A round up of news stories focussing on researchers in the Arts and Humanities

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10/13 Swansea City FC website has a news item about Swansea Moments a new book on the history of Swansea City by the Swans100 project and the Swansea City’s Supporters Trust :  http://www.swanseacity.net/news/article/swans-book-new-1109215.aspx

11/10/13 Japan Times quote Professor John Goodby on Dylan Thomas in an article about the centenary of the poet’s birth in 2014. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/11/world/wales-set-to-restore-dylan-thomas-faded-reputation-as-centenary-nears/

10/13 BBC Wales, BBC Newyddion, NewsWales, Evening Post and UK Wired News report a preservationproject has started on two historic buildings at the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks as part of the Copperworks Project:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-24487743http://www.bbc.co.uk/newyddion/24497629; http://www.newswales.co.uk/index.cfm?section=Culture&F=1&id=26377http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/New-life-historic-buildings-Hafod-Morfa/story-19921437-detail/story.html#axzz2hgS3rlfihttp://www.ukwirednews.com/news.php/1514772-Swansea-Hafod-copperworks-preservation-begins

5/10/13 Professor Jonathan Bradbury from the Department of Politics is featured in a piece about council chiefs bringing their budget dilemmas to city libraries: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Sessions-libraries-balance-books/story-19891972-detail/story.html#axzz2h1WLWxKh

5/10/13 The Guardian features Dr John Goodby of Swansea University in a piece about next year’s centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/05/dylan-thomas-centenary-wales.

5/9/13 News Wales, Ad Hoc News (Germany), Aberdare Online and This Is South Wales report on the forthcoming Rhys Davies short story event at Swansea University, which will feature novelist Will Self: http://www.newswales.co.uk/index.cfm?section=Culture&F=1&id=26134 / http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/mark-rees-speaks-with-booker-prize-nominee-will-self--/de/News/31726702 / http://www.aberdareonline.co.uk/content/rhys-davies-short-story-conference | http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Authors-share-write-stuff/story-19753241-detail/story.html#ixzz2e0Tia2uX

6/8/13  The South Wales Evening Post report on the forthcoming Rhys Davies short story conference. http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Author-s-city-date/story-19617973-detail/story.html

1/8/13  The South Wales Evening Post report on an exhibition staged on the heritage skills programme http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Swansea-students-stage-exhibition-work-Waterfront/story-19597177-detail/story.html#axzz2b51oFJAn

8/7/13  The Connected Communities Project at Swansea University assists with an animated short film on Daniel James:  http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Composer-Welsh-hymn-featured-animated-city-film/story-19489489-detail/story.html#ixzz2YRXQHwVX

20/6/13  Booktrade.info reports that the first Rhys Davies Short Story Conference will take place at Swansea University in September. The new flagship conference is organised by The Rhys Davies Trust in partnership with Literature Wales and Swansea University: http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/47926

17/6/13 Dr David Bewley Taylor, Director of the Gobal Drug Observatory, comments on issues:  http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Drugs-expert-leads-city-group-tackle-issues/story-19307136-detail/story.html#axzz2WYzVw7pthttp://www.swanseasound.co.uk/news/local/swansea-uni-joins-the-fight-against-drugs/http://legalpronews.findlaw.com/article/0a0rePZ15v80d

23/5/13  Swansea Academics feature at the Hay Festival http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Swansea-University-going-centre-stage-Hay/story-19065019-detail/story.html#ixzz2U6UvZCjr

5/13  Dr David Turner, Dept of History and Classics, acts as academic advisor to new BBC Radio 4 series on the history of disability http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/r4-disabilityhistory.html | http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02143kr

20/5/13 Medievalists.net carries a feature on disability in the middle ages by Dr Irina Metzler, research fellow in the department of history and classics http://www.medievalists.net/2013/05/19/mental-disability-and-intellectual-impairment-in-the-middle-ages-some-preliminary-research-findings/

20/5/13  Wales Online reports on a project involving historians at Swansea University to digitise the cartoons of J M Staniforth http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/world-war-one-western-mail-3863816

20/5/13 The Western Mail features the latest in its series of essays on important objects in Welsh history, with Prof Chris Williams of Swansea University arguing the case for a memorial to Welsh surgeon Alfred Hughes, who died in the Boer War http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/welsh-history-month-corris-roadside-3875512

18/5/13 Centenary News reports on the Cartooning the First World War in Wales project led by Professor Chris Williams http://www.centenarynews.com/article?id=781