Subject Area: History and Media
Supervisor: Dr Gethin Matthews (History) and Dr Elain Price (Media).
Research Degree: PhD
Thesis Title: Portraying Wales and the Great War: Portrayals of Wales and the Welsh in First World War documentaries
My research is an analysis of Welsh-language documentaries about the First World War from the 1960s up to the end of the Centenary in 2018.
It considers how the contribution of Wales and the Welsh and the effect the war had on Welsh communities and families is portrayed in documentaries. It also considers the ways in which the Welsh experience of the First World War differs from the British experience of the war, and the way that the documentaries have changed in structure and presentation.