On this page you will find information about current and forthcoming events in the School.
Research Seminars & Lectures
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Exploring the Past Free Lectures run by Cardiff Lifelong Learning Centre (all in LEARN on Senghennydd Road, Cardiff) 10th December Historical Association Lecture: Human Sacrifice in Scandinavian Viking Age: Grisly reality or morbid mainland European myth? Dr Tim Bolton
Ancient History Research Seminar Series on 8 December all at 5.10pm, Classical Association Lecture (in association with the Roman Society) The Forum of Augustus as a machine for making Romans, Prof Greg Woolf [St Andrews], Room 0.31
Cardiff Centre for the Crusades Seminar Series, on Tuesday 25 November, Through the Local Lens: Re-Examining the Function of the Hospitallers in England, Christie Majoros ( PhD Canditate)
Multi-disciplinary perspectives on population mobility and cultural change
13th-14th November 2014
‘East is East, and West is West.’ Imperial Collegiality and Division in the Later Roman Empire (285-455)
Ancient History Research Seminar Series, all at 5.10pm, on Monday 10 November - The Economics of Empire: Roman Coinage c. 300 BC Dr Jeremy Armstrong (Auckland), room 4.45
Exploring the Past Free Lectures run by Cardiff Lifelong Learning Centre (all in LEARN on Senghennydd Road, Cardiff) Thursday 6 November - Historical Association Lecture: Remembering the Miners' Strike, Thirty Years On, Dr Hywel Francis MP
Ancient History Research Seminar Series, on 27 October all at 5.10pm Myths of the Ionian Migration, Dr Naoise Mac Sweeney, [Leicester] room 4.45
Ancient History Research Seminar Series, on 20 October all at 5.10pm [Classical Association Lecture] What Was the Voice? Prof Shane Butler [Bristol](Room 0.31)
Cardiff Centre for the Crusades Seminar Series on 14 October all at 5.10pm, John Percival Building The best laid schemes? The formation of the ‘crusader’ county of Tripoli in the post-Byzantine and post-Fatimid Levant Dr Kevin Lewis [Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London]
Cardiff Archaeological Society [The University hosts this organisation’s events on Thursday evenings. Talks start at 7.15pm and are usually held in the University’s Small Chemistry lecture theatre [Room 1.112] in Main Building unless otherwise stated] October 9th
Must Farm – Excavating an intact Bronze Age river, MARK KNIGHT, Senior Project Officer, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Exploring the Past Free Lectures run by Cardiff’s Lifelong Learning Centre [all in LEARN on Senghennydd Road, Cardiff
8th October Dr Ritchie Wood (Swansea University)
South Wales Miners in the Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front and their Womenfolk at Home
Ancient History Research Seminar Series, on 6th October all at 5.15pm, 'The Welsh are Romans': David Jones, Plaid Cymru and the Concept of the Nation, Jasmine Hunter-Evans [Exeter], room 4.45
Wed 10th September Islam UK Centre one-day conference, in association with Muslims in Britain Research Network.
Cardiff Postgraduate House Hunting
Just announced is the annual Cardiff Postgraduate House Hunting event: 13th-15th August 2014.
This event was a great success last year with 88% of attendees securing accomodation by the end of the event and 100% saying they would recommend the event to others. This event offers the chance to meet other postgrads in advance, helping make for an easy start to your studies at Cardiff.For more information and how to get tickets, head here to Postgraduate House-hunting
7-11 August: Guerrilla Archaeology at Wilderness with their Neolithic Fayre http://www.wildernessfestival.com/
4-17 August Guerrilla Archaeology at Green Man Festival on the archaeology of festivals and festival archaeology http://www.greenman.net/
Be part of the School Celebration
Graduands and their families and friends are invited to join the staff of the School at Aberdare Hall for this special event marking the success of the class of 2014.
The Emperor in the Byzantine World
Cardiff University, 25-27 April 2014
5 April 2014
On the 5th April, Holocaust Survivor Mala Tribach will share her testimony with the Cardiff community to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by British Troops.
‘Re-presenting Lady Rhondda (1883-1958): a Biographical History’ Professor Angela V. John, 6pm, Tuesday 1 April 2014 in Room 0.36, John Percival Building
Crusades Centre Public Lecture: Hospitalier convent of San Giovanni di Pre in Genova, Dr Elena Bellomo, SHARE, 27 February
Historical Association/Exploring the Past Lecture series: Papal-Jewish Relations in the Central Middle Ages, Dr Rebecca Rist (University of Reading) 26 February at 7.15pm
Your mission, should you choose to accept:
Heritage Hunters, Cardiff Bay Half-term free family fun
Centre for the Study of Medieval Society and Culture Lecture, title tbc, Dr Bronach Kane 18 February
Lecture Theatre 0.22 of the Law Building
The Grey Friars Project: Finding Richard III
Glamorgan Building, Glamorgan Council Chamber
The Islam UK Centre runs a free annual public lecture series each Spring. Speakers come from across the UK and overseas to give details of the latest research available.
Emotion and the Researcher - In spring 2014, the Families, Identities and Gender Research Network will host two interdisciplinary workshops on ‘Emotion and the Researcher’. The first workshop is co-hosted with the West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network. Both events are free to attend, but attendees must register (so that we can monitor numbers and ensure venues are appropriate for both events). See below for registration details, and for the full programme of both events.
For Emotion and the Researcher Workshop 1, Saturday 25th January 2014, register here.
For Emotion and the Researcher Workshop 2, Saturday 29th March 2014, register here.
Tolkien, Kipling and Romantic Anglo-Saxonism: two 'mythologies for England' - This paper focuses on the parallels between Tolkien's The Book of Lost Tales (one of his earliest works, the first version of The Silmarillion) and Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill. It examines these literary works via history, archaeology and folklore and traces makes a case for the importance of national identity for both writers.
The speaker is Dr Dimitra Fimi (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
7.15pm on Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Room M0.40 at the Centre for Lifelong Learning on Senghenydd Road, Cardiff
Cardiff Archaeological Society Public Lecture series: Proud, ambitious heaps: Elizabethan & Jacobean architecture 7.15pm in Main, Small Chemistry Lecture Theatre 9th January
The Chronology of Roman Trade in the India Ocean Dr Matthew Cobb (Trinity St David) 9th January