Dr Gethin Matthews is a senior lecturer in the History Department at Swansea University, where he has been since 2011. His PhD explored the history of the Welsh in the Gold Rushes, but for the past decade he has been researching the impact of the First World War upon Welsh society and culture. His edited volume Creithiau (2016) provided an important assessment in Welsh of the effects of the war upon Wales. His latest book, Having a Go at the Kaiser: A Welsh Family at War, published in 2018, explored the impact of the war upon three brothers and their loved ones, based upon over a hundred of their letters. He wrote a series of contributions for both academic and popular history publications during the Centenary of the First World War, and while that research interest is still current, he is also returning his attention to the question of Welsh involvement in the Gold Rushes and in imperial ventures.