaeology students, Heather: I can put a spell on you!! …well not you, but I can cast a spell on your dead body… You are probably thinking that I am crazy but I am not! And I will tell you why. My name is […]

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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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