Category: History

Reconstruction of Newfoundland, Red Bay in Labrador, Canada, in the 16th century Basque whaling season.

This week’s blog is by Beñat Eguiluz Miranda, a PhD student in maritime archaeology and history at UWTSD Lampeter, and the Marie Curie Fellow with the ForSEAdiscovery Project. Every time somebody asks me ‘what is your research on?’, I don’t …

Transnational Shipbuilding in the Age of Discovery Read More »

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This week’s blog is by Prof. Janet Burton, Professor of Medieval History at UWTSD Lampeter. She has recently returned from a trip to Konstanz, where she presented a paper with Dr Karen Stober on ‘Island Monastaries in England and Wales’. …

Lampeter – Zurich – Konstanz – Reichenau and Back Read More »

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This week’s blog is by Dr Alexander Scott, Lecturer in Modern History at UWTSD Lampeter. Journalists, bloggers and political scientists have produced countless words trying to explain the unexpected result of November’s US presidential election. And just as commentators have …

Trump for Historians: Reflections on Teaching US History in Election Season Read More »

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Paphos Mosaics 09/07/2016. Paul Croft and the LARC Group silhouetted against Mosaic at Palace in Paphos. Roman Period. (c) Charlie Kerslake.

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 …

Kissonoger Skalia Excavation 2016 Read More »

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The Revd Raymond Renowden

The exhibition ‘Lampeter and the Atom Bomb’ illustrates the posting, in December 1947, of Lampeter Lecturer in Philosophy The Revd Raymond Renowden to Japan, when he accompanied the Emperor Hirohito on his visit to Hiroshima. THE EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN …

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St. David’s College Students, Ex-service Men, 1918-19

This blog was written by Flora McNerney, a UWTSD third-year student in Anthropology and English, who was a member of the team that worked on the material for the exhibition. Flora was the Lampeter Campus Students’ Union President in 2014/15. …

The Somme Centenary at UWTSD Read More »

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Two women holding out babies for rides on the back of a bear, from the right border of a page of the Lampeter Bible (1279), one of the manuscripts in the RBLA.

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 »

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UWTSD is the proud home of the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives (RBLA). The RBLA has in its collections 35,000 early printed works, 8 medieval manuscripts, around 100 post medieval manuscripts, and 69 incunabula. The RBLA is open not only to …

Looking Beyond the Text – Lampeter Bookbindings Read More »

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