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Exploring the Past free lecture series in collaboration with the Historical Association

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The Exploring the Past FREE Lecture series in collaboration with the Historical Association

Continuing & Professional Education have teamed up with the Historical Association to bring you this exciting series of FREE talks delivered by local postgraduates and academics together with very special Historical Association guest lectures delivered by renowned scholars from universities across the UK.

These monthly talks present an exciting window into research undertaken in areas like history, archaeology, literature, and religion. They are intended to provide adult learners with a fresh and up to the minute taster of the kinds of research undertaken within the humanities at Cardiff University and beyond and to give you a taste for university study and research.

For most talks, there’s NO need to book just turn up on the night!

Upcoming FREE lectures – Programme 2016-17

Date Lecture
Wednesday 14th September 2016

Dr Oliver Davis and Dr Dave Wyatt (Cardiff University)
The Power of Prehistory: Caerau Iron Age Hillfort and the Dynamics of Community Archaeology

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Dr Juliette Wood (Cardiff University)
Not so Darkly through a Glass: Mirrors in Magic and Folklore

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Professor Kevin Passmore (Cardiff University)
The Maginot Line in Politics, Society and Culture

Wednesday 7th December 2016

(Historical Association) – Dr Emma Cavell (Swansea University)
Looking at Women in Medieval Wales

Wednesday 18th January 2017

(Historical Association) – Dr William Purkis (University of Birmingham)
Souvenirs of the Sepulchre: Devotion to an Empty Tomb at the Time of the First Crusade

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Dr David Howell (Cardiff University and University of Gloucestershire)
"The story of her own wretchedness”. Begging, Poverty and Heritage, from William Gilpin (1724-1804) to the present.

Wednesday 15th March 2017

(Historical Association) – Dr Gajendra Singh (University of Exeter)
Reading the Embattled Text: Muslim Sipahis of the Indian Army and Sheikh Ahmad’s Dream, 1915-1918

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Dr Charlotte Pickard (Cardiff University)
The Princess and the Pauper: The Unequal Marriage in Medieval France

Wednesday 10th May 2017

(Historical Association) – Professor Richard Toye (University of Exeter)
Churchill and the Golden Age of Journalism

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Dr David Doddington (Cardiff University)
"Old Fellows”: Age, Identity, and Solidarity in Slave Communities of the U.S. South

All talks start at 7:15pm and are held at the Continuing & Professional Education, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff. Room numbers to be announced.
Please contact Dr Paul Webster for more information:
029 2087 5610