College of Arts and Humanities - in the Media

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13/5/13 The Evening Post reports Professor Stevie Davies of the College of Arts and Humanities will launch her new book at the Dylan Thomas Centre on Thursday

13/5/13 The Evening Post reports a book entitled Swansea City: The Road to Wembley by Professor Huw Bowen of the Department of History and Classics will be launched at the Liberty Stadium this Thursday

8/5/13 Western Mail, in the latest of its features for Welsh History Month, has an article by Dr Gethin Matthews of the history and classics department, arguing that the Welsh bible, especially those taken by Welsh emigrants seeking their fortune overseas, is the most important object in Welsh history.

8/5/13 BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe looked at the contribution Wales is making to space science and astronomy. The programme included an interview with George Abbey, former Director of the NASA space centre, who was visiting Swansea University to deliver the Richard Burton lecture. Listen again on iplayer George’s interview is 18 minutes into the programme.

4/5/13 The South Wales Evening Post reports that Professor Jonathan Bradbury , Professor of Politics at Swansea University and an expert in UK politics, will be giving an inaugural public lecture on devolution

1/5/13 This is South Wales reports on 'The Heritage Apprentice' competition

14/4/13 Dr Martin Johnes is quoted in an article on Wales Online about Margaret Thatcher and the impact her leadership had on Welsh unemployment

14/4/13 BBC Radio Cymru’s Dei Tomos programme featured an interview with Dr Jasmine Donahaye, Lecturer in Creative Writing who delivered a keynote speech at the 35th Celtic Conference in California last month. Listen again here (50 minutes 8 seconds in)

12/4/13 Dr Lee Jarvis was interviewed on BBC Radio Wales’ Louise Elliot programme on Friday, speaking on the major Swansea University-organised, NATO-supported, international conference on Cyberterrorism, which took place in Birmingham last week. Listen again here (22 minutes 48 seconds in)

12/4/13 Dr Stephen McVeigh made a substantial contribution to an episode of BBC Radio 4's documentary series Archive on 4, broadcast on Saturday 6th April Titled 'Riding into Town', the programme explored from a range of perspectives the longstanding fascination many have with America's Wild West history, the continuing popularity of the Western and their special significance for British audiences. To find out more, visit

12/4/13 Swansea Sound and The Wave radio stations (online) report on the major Swansea University-organised, NATO-supported, international conference on Cyberterrorism, taking place this week (11th and 12th) in Birmingham. Dr Lee Jarvis, College of Arts and Humanities is quoted:

12/4/13 BBC News Wales also report on the Cyberterrorism conference

8/4/13 The Guardian features a review of a collection of essays on poet R S Thomas authored by Wynn Thomas of the College of Arts and Humanities, which the reviewer, Swansea-born former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, describes as 'superb':

8/4/13 The Evening Post and Western Mail (no link) report that Swansea University’s Cyberterrorism Project, based in the College of Arts and Humanities, will be leading a conference on the issue, supported by NATO, and attracting researchers from around the world:

8/4/13 Golwg reports on a recent conference paper by Dr Jasmine Donahaye of the College of Arts and Humanities, in which she argued that the 19th century Welsh settlement in Patagonia should be seen to some extent as a colonial venture. (no link)

20/3/13 BBC Radio Wales Good Morning Wales interviewed Prof Chris Williams about a new digital project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which will bring J M Staniforth’s cartoons to life (approx 1hour 55 minutes into programme)  BBC Online, BBC Newyddion and ITV Wales also reported the story: | |

20/3/13 BBC2 - 'This World:  Iraq:  Did my son die in vain' television programme directed and produced by Dr Janet Harris (Dept of Languages, Translation and Media):

16/3/13 Who is the better poet?  Dylan Thomas vs R S Thomas - two Swansea academics go head to head:

16/3/13 RIAH public lecture given by Dr Tarnya Cooper:

March 13 The Western Mail Arts and Entertainment supplement trails Thursday’s free public lecture at Swansea University by Dr Tarnya Cooper, Chief Curator of the National Portrait Gallery in London. No link. 

13/2/13  Translation Arrays features in Wired:

Jan 13  The Western Mail reports that Daniel James, the Swansea-born bard and writer of one of Wales’ best known hymns, Calon Lan, is to have an animated film made of his life.