The Department of History and Classics is a large and thriving unit. Our expertise spans from the ancient cultures and languages of Greece, Rome and Egypt to the history of late twentieth-century Europe. You can read the latest news from the department at our blog. You can also follow us on Twitter.
Our staff are not only leading scholars in their field but also committed to teaching and public engagement. We work with museums, heritage bodies and the media to promote the public knowledge of history and classics. Students are able to benefit from these links in a variety of different ways from placements to research opportunities. We pride ourselves on our high-quality teaching and employ a wide variety methods that extend far beyond the conventional lecture and seminar. Our students are involved in group work, presentations, placements, projects, field trips and even making models of ancient machines of warfare. Our aim is to make studying as stimulating as possible, whilst also developing students’ skills in preparation for the workplace. Read more about our degrees in history.
Students also benefit from how our teaching is informed by our research. Our staff have published a wide range of books and articles and the last Research Assessment Exercise placed Swansea as the highest-rated research unit for history in Wales. The research of our staff and postgraduates is integral to the life of the department and it means that Swansea is a vibrant, exciting and stimulating place to study. Read more about: History & Classics Research Expertise
We are part of the Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities (RIAH), which organizes a large number of seminars, conferences and other research activities. Under the Research Institute’s umbrella there are also a number of research groups which act as focal points for staff and postgraduates. These are:
- Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power and Empire
- Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales
- Centre for Ancient Narrative Literature (KYKNOS)
- Centre for Egyptology and Mediterranean Archaeology (CEMA)
- Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO)
- Centre for research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS)
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