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The Ideas of War, 1914 by Professor Hew Strachan
This lecture will address how World War I became driven by ideologies very quickly after its outbreak despite the commonalities of culture and even religion in Europe before it.
Cardiff University Archaeology involved in First Modern Excavation on Skomer Island
New York! New York! Eminent Cardiff Medievalist Emeritus Professor Peter Edbury gave a sparkling keynote lecture in New York last week.
The Center for Medieval Studies 2014 conference, “French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean,” wrapped up its annual international conference on March 30 with highlights that included the keynote attended by medievalists including Head of History at Cardiff Professor Helen Nicholson. Peter is widely considered the world expert on French language texts from the Latin East. Medieval History is a strength at Cardiff, with world experts both teaching and researching. See http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/degreeprogrammes/history/index.html
See Peter's lecture here: http://www.fordham.edu/Campus_Resources/eNewsroom/topstories_3156.asp
'Transnational Responses to Child Sexual Abuse; Britain and the wider world' to be held on Saturday 12 April 2014 in Cardiff, organised by Tim Jones (South Wales), Daniel Grey (Plymouth) and our own Padma Anagol.
Cardiff alumnus presents new BBC2 programme [26 March, 9pm]
Archaeologists in Suffolk have found conclusive evidence of the long-lost Anglo-Saxon royal settlement whose people buried their kings at Sutton Hoo.
Sign up for free 'Muslims in Britain' course
Planned and run by undergraduates from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Heritage Hunters is a free drop-in event during half term for families with children.
Archaeologists and chemists trace ancient British diets
History of classic song with Welsh roots, Wales Today, BBC1 Wales
Cardiff modern historian Dr Toby Thacker and Professor Rachel Cowgill of Cardiff School of Music contributed to a story on the brothers behind World War One song Pack Up Your Troubles featured on Wales Today on 31 January.
The song started life as a throwaway music hall number but became one of the iconic songs of WWI. Composed by two brothers from Denbighshire, this coverage on BBC Wales’ flagship news programme and BBC online delved into its history, with interviews with Cardiff academics.
Take a look on BBC Wales News
Exemplary access to national heritage - Assembly session commends CAER!
Eluned Parrott AM raised the work of CAER - Caerau and Ely Rediscovering Heritage Project run by Cardiff SHARE and the community of Ely and Caerau in partnership this week in a session discussing access to our Heritage at the Welsh Assembly Government.
She celebrates the importance of community involvement and not only access to significant sites.
See for yourself here
For more on CAER take a look
'Redating Early England: Explaining the end of Early Anglo-Saxon funerary traditions' has been nominated in the Research Project of the Year category in the Archaeology Awards 2014.