A round-up of reports focussing on researchers in the Arts and Humanities
4/12/15 The Evening Post reports on the donation of Richard Burton's French dictionary to local school - presented by Prof Hywel Francis, Swansea University: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-35007122
4/12/15 Wales Online reports on the donation on Richard Burton's French dictionary to local school: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/richard-burtons-widow-donates-french-10546180
2/12/15 Poet Bryn Griffiths presents his papers to Swansea University's Archives, The Evening Post, p.26 (no link).
2/12/15 Schools learn of heritage through competition - Festival of Humanities 2015, reported in The Evening Post, p.11 (no link).
2/10/15 The Western Mail reports the role of Vice-Chairman of the Dylan Thomas Society has been taken up by Dr Elaine Canning, the Executive Officer for the Swansea University-sponsored Dylan Thomas Prize.
26/8/15 Renaissance expert Dr Catherine Fletcher, adviser to the BBC's hit history drama Wolf Hall, is heading a new heritage course at Swansea University: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/history-studentsfancy-being-tutored-woman-9930180
19/8/15 Professor of Creativity at Swansea University Owen Sheers is to turn Gower into a work of art using words, sounds and digital techology: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/sights-sounds-gower-penisula-turned-9886914
23/6/15 The Western Mail reports on an exhibition entitled, Pithead to Sickbed and Beyond: The Buried History of Disability in the Coal Industry Before the NHS, a project led by Swansea University’s Professor David Turner, opened at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum on Saturday: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/hidden-history-disabled-miners-coal-9497393. The Evening Post also reports the news: http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Chapter-mining-era-showcased/story-26730520-detail/story.html. Noodls also reports the news: http://www.noodls.com/viewNoodl/28750504/swansea-university/disability-in-the-south-wales-coalfield-exhibition-reveals-
22/6/15 The Western Mail reports that an exhibition entitled, Pithead to Sickbed and Beyond: The Buried History of Disability in the Coal Industry Before the NHS, a project led by Swansea University’s Professor David Turner, opened at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum on Saturday. p20 & 21
BBC Good Morning Wales reported on the exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum on disability in the coalfield, led by Swansea University, with an interview with Dr Mike Mantin from the project team. Listen again at 51:00” http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xvzjx#auto
The story is also reported in: BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33107078; The South Wales Evening Post p19 and online http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Chapter-mining-era-showcased/story-26730520-detail/story.html; Wales Online http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/hidden-history-disabled-miners-coal-9497393; BBC History Extra - interview with Dr Dan Blackie, project researcher (no link)
BBC Wales News carries a feature on Dr Emma Cavell, Lecturer in Medieval History at Swansea University, a relative of Edith Cavell, the British WW1 nurse shot by the Germans for assisting the enemy. Dr Cavell's research at Swansea University is on the role of women in the justice systems of medieval and early modern Britain. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33205048
Dr Emma Cavell, Lecturer in Medieval History at Swansea University, reviewed the morning papers on Radio Wales - Sunday Supplement.
Y Cymro reports that Academi Hywel Teifi will work in partnership with Literature Wales to host this year’s Lolfa Lên (Literature Lounge) in the National Eisteddfod. p2
19/6/15 BBC Online carries an interview with Dr Leighton James of the College of Arts and Humanities in an article on Thomas Picton, born in west Wales, who was the most senior British officer to die at the Battle of Waterloo, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33110128.
14/5/15 The Western Mail, Carmarthen Journal and walesonline.co.uk reports on the first public viewing of Swansea University’s Dylan Thomas notebook and Robin Turner, in his Western Mail column, underlines the importance of Dylan Thomas in attracting visitors to Wales.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/dylan-day-poets-lost-notebook-9256716; http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Lost-Dylan-Thomas-notebook-opened-public/story-26502547-detail/story.html; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-32721675
The unveiling was also featured on Radio Wales, BBC Wales, S4C and Wales Today. View the clips here:
- Wednesday 26 March 2014 16.41 GMT
- Wednesday 13 January 2016 15.46 GMT
- RIAH, Swansea University