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Welcome to the College of Arts and Humanities

A welcome message to all our visitors from Professor John Spurr, Head of the College of Arts and Humanities.

Professor of Modern History Martin Johnes gives an overview of the module Observing Britain: Everyday Life in the Mid 20th Century

Dr Sarah May introduces the module Whose Past Is It Anyway? Exploring the Heritage Industry.

Dr. Leighton James introduces his module The Great War for Empire, 1754-1764

Dr Richard Hall discusses the module The British Atlantic World c.1550-1760

Historian of Early America Dr Richard Hall discusses his second year module Revolutionary America.

Dr Adam Mosley gives an overview of the module Early Modern World, 1500-1800

Medievalist Dr Emma Cavell gives a brief lecture on the impact on Wales of the Black Death.

Dr Michael Bresalier, lecturer in the History of Medicine, talks about his module From Plague to Aids: Infections in Global History.

 

History Sample Lecture

Dr Christoph Laucht is a senior lecturer in Modern History and the Undergraduate Programme Director of History. In this video, Christoph delivers a sample lecture analysing the Cold War. We offer an exciting second year module on the Cold War, which allows students to analyse this crucial part of twentieth-century history and its impact on sports, consumerism, gender, popular culture and more to the present day.

 
 

History Sample Source Analysis

Dr Gethin Matthews is a bilingual senior lecturer in the History Department at Swansea University. Gethin teaches modules through the medium of English and Welsh. In this video, Gethin delves into the history of a photograph which reportedly shows ‘war enthusiasm’ in Wales during the First World War. We learn that at a University level it is important to deeply analyse historical sources.

 
 

History Question and Answer Session

Dr Tomas Irish a senior lecturer from our History department delivers a Q&A session. Tomas explains the structure of the degree and discusses the wide range of topics offered by Swansea University’s History department. Tomas also chats about opportunities beyond the classroom, such as field trips, placements and studying abroad.