History Department Research Events 2021

All events take place at 1pm via Zoom - Email Martin Johnes for links


10 February - Alun Withey (Exeter) 'Do Beards Matter? Facial hair, health and medicine, c. 1650-1900 (Medical Humanities Research Centre seminar)


24 February - Adam Chapman (Institute of Historical Research),Remembering and Reusing Glyndŵr's rebellion in Wales and England  in the 15th Century(MEMO and Richard Burton Centre seminar)


10 March - Stuart Booker (Swansea) Wales and the League of Nations (Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory Research Group and Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales seminar)


21 April - Felicity McKee (Swansea) Therapeutic Spaces: the Victorian Pursuit of Health (Medical Humanities Research Centre seminar)


5 May - Alexander Hurlow (University of Manchester), 'The Chronique de Normandie: Memory, Myth and Vernacular Culture' (MEMO-sponsored seminar)


12 May, RWIF team (Swansea University), ‘The Public Heritage and Community Regeneration project and CHART (Centre for Heritage Research and Training).’ History Department sponsored seminar.


26 May, Chiara Bonacchi (University of Stirling) 'Heritage-based tribalism in big data ecologies.'  History Department sponsored seminar.


9 June, Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire), Matthew Kelly (Northumbria University), Ben Anderson (Keele University), Ian Waites (University of Lincoln). ‘Decommissioning the 20th Century: community, heritage and planning in decommissioned energy sites’. History Department sponsored seminar.


28-29 June, Contested Histories: creating and critiquing public monuments and memorials in a new age of iconoclasm - online workshop hosted by Swansea University,

This event, organised by Swansea University’s Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory (CRAM) research group, will explore debates surrounding the cultural and political uses of monuments, reflecting upon their role in the memorialisation and imagining of the past. Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent) will give a keynote paper.