A round-up of reports focussing on researchers in the Arts and Humanities

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27/5/16 Anne Lauppe-Dunbar shortlisted for Cross Sport Book Award:  http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/East-German-sport-doping-scandal-Swansea-writer/story-29314101-detail/story.html

22/3/16  Shortlist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016 announced and reported as follows:

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media-centre/latest-news/judgesagreeunanimouslyontheshortlistforthe2016internationaldylanthomasprize.php

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/dylan-thomas-prize/news/eye-catchingeclecticandtotallyenergisingjudgesagreeunanimouslyontheshortlistforthe2016internationaldylanthomasprize.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35863026

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/22/international-dylan-thomas-prize-2016-shortlist

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sahota-and-porter-shortlisted-30k-dylan-thomas-prize-324792

http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/63790/na

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/the-year-of-the-runaways-review-the-grapes-of-wrath-for-the-21st-century/2016/03/21/e6e09a8c-e97c-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/shortlist-30000-international-dylan-thomas-11075184

http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/63790

http://www.noodls.com/viewNoodl/32713022/swansea-university/judges-agree-unanimously-on-the-shortlist-for-the-2016-inter

http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Judges-agree-unanimously-Shortlist-2016/story-28968247-detail/story.html

http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/our-intense-meeting-to-decide-dylan-thomas-shortlist-324807

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/dylan-thomas-prize-shortlists-eclectic-energising-young-hopefuls-win-30000-1550962

http://www.foyles.co.uk/news/Dylan-Thomas-Shortlist-2016

10/2/16  Professor Daniel Power (Department of History and Classics) features in Paris-Normandie:  http://www.paris-normandie.fr/detail_communes/articles/5075256/region/les-archives-departementales-de-l-eure-attirent-des-universitaires-britanniques#.Vr-ButErEdU

4/2/16  Public lecture by The Rt Hon the Lord Hain reported as follows:  

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/anti-apartheid-activist-peter-hain-10843621#ICID=sharebar_twitter
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Nelson-Mandela-s-legacy-betrayed-lecture-Peter/story-28673157-detail/story.html

23/12/15 New research by Swansea University historian Dr Tom Allbeson has shed new light on the impact of Herbert Mason's famous picture of St Paul's Cathedral taken during the Second World War:  http://www.noodls.com/viewNoodl/31418676/swansea-university/the-complex-history-of-quotwars-greatest-picturequot--- and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/12073187/Air-raid-siren-to-wail-over-London-to-mark-75th-anniversary-of-the-Blitz.html

23/12/15 The Telegraph quotes Dr Martin Johnes in an article about Christmas traditions being under threat:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/living/festive-traditions-are-dying-out---despite-how-much-we-love-chri/

22/12/15 BroadwayWorld.com (US) and London Theatre1 News (UK) reports that casting has been announced for the acclaimed play Pink Mist, about the mental and physical scars of war, written by Owen Sheers, Swansea University’s Professor of Creativity. http://www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/article/Bush-Theatre-Sets-PINK-MIST-Cast-20151222  | https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/123165/cast-announced-pink-mist-the-bush-theatre/

22/12/15 The Western Mail (page 17) and Wales Online reports that Dr Alex Langlands is involved in a new BBC2 baking series entitled Victorian Bakers which looks at the history of British baking: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/tv/swansea-lecturer-hits-tv-screens-10639498

22/12/15 Professor Louise Miskell, historian of Modern Britain in the University’s College of Arts and Humanities, appeared on BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales programme yesterday, speaking on the communities built around steel (7:08am, listen again http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=5680&DateTime=12%2f21%2f2015+7%3a09%3a13+AM&PlayClip=true).

22/12/15 Dr Martin Johnes, Department of History at Swansea University, appeared on BBC Radio Wales’ Good Evening Wales programme, speaking on Cardiff’s capital city status (4:24pm, listen again  http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=5680&DateTime=12%2f21%2f2015+4%3a24%3a32+PM&PlayClip=true.)

22/12/15 The Independent (UK) and BBC Merseyside feature interviews with Dr Martin Johnes, from the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University, on Christmas traditions including wearing your finest clothes, giving fruit and nuts, and playing parlour games, many of which originate from before the Second World War. The discussion surrounds new illustrations of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, which have been released to celebrate Christmas traditions:

-       http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/new-winnie-the-pooh-illustrations-celebrate-christmas-traditions-including-carol-singing-and-playing-a6781516.html

-       Listen again, 2:47pm, http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=5595&DateTime=12%2f18%2f2015+2%3a47%3a41+PM&PlayClip=true.

22/12/15 Noodls (UK) reports that Dr Alex Langlands, a history lecturer at Swansea University, will be hitting TV screens across the country on Tuesday 5 January in a prime-time BBC Two series which explores the history of baking, http://www.noodls.com/viewNoodl/31369827/swansea-university/swansea-university-historian-presents-brand-new-bbc-two-seri#sthash.pmNc7iF9.dpuf.

22/12/15 The Western Mail/Wales Online reports new research by Swansea University historian Dr Tom Allbeson has shed new light on the impact of Herbert Mason's famous picture of St Paul's Cathedral taken during the Second World War, http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/historian-reveals-story-behind-one-10634010.