Month: April 2016

To build ocean-going ships sound timber is needed, the ForSEAdiscovery project asks: Which forests supplied the timber for the construction of ships during the ‘Age of Discovery’? Did the Iberian forests supply the Iberian Empires with the materials to build their …

Archaeology Professor Nigel Nayling heads the ForSEAdiscovery project Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

The following report was written by Chinese Studies student Mike Dennis after having spent the summer at a carpenters’ workshop in Guizhou province in Southern China, organised by Charpentiers sans Frontières. All morning, we had been furiously preparing timber by …

A Common Language Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Anthropology lecturer Luci Attala (UWTSD) gave an inspiring keynote lecture at the Wales Nexus Conference, which focused on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in Wales. The conference hosted several academics who demonstrated clear synergy between research and teaching, and …

Learning and Teaching Conference at UWTSD Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Are you interested in the rare books and manuscripts held in the Lampeter campus archive? Art Historian Dr Allan Barton is currently researching the Roderic Bowen Archive in Lampeter and sharing his findings online. From Oxford Binding, marbled “pastedowns” to …

The Art of Book-Binding explored by Art Historian Dr Allan Barton Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Göbekli Tepe, or ‘Potbelly Hill’, in Southeastern Turkey is redefining our understanding of the Neolithic. Currently dated to 12,000 B.P, the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Period (c. 9600–7300 BC) site was first excavated by German Archaeologist Klaus Schmidt from 1996 until …

Archaeology Now Read More »

Senior Lecturer Dr Emma-Jayne Abbots investigates the cultural politics of food and drink and has a particular interest in the “visceral practices” involved in material engagements with foodstuffs. On Friday 11th March she was invited to speak at the SOAS …

UWTSD Anthropology Lecturer Dr Emma-Jayne Abbots explores “corporeal crafting” in the production of cider Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,