Dr Martin Wright

Dr Martin Wright

Lecturer in History (Welsh Medium)

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Email:
wrightmk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0830
Location:
5.37, John Percival Building
Welsh speaking

Research interests

  • Modern British and Welsh History
  • History of Socialism and Radicalism

Education and qualifications

BA Hons (University of Wales), 1987

M Phil (University of Wales), 1992

PhD (Cardiff University), 2012

Career overview

2007 – Present: Cardiff University (PhD student & subsequently Welsh Medium Lecturer in History)

2006-7: University of Huddersfield – Research Assistant

2005-7: University of Wales, Lampeter -Associate Lecturer

2005-6: Ceredigion County Council- Welsh for Adults Tutor

1994-2004: University of Wales, Aberystwyth – Tutor and Administrator in Continuing Education / Head of Centre for Continuing Education

1990-1997: University of Wales, Lampeter - Associate Lecturer in History and Tutor in Adult and Continuing Education

Professional memberships

  • Chairperson of Llafur, The Welsh People's History Society
  • Reviews Editor, Welsh History Review

Speaking engagements

Recent presentations and conference papers include

  • November 2011, Welsh History Society, Cardiff University: 'Wales, The Clarion and the Culture of Socialism, 1880-1914'.
  • November 2009, New Voices in Celtic Studies Conference, University of Aberdeen: 'Lost in Translation: Socialism, the Welsh Language and the Printed Word, 1880-1920s'.
  • September 2009, Ireland – Wales Correspondences Cenference, Cardiff University: 'Lost in Translation: Socialism, the Welsh Language and the Printed Word, 1880-1920s'.
  • August 2008, North American Association for the Study of Welsh History and Culture, Toronto: 'Robert Jones Derfel, 1824-1905'.
  • May 2008, Cynhadledd Blynyddol Canolfan Addysg Uwch Cyfrwng Cymraeg, Gregynog: 'Y Traddodiad Sosialaidd Cymraeg' ('The Welsh Socialist Tradition').

Year one

Contributions to:

  • Modern Wales (HS1104)
  • The Modern World (HS1105)
  • History in Practice (HS1107)

Year two

  • Diwydiannaeth, Radicaliaeth a'r Bobl Gyffredin yng Nghymru a Phrydain mewn Oes Chwyldro, 1789-1880 (HS1757)

Year three

  • Socialism, Society and Politics in Britain, 1880-1918 (HS1860)
  • Llafur, Sosialaeth a Chymru, 1880-1979 (HS1862)
  • Dissertation Convener (HS1801)

Postgraduate teaching

  • Contributions to MA in Welsh History